And at the heart of joy, you will find the love of good things. Our Father in Heaven has given us, His children, much more than any mortal mind can comprehend. Under His direction the Great Jehovah created this wondrous world we live in. God the Father watches over us, fills our hearts with breathtaking joy, brightens our darkest hours with blessed peace, distills upon our minds precious truths, shepherds us through times of distress, rejoices when we rejoice, and answers our righteous petitions.
He offers to His children the promise of a glorious and infinite existence and has provided a way for us to progress in knowledge and glory until we receive a fulness of joy. He has promised us all that He has.
ah, that's love
Think of the purest, most all-consuming love you can imagine. God does not look on the outward appearance. Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. He loves us because He is filled with an infinite measure of holy, pure, and indescribable love. He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken.
What this means is that, regardless of our current state, there is hope for us. No matter our distress, no matter our sorrow, no matter our mistakes, our infinitely compassionate Heavenly Father desires that we draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us.
However, seeking God with all our hearts implies much more than simply offering a prayer or pronouncing a few words inviting God into our lives. We can proclaim publicly that we love Him. His pure love directs and encourages us to become more pure and holy. The first step to walking in righteousness is simply to try. We must try to believe. Try to learn of God: read the scriptures; study the words of His latter-day prophets; choose to listen to the Father, and do the things He asks of us. As you reach out to your Heavenly Father, as you pray to Him in the name of Christ, He will answer you.
He speaks to us everywhere.
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During this general conference and later as you study the words spoken here, listen for His voice. As you visit the temple and attend Church meetings, listen for His voice. Listen for the voice of the Father in the bounties and beauties of nature, in the gentle whisperings of the Spirit. In your daily interactions with others, in the words of a hymn, in the laughter of a child, listen for His voice.
If you listen for the voice of the Father, He will lead you on a course that will allow you to experience the pure love of Christ. As we draw near to Heavenly Father, we become more holy. And as we become more holy, we will overcome disbelief and our souls will be filled with His blessed light.
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As we align our lives with this supernal light, it leads us out of darkness and toward greater light. This greater light leads to the unspeakable ministerings of the Holy Spirit, and the veil between heaven and earth can become thin. How clearly the Savior spoke when He said that every other commandment hangs upon the principle of love. The divine love of God turns ordinary acts into extraordinary service. Divine love is the motive that transports simple words into sacred scripture.
Love is the measure of our faith, the inspiration for our obedience, and the true altitude of our discipleship. I testify that God is in His heaven. He lives. He knows and loves you.
He is mindful of you. He hears your prayers and knows the desires of your heart. He is filled with infinite love for you.
- Libby of High Hopes.
- Dolly Parton - That's When Love Will Mean The Most Lyrics | MetroLyrics.
Babyhood goes by too quickly. Email This BlogThis! Sunday, June 9, Letters to Verity: 6 months. My dear Verity Heart, We're so thankful God has blessed you with half a year of life! I can't believe you're 6 months already, although you seem younger. You just hit 11 lbs and measure 23" long. You wear size 1 diapers, month clothing, and size 0 shoes. We just removed the newborn insert in your car seat, though the headrest is still intact. Though your littleness entails you're closer to a new baby, you're losing your full head of newborn hair by the minute and are nearly bald.
I'm not surprised since the same happened to your older sisters, but I'm pretty bummed because you had the most hair at birth so I was hoping you'd keep it a while. You suck your fingers in earnest, which sometimes soothes you to sleep, though you still take the pacifier eagerly. You are accustomed to sleeping at home in your little lounger, and have come to prefer a muslin blanket to pull by your face to sleep. Otherwise you'll nap in my sling, but not for long. You typically nurse about every three hours and take three naps a day. You're sensitive to noise now, and are often unintentionally awakened by one of us during the day.
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White noise helps a bit to soften your siblings' and parents' chatter, but you are not a happy baby to be startled awake. You sleep on average six hours at night, waking once to feed in the early morning before going back to sleep again. Being out and about is exciting and stimulating, and you gaze at the world in curiosity from the safety of the sling.
You're happiest in the company of others, grinning with your whole face when you lock eyes with one of us. You're drooling quite a bit now. You giggle and coo, arching your body in contentment. Your hands grasp at any object within reach, though not intentionally.
You're so close to rolling from your back to your tummy. You've begun to try to pull yourself to sit upright when we hold you; the view from my lap is your favorite. You're growing and developing at your own pace, for which we watch and wait with adoration. We can't handle your cuddly sweetness. You love kisses on your cheeks, raspberries on your belly, and peekaboo with your little feet. We spend quality time with you when your siblings are in bed for the night, and it's pretty much one of our favorite times of day.