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  • "That is how we build faith. That is how we strengthen testimonies—with the power of the word of God taught in purity and with conviction. Listen for the truth, hearken to the doctrine, and let the manifestation of the Spirit come as it may in all of its many and varied forms."

    —Howard W. Hunter, "Teaching the Gospel"
    Topics: Truth

  • "Throughout His life our Savior showed us how to use our agency. . . . with every choice and every action He exercised the agency to be our Savior—to break the chains of sin and death for us. And by His perfect life, He taught us that when we choose to do the will of our Heavenly Father, our agency is preserved, our opportunities increase, and we progress."

    —Robert D. Hales, "Agency: Essential to the Plan of Life"
    Topics: Jesus Christ Exemplar

  • "Spiritual light rarely comes to those who merely sit in darkness waiting for someone to flip a switch. It takes an act of faith to open our eyes to the Light of Christ. Spiritual light cannot be discerned by carnal eyes."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "The Hope of God's Light"
    Topics: Faith

  • "We are ambitious for Christ when we serve faithfully, accept humbly, endure nobly, pray fervently, and partake worthily. May we be ambitious for Christ as we accept our difficulties and trials with patience and faith and find joy in our covenant path."

    —Kazuhiko Yamashita, "Be Ambitious for Christ", Ensign, November 2016
    Topics: Covenants

  • "Independence and self-reliance are critical to our spiritual and temporal growth. Whenever we get into situations which threaten our self-reliance, we will find our freedoms threatened as well. If we increase our dependence on anything or anyone except the Lord, we will find an immediate decrease in our freedom to act."

    —L. Tom Perry, "Becoming Self-Reliant"
    Topics: Self-reliance

  • "“Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward.” D&C 58:27–28"

    Topics: Scripture Study

  • "All women need to see themselves as essential participants in the work of the priesthood. Women in this Church are presidents, counselors, teachers, members of councils, sisters, and mothers, and the kingdom of God cannot function unless we rise up and fulfill our duties with faith. Sometimes we just need to have a greater vision of what is possible."

    —Bonnie L. Oscarson, "Rise Up in Strength, Sisters in Zion", Ensign, November 2016
    Topics: Service, Faith

  • "How, then, can we claim that joy? We can start by “looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” [Hebrews 12:2] “in every thought” [D&C 6:36]. We can give thanks for Him in our prayers and by keeping covenants we’ve made with Him and our Heavenly Father. As our Savior becomes more and more real to us and as we plead for His joy to be given to us, our joy will increase."

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Joy and Spiritual Survival"
    Topics: Covenants

  • "Sincere desires offered in a spirit of gratitude for abundant blessings and gratitude for the lessons of life instill in our hearts steadfast faith in Christ. . . . Prayer is a gift from God. We need never feel lost or alone."

    —Carol F. McConkie, "The Soul's Sincere Desire", Ensign, November 2016
    Topics: Prayer, Gratitude

  • "God the Father lives. Jesus is the Christ. This is His Church and kingdom. This is His priesthood. I know this for myself by the power of the Holy Ghost."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "That He May Become Strong Also", Ensign, November 2016
    Topics: Jesus Christ