Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Spiritual Self-reliance

  • "There will be noise and people around you most of your waking day. God hears your silent prayers, but you may have to learn to shut out the distractions because the moment you need the connection with God may not come in quiet times."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "Priesthood and Personal Prayer"
    Topics: Spiritual Self-Reliance

  • "We should have learned that self-reliance is a prerequisite to the complete freedom to act. . . . There is nothing spiritual in self-reliance unless we make the right choices with that freedom. What then should we do once we have become self-reliant in order to grow spiritually?"

    —Marion G. Romney, "The Celestial Nature of Self-Reliance"
    Topics: Spiritual Self-reliance, Self-reliance

  • "Our Heavenly Father asks only that we do the best we can—that we work according to our full capacity, however great or small that may be."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Two Principles for Any Economy"
    Topics: Spiritual Self-reliance

  • "The purpose of both temporal and spiritual self-reliance is to get ourselves on higher ground so that we can lift others in need."

    —Robert D. Hales, "Coming to Ourselves: The Sacrament, the Temple, and Sacrifice in Service"
    Topics: Spiritual Self-reliance

  • "As we live providently and increase our gifts and talents, we become more self-reliant. Self-reliance is taking responsibility for our own spiritual and temporal welfare and for those whom Heavenly Father has entrusted to our care. Only when we are self-reliant can we truly emulate the Savior in serving and blessing others."

    —Robert D. Hales, "A Gospel Vision of Welfare: Faith in Action"
    Topics: Spiritual Self-reliance

  • "All people are happier and feel more self-respect when they can provide for themselves and their family and then reach out to take care of others."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "Opportunities to Do Good"
    Topics: Spiritual Self-reliance

  • "Peace can be settled in the heart of each who turns to the scriptures and unlocks the promises of protection and redemption that are taught therein."

    —Boyd K. Packer, "The Key to Spiritual Protection"
    Topics: Spiritual Self-reliance

  • "As we seek our Heavenly Father through fervent, sincere prayer and earnest, dedicated scripture study, our testimonies will become strong and deeply rooted. We will know of God’s love for us. We will understand that we do not ever walk alone."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "We Never Walk Alone"
    Topics: Spiritual Self-reliance

  • "And all this for the benefit of the church of the living God, that every man may improve upon his talent, that every man may gain other talents, yea, even an hundred fold, to be cast into the Lord’s storehouse, to become the common property of the whole church—Every man seeking the interest of his neighbor, and doing all things with an eye single to the glory of God."

    Topics: Spiritual Self-reliance

  • "As we strive to understand, internalize, and live correct gospel principles, we will become more spiritually self-reliant. The principle of spiritual self-reliance grows out of a fundamental doctrine of the Church that God has granted us—agency."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Christlike Attributes—the Wind beneath Our Wings"
    Topics: Spiritual Self-reliance, Agency