God's Love - Cheryl C. Lant - BYU Speeches
While God's love for us is perfect, our love for Him is constantly being to first understand our relationship with our Heavenly Father and we . Satan tries to do everything he can to get us to abuse or misuse this precious gift [our body]. It's an interesting exercise to write down on a piece of paper all of. God had to give man a free will so that He can experience true love from His So Lucifer was a fallen angel. and Satan is no friend of man and has lost all his I, like many others believe that God wants to enjoy an actual relationship with his Now you have your own free will to interlock the pieces but if you don't get . The tumultuous energy of this 17th-century soliloquy remains alive with the terrors that follow a deal with the devil.
Yet will I call on him: O, spare me, Lucifer! Mountains and hills, come, come, and fall on me, And hide me from the heavy wrath of God! Then will I headlong run into the earth: O, no, it will not harbour me! Into the entrails of yon labouring cloud[s], That, when you vomit forth into the air, My limbs may issue from your smoky mouths, So that my soul may but ascend to heaven! O, no end is limited to damned souls! Why wert thou not a creature wanting soul?
Or why is this immortal that thou hast? Now, body, turn to air, Or Lucifer will bear thee quick to hell! Adders and serpents, let me breathe a while! Ugly hell, gape not! Next, Job's three friends, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar, came to support him.
For a week they sat beside him in silence, suffering with him. Then they opened their mouths and proceeded to blame him for his own troubles.
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They told him what was happening was due to sin in his life; that he got what he deserved. Two more vital pieces of life came crumbling down. Fast forward several chapters through which we hear Job's despair, his doubts, his anger with God, his questions, and his arguments. God asked Job where he was when He the Lord laid the foundations of the earth.
For a few more chapters God asked Job questions about the inner workings of the universe and in the plant and animal world. He told Jon to give an answer.
Job was profoundly humbled. He recognized that it is God who puts not only the pieces of the universe together, but the pieces of our lives together when they fall or come apart for whatever reason.
God heals and restores. In repentance and acceptance Job replied, "I know that You can do everything and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. You asked, 'Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge? I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes" Job did not suffer because he did something to deserve it. God allowed it for a purpose.
Does your life reflect this understanding?
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If you do understand it, how well do you love yourself? How do you demonstrate that love? As we do so, we will turn to the scriptures, for we are taught in 2 Nephi What has the Lord said about this? In the Doctrine and Covenants, section 89, we find the Word of Wisdom. Now I am sure that none of you are drinking or smoking, but do you eat the right kinds of food at the right times in order to maintain good health?
Are you avoiding fad diets and other foolish practices in order to become and stay thin? Our objective regarding these things should be optimum health rather than weight loss. We are given a great promise if we will keep this Word of Wisdom: And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones; And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures; And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.
And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them.
Another principle of good health is exercise. This not only adds to our health but also invigorates the mind. It is a great way to learn discipline. And let me tell you something: When moms tell us what to do, it is never just because they can—it is because they care and they want the very best for you.
That being the case, I am going to tell you one more thing that is important to do to respect your body, to love yourself. Actually, I am not telling you, the Lord is telling you. In the Doctrine and Covenants we are taught: Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean; cease to find fault one with another; cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated.
These are blessings that I surely need. Do you love yourself enough to claim the blessings that are promised if we use wisdom in eating, exercising, sleeping, and practicing general good health habits?
Keep Ourselves Pure and Clean The second way to show love to ourselves is to keep ourselves pure and clean. In 1 Corinthians 3: Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. If we really love and respect ourselves, we will do everything to protect ourselves from the influences of the world that would have us defile this temple called our body.
Sister Susan Tanner, Young Women general president, taught the following in her October general conference talk: He has filled the world with lies and deceptions about the body.
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He tempts many to defile this great gift of the body through unchastity, immodesty, self-indulgence, and addictions.
He seduces some to despise their bodies; others he tempts to worship their bodies. Loving ourselves should enable us to stay clear of those things that, while acceptable and even desired by the world, would undermine our self-worth. But do we ever find ourselves standing on the very edge of those rules? Two of my children love to rock climb.
They take pictures of their adventures and bring them home to scare me to death. Even though they are roped in and use all the safety measures prescribed, to me they still look like they are in terrible danger. They look like they are barely holding on.
I have thought as I have seen those pictures that I am so glad that they do not make eternal choices in the same manner that they climb rocks. When it comes to keeping the commandments, their choices keep them firmly planted on a solid foundation, well away from the edge of disaster.
Give yourself credit for all of the great things you do and have done. Actually, what we are looking at is what the Lord has done. We owe all that we are to our Heavenly Father.
When we love ourselves, we recognize that our Heavenly Father has given us special gifts. We are each unique. In Doctrine and Covenants 6: Remember it is sacred and cometh from above. Set goals, work hard, be patient, and believe that you can do it. My dad always taught me that I could do anything and be anything I wanted to be if I was just willing to work hard enough.
We have to work with a purpose. And when you do, and when you understand your potential, you will have the confidence that this knowledge brings. You will be willing to try new things and discover new talents. You will then be free to become all that you can be.
Loving yourself is demonstrated through a life of discipline. Remember the principle taught in 2 Nephi You are in a wonderful place in your life.Why Did Satan Rebel in the First Place?