Thursday, September 22, 2011

Desire

I really, really loved this talk, Desire by Dallin H. Oaks, from General Conference in April 2011.
I listened to it yesterday while I was doing the dishes and then later that day I read and studied it in my copy of the Ensign.

So much of what he said was so true and amazing.

Here are some of my favorite parts.

" Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions."

"The desires we act on determine our changing, our achieving, and our becoming."

3 essentials that precede a promised blessing 1- desire, 2- labor, and 3- faith (see Enos 1:9-12)

"When we have a vision of what we can become, our desire and our power to act, increase enormously."

Qualities of eternal beings
1- forgive all who have wronged them
2- put the welfare of others ahead of themselves
3- love all of God's children
begin with a desire for these qualities and then pray for them


It's interesting how study of spiritual things all links together. Today I was reading in 2 Corinthians and one of the themes in chapter 2 was the fact that Saints should forgive and love one another. I love it when something I study is reinforced by something else I find in the scriptures.

Have a good day!

2 comments:

Laura Dawn said...

I agree, I love how that works. So many things that we study are linked together. This is such a good talk. I listened to it again this morning :)

Audrey & Boys said...

Thanks for sharing your spiritual thoughts. Very inspiring words and a lot to think about. Thanks.