Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Covenant

  • "Children of the covenant have the right to receive His doctrine and to know the plan of salvation. They claim it by making covenants of sacred significance."

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Covenants"
    Topics: Covenants

  • "Through the ages, God has made covenants with His children. His covenants occur throughout the entire plan of salvation and are therefore part of the fulness of His gospel. For example, God promised to send a Savior for His children, asking in turn for their obedience to His law."

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Covenants"
    Topics: Covenants

  • "As we have considered the critical need to strengthen families and homes, we have felt that the Lord would have us encourage His beloved daughters to cheerfully cleave to their covenants. When covenants are kept, families are strengthened."

    —Linda K. Burton, "Is Faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ Written in Our Hearts?"
    Topics: Covenants, Women

  • "What is the source of such moral and spiritual power, and how do we obtain it? The source is God. Our access to that power is through our covenants with Him. A covenant is an agreement between God and man, an accord whose terms are set by God. In these divine agreements, God binds Himself to sustain, sanctify, and exalt us in return for our commitment to serve Him and keep His commandments."

    —D. Todd Christofferson, "Divine Covenants Make Strong Christians"
    Topics: Covenants

  • "Divine covenants make strong Christians. I urge each one to qualify for and receive all the priesthood ordinances you can and then faithfully keep the promises you have made by covenant. In times of distress, let your covenants be paramount and let your obedience be exact. Then you can ask in faith, nothing wavering, according to your need, and God will answer. He will sustain you as you work and watch. In His own time and way He will stretch forth His hand to you, saying, “Here am I.”"

    —D. Todd Christofferson, "Divine Covenants Make Strong Christians"
    Topics: Covenants

  • "Each one of us is on that [covenant] path. … As individuals, we are strong. Together with God, we are unstoppable."

    —Rosemary M. Wixom, "Keeping Covenants Protects Us, Prepares Us, and Empowers Us"
    Topics: Covenants

  • "Whoever you are and wherever you may be, you hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can now imagine. Every day and every hour you can choose to make or keep a covenant with God. Wherever you are on the path to inherit the gift of eternal life, you have the opportunity to show many people the way to greater happiness. When you choose whether to make or keep a covenant with God, you choose whether you will leave an inheritance of hope to those who might follow your example."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "A Priceless Heritage of Hope"
    Topics: Covenants

  • "We are daughters of our Heavenly Father. We are covenant-making women of all ages walking the path of mortality back to His presence. Keeping covenants protects us, prepares us, and empowers us."

    —Rosemary M. Wixom, "Keeping Covenants Protects Us, Prepares Us, and Empowers Us"
    Topics: Covenants

  • "Temple ordinances lead to the greatest blessings available through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. They are those ordinances necessary for our exaltation in the celestial kingdom. As we strive to keep our covenants, our feelings of inadequacy and imperfection begin to fade, while the ordinances and the covenants of the temple come alive. Everyone is welcome to walk that path to eternal life."

    —Rosemary M. Wixom, "Keeping Covenants Protects Us, Prepares Us, and Empowers Us"
    Topics: Covenants

  • "I must testify of the blessings of daily scripture study and prayer and weekly family home evening. These are the very practices that help take away stress, give direction to our lives, and add protection to our homes. Then, if pornography or other challenges do strike our families, we can petition the Lord for help and expect great guidance from the Spirit, knowing that we have done what our Father has asked us to do. … Remember that living Apostles have also promised that as we search out our ancestors and prepare our own family names for the temple, we will be protected now and throughout our lives as we keep ourselves worthy of a temple recommend. What promises!"

    —Linda S. Reeves, "Protection from Pornography—a Christ-Focused Home"
    Topics: Covenants, Family