First of all, thanks to all of you who checked in to the roll call last week. I’m glad to know there’s still a little army marching along. 🙂
I really, really like this talk by Elder Christofferson. Maybe it’s because the Lord teaches me often through chastening. The “naggings” of the Holy Ghost have frequently been the means by which I finally get my act together and do what I know I should be doing. And I’m grateful for that.
“As Many as I Love, I Rebuke and Chasten” by Elder D. Todd Christofferson
Some of my favorite quotes in this talk were:
Divine chastening has at least three purposes: (1) to persuade us to repent, (2) to refine and sanctify us, and (3) at times to redirect our course in life to what God knows is a better path.
If we sincerely desire and strive to measure up to the high expectations of our Heavenly Father, He will ensure that we receive all the help we need, whether it be comforting, strengthening, or chastening.
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