Spiritual Reservoirs Khinckley1@yahoo.com Mensa Definitions 1- Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly. 2- Bozone:
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Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.
6. Arachnoleptic fit:
The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.
Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
This Church has before it many close places through which it will have to pass before the work of God is crowned with victory. To meet the difficulties that are coming, it will be necessary for you to have a knowledge of the truth of this work for yourselves. The difficulties will be of such a character that the man or woman who does not possess this personal knowledge or witness will fall. If you have not got the testimony, live right and call upon the Lord and cease not till you obtain it. If you do not you will not stand.
"Remember these sayings, for many of you will live to see them fulfilled. The time will come when no man nor woman will be able to endure on borrowed light. Each will have to be guided by the light within himself. If you do not have it, how can you stand?" (Life of Heber C. Kimball, pp. 446, 449-450.)
D&C 46:13 To some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God…
14 To others it is given to believe on their words, that they also might have eternal life if they continue faithful
Quotes “unknown critic”
"The `Mormon Church' has stood its ground for the first two generations—but wait till the third and fourth and succeeding generations come along! The first generation fired with a new religion developed a great enthusiasm for it. …
"The second generation came along born to enthusiasts, zealots, devotees. They were born to men and women who had developed great faith, were inured to hardships and sacrifices for their faith. They inherited from their parents and soaked up from religious homes the stuff of which the faithful are made. They had full reservoirs of strength and faith upon which to draw.
"But wait till the third and fourth generations come along," said the cynical voice. "The fire will have gone out—the devotion will have been diluted—the sacrifice will have been nullified—the world will have hovered over them and surrounded them and eroded them—the faith will have been expended and the religious fervor leaked out.
That day I realized that I was a member of the third generation. That day I clenched my growing fists. I gritted my teeth and made a firm commitment to myself that here was one "third generation" who would not fulfill that dire prediction.
I came to realize that there were reservoirs of many kinds—reservoirs to store water, some to store food…
I realized that there should be reservoirs of knowledge to meet the future needs; reservoirs of courage … reservoirs of goodness; reservoirs of stamina; reservoirs of faith.
Yes, reservoirs of faith so that when the world presses in upon us, we stand firm and strong; when the temptations of a decaying world about us draw on our energies, sap our spiritual vitality, and seek to pull us down to the level of the worldly world, we need a storage of faith that can carry youth through the tantalizing teens and through the problems of later years. Faith to carry us over the dull, the difficult, the terrifying moments, disappointments, disillusionments, and years of adversity, want, confusion, and frustration.
I believe that one of Satan's most effective techniques is to pretend to accept a true principle and then act so as to corrupt it.
"There are powerful forces at work to beguile us into self-sufficiency in spiritual things and to lure us into some degree of dependence in temporal things. It is easy for Latter-day Saints to fall prey to those forces."
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land.
I tell you these things because of your prayers; wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth;
but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear
I would remember Elder Leonard Rich, who was the first one that proposed to the brethren to assist me in obtaining wood for the use of my family, for which I pray my heavenly Father to bless him with all the blessings named above. And I shall ever remember him with much gratitude, for this testimony of benevolence and respect, and thank the great I AM for putting into his heart to do me this kindness.
(Joseph Smith, History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 vols. 2:328-29)
Covenant marriage requires a total leap of faith: they must keep their covenants without knowing what risks that may require of them. They surrender unconditionally, obeying God and sacrificing for each other. Then they will discover what Alma called, 'incomprehensible joy.' "
When we observe the covenants we make at the altar of sacrifice, we discover hidden reservoirs of strength.
Life is a constant test of stamina and endurance. No one permanently escapes the necessity of calling up his reserves to "hold the line." Sad indeed is the plight of him who has no reserves when the crisis comes.
A reservoir of spiritual strength is needed by the sorrowing mother at the graveside of her child, the distraught wife whose husband and support has gone, the discouraged and beaten man whose fortunes have vanished, the sick and maimed, the wounded and the shut ins.
… To all such, faith whispers: "The flame shall not hurt thee, I only design thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine." But spiritual equilibrium is likewise indispensable if we successfully cope with riches, praise, triumph, power, success.
The man who has faith in God and in his own destiny can, as Kipling says, "Meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same."
One day, long ago, we crossed a boundary into a distant city where walls and curtains separated people; and behind the walls, strange ideologies were taught and "pernicious doctrines" promulgated every day in the schools and otherwise.
Every day the children listened to schoolteachers with foreign and strange doctrines, philosophies, and ideals.
Someone said that "constant dripping will wear away the hardest stone." This I knew, so I asked about the children:
O they retain their faith? Are they not overcome by the constant pressure of their teachers? How can you be sure they will not leave you and the simple faith in God?"
The answer was unmistakable. "We mend the damaged reservoir every night," they said. "We teach our children positive righteousness so that the false philosophies do not take hold, and should any have taken lodgment in the day, we dislodge them at night. Our children are growing up in faith and righteousness in spite of the overwhelming pressures from outside."