With the power of God, we will not be persuaded to retreat from a good thing. As we remember and recognize His power, we will not be fooled by counterfeits.
Whether we feel loved or unloved, we can show God’s love to those around us because He loves us. When we love Him, we are better able to love as He does.
As we familiarize ourselves with the Old Testament, we can be more prepared to recognize the hand of God in these latter days, and we will be better equipped to see as His prophecies are fulfilled.
We are each on a journey home to our Heavenly Father, who is longing for our safe return. We can make it safely home if we stay connected to the one reliable source of guidance: Jesus Christ.
In the English language, the word “goodbye” comes from the phrase “God be with ye.” May God be with you as we part.
Because of Christ, dreams of peace and healing can become reality. Because of His infinite atonement, we can each have our vision cleared; have our ears opened; be made whole, clean, and pure; and rise victorious over the grave.
At Easter, we focus on the Savior’s death and resurrection. But at Christmas, the world remembers His life.
The Savior suffered for us. He atoned for all our sins, if we will but come to Him and repent. This is the gift we celebrate at Christmas.
In the northern hemisphere, today is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. However, the light of Christ is always shining, even when it feels distant. As we seek the Savior, we will find the light and hope we so desperately need in a dark world.
At times we face sorrow, despair, and other painful experiences that come in this mortal life. But “God is not dead, nor doth he sleep.” Through Christ, we can be healed, and all things will work together for our good.
Our families may be imperfect, but they give us the best chance of feeling the love we felt in heaven. This Christmas, as we focus on the Savior, we can also improve our relationships with those who are closest to us.
Because of Jesus Christ, the grave has no victory. And because of Christ, we can be redeemed if we will come unto Him and repent.
The spirit of Christmas, or the spirit of Christ, encourages us to love our fellow men. It encourages generosity, joy, forgiveness, repentance, gratitude, and Godliness. As we embrace the spirit of Christmas, we embrace the spirit of Christ.
The Lord will warn and forewarn us against the challenges of our day. The Family: A Proclamation to the World is one such warning.
Because of Christ, our entire beings can rejoice. We should proclaim the good news to all mankind. Christ died to save us all, if we will but repent and come unto Him.
The Church of Jesus Christ is a living church. Prophets, seers, and revelators lead the church according the Lord’s directions. Policy and procedure may change, but the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ is constant.
Christ is “the light and the life of the world” (3 Nephi 9:18). We learn that we should look to His light as an example (3 Nephi 18:16) and that His work is the light we should hold up in our own lives to share with those around us (3 Nephi 18:24). We can also share this light with our ancestors through proxy temple work.
This Christmas, let us remember the example and teachings of our Savior and do what we can to serve and help our brothers and sisters.
When we have the Christmas spirit, we remember the Savior, whose birth we commemorate on December 25. We remember the tidings of great joy, the spirit of giving, the spirit of obedience, the spirit of gratitude, and the gift of love.
This Christmas season, let us remember "The Nativity Song" and put in the effort needed to draw spiritually closer to the Savior.
The annual First Presidency Christmas Devotional can help us start the month off with the true spirit of Christmas. By remembering the Babe of Bethlehem, the prophecies He fulfilled, and the gift of His life and His sacrifice, we can keep the true spirit of Christmas in our hearts.
One of the most beautiful truths of the plan of salvation is that Heavenly Father has provided a way for all His children to accept His gospel, regardless of their earthly opportunities and circumstances. Because of the Savior's atoning sacrifice, we can each receive a fulness of joy, regardless of earthly opportunity.
Time is limited, and we fill it so quickly. This Christmas season, let us fill our lives with Christ, rather than with worldly things of less importance.
The annual Light the World challenge offers us a chance to serve and love others, as well as remember the love of Jesus Christ. It begins on Giving Tuesday, and we can remember to give freely, as Christ did.
The wise men followed the star of Bethlehem, which they saw in the east, to find the Savior. Similarly, as we follow the light of Christ, we can find Him in our own lives.
Throughout the history of the world, wicked men have sought to stop the Lord’s work by killing His prophets. But killing prophets has never stopped the work of God.
When we record our experiences and recognize the Lord's hand in our lives, we strengthen our testimonies of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
The Lord has commanded us to be grateful because it soothes our feelings and gives us a greater perspective on life. Gratitude is a kind of remedy for the many spiritual woes and maladies we face.
Gratitude heals our souls and brings us joy. As we learn to be grateful in any circumstance, we can be filled with this healing and joy.
The work of God cannot be stopped by death, the adversary, or the works of men. The keys and authority of God cannot be taken away from His chosen prophets by wicked conspiracies.