I read a couple of quotes yesterday from the January 2009 Ensign. The Visiting Teaching Message. I absolutely loved them!
Cheryl C. Lant, Primary general president: “Our personal conversion comes as we begin to live the way the Lord wants us to live—steadfast and immovable in keeping all of the commandments, not just those that are convenient. This then becomes a process of refinement as we strive to make each day a little better than the last” (“Righteous Traditions,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2008, 14).
I loved that! As we live all of the commandments, not just the ones that are convenient. I think in this world today many of us do what is easy and convenient because that is what everything is geared towards. Convenience. Food, entertainment, activities, everything. But when it comes to being a Christlike person, it isn't about convenience, it is about obedience. I doubt it was convenient for Daniel to continue to pray and get thrown to the lions! I doubt it was convenient for Ester to Walk in and speak to the king! I doubt it was convenient for Noah to build an Ark! But they did it because they stood for what was right and lived the commandments, even when it wasn't convenient!
Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: “You cannot today remotely imagine what that decision to be unwaveringly obedient to the Lord will allow you to accomplish in life. Your quiet, uncompromising determination to live a righteous life will couple you to inspiration and power beyond your capacity now to understand” (“Making the Right Decisions,” Ensign, May 1991, 34).
I love that too! You cannot imagine what the Lord could do with you in your life if you were obedient and faithful to all of his commandments! What a great thing to wonder! It started to make me wonder what I could be missing out on. What kind of better person i could be if i would listen more and be more obedient! That would be so cool to know. I sure hope that by the end of this year I am at least a little bit closer to finding out!
If you would like to read the whole article here is a link to it!