Friday, March 20, 2009

If this were Mark's blog...

...he'd be writing about this:

"Most of you have discovered that your priesthood duties will stretch you to the point that you wonder if you can stretch that far. It may have happened when you were asked to speak in a stake conference before hundreds of people. For the recent convert, it may have been being asked to pray in public or teach a class for the first time. For some, it may have been trying to learn a language in a missionary training center . . . [or] on the streets of a strange city when your mission president charged you to speak to every person you met to testify of the Savior and of the Restoration of the gospel."You may have thought then, 'Once I finish my mission, being a faithful priesthood holder will get easier.' But in a few years you found yourself getting even less sleep at night, while trying to support a wife and a new baby, being kind and loving, scrambling to get some education, reaching out to the members of your elders quorum, perhaps even helping them to move their furniture, and trying to find time to serve your ancestors in the temple. You may have kept a smile on your face with the thought: 'When I get a little older, being a faithful priesthood holder will not require so much. It will get easier.' Those of you further down the road are smiling because you know something about priesthood service. It is this: the more faithful service you give, the more the Lord asks of you. Your smile is a happy one because you know that He increases our power to carry the heavier load."
Henry B. Eyring, "O Ye That Embark," Ensign, Nov. 2008, 57

4 comments:

  1. Love this. Needed it today.

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  2. Beautiful statement. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. i just read this talk last week out of the blue at lunch one day. usually when i eat lunch alone i take the business journal with me, but i thought, i should read a conference talk, and this is the one i picked! i thought it was great.

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