GCBC Week 10: “Face the Future with Faith” by Elder Russell M. Nelson

Week 10, people.  Ten.  In a time when there seems to be so much turmoil, both worldwide and within communities and families, it’s so important to cling to our faith and let it sustain us.  Elder Nelson talks about how our families must be a force for good and a refuge from the forces of evil.

“Face the Future with Faith” by Elder Russell M. Nelson

What stood out to you as you read?  In what ways do you think he’s asking us to apply this message?  Share your thoughts and conversation in the comment thread below.  If you’re new to GCBC, check out the club here.


9 thoughts on “GCBC Week 10: “Face the Future with Faith” by Elder Russell M. Nelson

  1. Our Relief Society lesson this week a review of the messages of conference; the quote I was asked to read (on the “cafeteria” approach to obedience) was taken from this talk. I just love little “coincidences” like that.

    I’ve been thinking quite a bit about faith for the past couple of weeks. In fact, I even shared a couple of quotes about it in a blog post here: http://neverboredwhispers.blogspot.com/2011/06/faith.html

    I loved Elder Nelson’s counsel to teach faith in our families, and to teach it by explaining and living the principles of prayer, tithing, divine nature, temple covenants, the whole plan of salvation, and keeping all of the commandments.

    It truly is possible to “face the future with faith;” we just need to avoid the “Destructive D’s” and work on increasing personal righteousness.

  2. What a dear man. One of my favorites: “…my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.” (D&C 84:88)
    Who doesn’t need or want that!? I know when my faith is faltering my fears are greater.

  3. I just read this talk yesterday as I was preparing my RS lesson on obedience. I love his “cafeteria approach” comment. I saw an example this weekend, but as I was being critical of what I had heard/seen, I stopped and wondered how I do this same thing, but with different commandments.

    I also loved the line, “How you deal with life’s trials is part of the development of your faith.” I have learned how true this is over the last several years. Trials are inevitable but not everybody lets them “work for their good”. It’s something I’ve been putting more thought and energy into lately.

  4. Reading this talk, was like looking at it for the first time, even though I heard it during Conference, my heart felt it this time. It was a very, very reassuring talk. I loved his gentle and comforting approach to individual struggles and insecurities. As a parent, as a wife, in every capacity of my life, I have some insecurity that hinders my faith. I can do better and Elder Nelson, through the Holy Spirit, gently led me to many of the answers I have been seeking. One of my favorite quotes from this talk: “The Lord chose His strongest words to reassure us……..believe Him! God will heed your sincere and heartfelt prayers, and your faith will be strengthened.” I am going to try harder to “believe Him”.

  5. Thanks for inspiring me to slowly digest conference a little at a time. I love this idea.

    As a mother of children entering teen years, I loved the reminder to let them feel our faith, even in sore trials, and that “our faith now becomes our posterity’s faith later.” I see what they’re up against in the world and without faith it would be so frightening…also LOVE the idea of angels around us, and pray they’re around them always. Along those same lines, I loved the scripture he shared that, “I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.” And I loved our prophet’s promise at the end…the whole thing brought me peace.

  6. This is my favorite talk. I plan to go over every part about faith with my children for FHE. There is just so much here to think about. It does seem like we have been warned that our season of good will is over.

  7. I try to read the talks each week, but I don’t make it back here to comment very often. I had to this time because this talk was definitely for me! I am in the hospital right now on bed rest. I’ve been here for two weeks, and if all goes well, I’m here for another five. Any words of encouragement are greatly appreciated, and that’s what this whole talk felt like. I loved it all! And I’ll probably be re-reading it often.

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