Saturday, January 17, 2009

Spiritual Sunday



President Julie B. Beck on motherhood:



“The responsibility mothers have today has never required more vigilance. More than at any time in the history of the world, we need mothers who know. Children are being born into a world where they “wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”
"However, mothers need not fear. When mothers know who they are and who God is and have made covenants with Him, they will have great power and influence for good on their children.” Julie B. Beck, “Mothers Who Know,” Ensign, Nov 2007, 76–78



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We are handing these out in church today, I thought I'd give you one also..




Here’s a beautiful thought from Sister Beck’s message:



“Mother’s who know do less. They permit less of what will not bear good fruit eternally. They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that draws their children away from their home. Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order to spend more time with their children. More time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying. These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all. Their goal is to prepare a rising generation of children who will take the gospel of Jesus Christ into the entire world. Their goal is to prepare future fathers and mothers who will be builders of the Lord’s kingdom for the next 50 years. That is influence. That is power.”
May your influence be felt today!
Love,
_________Ward Relief Society Presidency

14 coments:

islandgirl said...

Thanks for the great message this morning! Needed that reminder!

Kenny Do's said...

What an EXCELLENT message!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

DIAPER DIVA said...

Thanks for the reminder! I LOVE this message!!!!

I'm just the MOM said...

WE ARE MOTHERS! HEAR US ROAR! Great message today! Again I will say, you are an inspiration!

Kristina P. said...

Beautiful message, Devri.

Kristie said...

I'm not feeling well today, so I missed church. Thanks for the message!

Melissa said...

That is a neat message. Nice to give us some encouragement. Thanks, I love your spiritual sundays.

hoLLy said...

i LOVE those quotes. i may steal them and stick em on my blog soon:)

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

WOW! LOVED IT!
Thanks so much for this!

rachel said...

I LOVE those quotes!

Kristen said...

Thanks for the reminder! Sometimes things need to be put in the proper perspective!

::Jan:: said...

I know you know :)

Kerri said...

I liked that. I think as worn out mother's we all need uplifting reminders like tht.

Renee said...

"Mothers Who Know", one of the best talks in GC history,... for me at least. Thanks for your spiritual sunday!