Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Recognize, Remember and Give Thanks 1 Nephi 19:15

1 Nephi 19:15
Recognize and Remember and Give Thanks

 15 Nevertheless, when that day cometh, saith the prophet, that they ano more bturn aside their hearts against the Holy One of Israel, then will he remember the ccovenants which he made to their fathers.

When people repent they will be forgiven and can then have their covenants renewed.

1 Ne. 15:19
19  And it came to pass that I, Nephi, spake much unto them concerning these things; yea, I spake unto them concerning the restoration of the Jews in the latter days.
22:12 (11–12)
11  Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to make bare his arm in the eyes of all the nations, in bringing about his covenants and his gospel unto those who are of the house of Israel.
12  Wherefore, he will 
bringthem again out of captivity, and they shall be gathered together to the lands of their inheritance; and they shall be brought out of obscurity and out of darkness; and they shall know that theLord is their Savior and their Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel.

Deut. 30:2
2  And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
D&C 101:14
14  And all they who have mourned shall be comforted.
T Covenant
Abrahamic Covenant

Gen. 12:3
in thee shall all families … be blessed.

He is the Holy One of Israel spoken of in verse 15.

10/13 Linda S. Reeves (2nd Couns.. in RS)
Claim the Blessings of Your Covenants
My dear sisters, the Lord allows us to be tried and tested, sometimes to our maximum capacity. We have seen the lives of loved ones—and maybe our own—figuratively burned to the ground and have wondered why a loving and caring Heavenly Father would allow such things to happen. But He does not leave us in the ashes; He stands with open arms, eagerly inviting us to come to Him. He is building our lives into magnificent temples where His Spirit can dwell eternally.
In Doctrine and Covenants 58:3–4, the Lord tells us:
Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation.
For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory.”
Sisters, I testify that the Lord has a plan for each of our lives. Nothing that happens is a shock or a surprise to Him. He is all-knowing and all-loving. He is eager to help us, to comfort us, and to ease our pain as we rely on the power of the Atonement and honor our covenants. The trials and tribulation that we experience may be the very things that guide us to come unto Him and cling to our covenants so that we might return to His presence and receive all that the Father hath.
4/15 -President Thomas S. Monson

May we choose to build up within ourselves a great and powerful faith which will be our most effective defense against the designs of the adversary—a real faith, the kind of faith which will sustain us and will bolster our desire to choose the right. Without such faith, we go nowhere. With it, we can accomplish our goals.
Although it is imperative that we choose wisely, there are times when we will make foolish choices. The gift of repentance, provided by our Savior, enables us to correct our course settings, that we might return to the path which will lead us to that celestial glory we seek.
May we maintain the courage to defy the consensus. May we ever choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong.
As we contemplate the decisions we make in our lives each day—whether to make this choice or that choice—if we choose Christ, we will have made the correct choice.
That this may ever be so is my heartfelt and humble prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, amen.
August 13 Ensign President Eyring

Recognize, Remember, and Give Thanks

God asks that we give thanks to Him for whatever blessings we receive from Him. It is easy for us to become mechanical in our prayers of gratitude, often repeating the same words but without the intent to give our thanks as a gift of the heart to God. We are to “give thanks … in the Spirit” (D&C 46:32) so we can feel real gratitude for what God has given us.
How can we remember even a part of all God has done for us? The Apostle John recorded what the Savior taught us about a gift of remembrance that comes through the gift of the Holy Ghost: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26).
The Holy Ghost brings back memories of what God has taught us. And one of the ways God teaches us is with His blessings; and so, if we choose to exercise faith, the Holy Ghost will bring God’s kindnesses to our remembrance.

When we remember our covenants, then He will remember His. When we remember our blessings and thank Him, we receive healing, strength and power.
When we or our loved ones struggle and stray, we can be comforted by knowing that if we change and “no more turn aside our hearts” that all our covenants and promises will be restored. Jesus Christ has atoned for our sins. We can be forgiven of them whether they be big or small. We all need to turn our hearts to Him, focus on Him and when we do so, we will receive the beautiful blessings of our covenants.
We are children of a loving Heavenly Father and He has provided for us, a way back to Him. Act in faith, forgive yourself and forgive others. He will bless you. Be patient with yourself and others. He is there and so anxious to shower us with blessings. Open your eyes and recognize the blessings that you have already received.

97- Lead Kindly light
171 With Humble Heart

98- Repentance
99- Help Me, Dear Father

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