Friday, April 25, 2014

Put God First.

My three favorite quotes from President Ezra Taft Benson

Woman at the Well, by Liz Lemon Swindle

When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives. Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities. We should put God ahead of everyone else in our lives. (The Great Commandment--Love the Lord, Ensign, May, 1988). 

Men and women who turn their lives over to God will find out that he can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends, and pour out peace. Whoever will lose his life to God will find he has eternal life. (Jesus Christ--Gifts and Expectations, BYU Devotional, Dec. 10, 1974). 

When you choose to follow Christ, you choose to be changed...
The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. 
The world would take people out of the slums. 
Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. 
The world would mold men by changing their environment. 
Christ changes men, who then change their environment. 
The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature...
Yes, Christ changes men, and changed men can change the world.
(Born of GodEnsign, Nov. 1985).

Seeking the One, by Liz Lemon Swindle


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