Aug 31, 2014

Wanted: Hands and Hearts to Hasten the Work

Wanted:  Hands and Hearts to Hasten the Work
By Linda K. Burton

"We can offer hands to help and hearts to hasten Heavenly Father's wonderful work."
BUT are we?
"You have been sent to earth in this dispensation of time because of who you are and what you have been prepared to do! 
We have value and purpose.
"Visualize for minute you and me standing together with the other millions of sisters and brothers in His Church, going forth boldly. . .-serving and loving like the Savior."
Can you imagine what the world would be like if everyone served and loved like the Savior?  WOW!

"Imagine with me some of the possible spiritual "help wanted" signs related to the work of salvation:"
  • Help wanted:  parents to bring up their children in light and truth
  • Help wanted: daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents, and true friends to serve as mentors and offer helping hands along the covenant path
  • Help wanted: those who listen to the promptings of the Holy Ghost and act on impressions received
  • Help wanted:  those who live the gospel daily in small and simple ways
  • Help wanted:  family history and temple workers to link families eternally
  • Help wanted:  missionaries and members to spread the "good news"------ the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Help wanted:  covenant keepers to stand firm for truth and right
  • Help wanted:  true disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ

I look at all these "help wanted" signs and use them as a check list - Am I doing these things?

In her talk, Sister Burton quotes Elder M. Russell Ballard when he said:
"Between now and the day the Lord comes again, He needs women in every family, in every ward, in every community, in every nation who will step forward in righteousness and say by their words and their actions, "Here am I, send me."  My question is, 'Will you be one of those women?'"

 "Yes!  I desire to do all those things.  I want to fill all those "wanted" positions.  Send me, send me!"  

Next Week's Talk:
by President boyd k. Packer

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