To Work Smart

Elder Stanley G. Ellis
Of the Second Quorum of the Seventy

“To work smart—if you irrigate and fertilize, you harvest more.The importance of timing—if you don’t plant at the right time, an early frost can destroy the harvest.” +22   

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Some Of The Greatest Souls

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“God knows that some of the greatest souls who have ever lived are those who will never appear in the chronicles of history. They are the blessed, humble souls who emulate the Savior’s example and spend the days of their lives doing good.” +19   

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To Be Acted Upon

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“These four words “Receive the Holy Ghost” are not a passive pronouncement; rather, they constitute a priesthood injunction an authoritative admonition to act and not simply to be acted upon.” +19   

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The Lord had Called Him To Do

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“The deacon made that diagram to be sure that he would be able to do what the Lord had called him to do. At the start of his priesthood service, the Lord was teaching him to delight in continually “doing the things God requires at his hands.” +19   

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Blessings Of The Atonement

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“We need to make plans which are not only wishes but covenants. And then we need to keep our promises to the Lord. And we need to lift others by sharing with them the blessings of the Atonement which have come in our lives.” +19   

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Vital To Success

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“I believe that perseverance is vital to success in any endeavor, whether spiritual or temporal, large or small, public or personal. Think seriously of how important perseverance, or the lack of it, has been in your own endeavors, such as Church callings, schooling, or employment. I believe that essentially all significant achievement results largely from […]

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Living Members

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“Living members recognize their duty to press forward. They are baptized as a first step of their living journey. It is a sign to God, to angels, and to heaven that they will follow God’s will. “ +21   

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I Desire To Serve

“Because the gospel of Jesus Christ makes us happy, we do desire to share this message with all people. I pledge my life and means and full service to the Lord, to the presidency of the Church, and to any persons who preside over me. I desire to serve.” +20   

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