Guided Safely Home
We look heavenward for that unfailing sense of direction, that we might chart and follow a wise and proper course. Read the full article.
—President Thomas S. Monson
The Mighty Bismarck
- Was considered unsinkable.
- Was sunk when it lost its rudder and with it the ability to steer a charted course.
We, Too, Are Miracles of Engineering
- We have been given the divine gifts of reason and judgment.
- We have been provided a way to determine the direction we travel.
- A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder, never likely to reach home port.
Heavenly Father Points the Way to Our Desired Destination
- He cautions us to beware detours, pitfalls, and traps.
- We are to pray.
- We are to listen to the still, small voice that helps us to follow Christ.
As Bearers of the Priesthood
- We are to be worthy of the blessings Father in Heaven has in store for us.
- We must stand in holy places and avoid places that are not worthy of us and our priesthood.
- We must maintain our personal purity and honor our priesthood.
- As we do so we will become examples of righteousness that others can follow.
- We must be examples; influences for good.
The Greatest Force in the World is the Power of God as It Works through Man
- We reach out and up to obtain heavenly help.
- We look heavenward for our unfailing sense of direction.
- We then chart and follow a wise and proper course.
- As we seek heavenly help our rudder, unlike the Bismarck’s, will not fail.
- Our testimonies can be as deep and strong as Jacob’s, Nephi’s brother, who said, when confronted with evil, “I could not be shaken” (Jacob 7:5).
- President Thomas S. Monson, “Sailing Safely the Seas of Life,” Ensign, July, 1999, 2.
- President Thomas S. Monson, “The Priesthood—Mighty Army of the Lord,” Ensign, May, 1999, 48.