- Those of us who took his inspired counsel to heart have heard the Spirit more distinctly. We have found a greater power to resist temptation and have felt greater faith in a resurrected Jesus Christ, in His gospel, and in His living Church.
He shares that when we make the Book of Mormon a bigger part of our lives, we will be encouraged to share it with others and the rescue those that are in need of spiritual enlightenment.
- As we accept President Monson’s invitation to plant in our hearts a testimony of Jesus Christ, we gain the power, the desire, and the courage to go to the rescue of others without concern for our own needs.
President Eyring shares a number of examples of people going to help others as a result of their belief in the Book of Mormon. He talks about helping after natural disasters in Florida, Texas, and around the work. These tragedies often result in the churches Helping Hands teams being organized and serving in their communities.
- Each time there is a tragic event anywhere in the world, Latter-day Saints donate and volunteer to the Church’s humanitarian efforts. An appeal is seldom needed. In fact, on some occasions, we have had to ask would-be volunteers to wait to travel to the recovery site until those directing the work are prepared to receive them.
The desire to help others and to lift them up is a result of making the Book of Mormon part of your life. The effects of Book of Mormon reading drive us to look out of serve all of Heavenly Fathers children.
- That desire to bless is the fruit of people gaining a testimony of Jesus Christ, His gospel, His restored Church, and His prophet. That is why the Lord’s people doubt not and fear not. That is why missionaries volunteer for service in every corner of the world. That is why parents pray with their children for others. That is why leaders challenge their youth to take President Monson’s request to immerse themselves in the Book of Mormon to heart. The fruit comes not by being urged by leaders but by the youth and members acting on faith. That faith, put into action, which requires selfless sacrifice, brings the change of heart that allows them to feel the love of God.
He speaks about the last days and that things will continue to be in commotion. But he don't need to fear what will happen as our faith in found in the Savior and in His promises to us to never leave us alone.
- We know that in the last days, the world will be in commotion. We know that in the midst of whatever trouble comes, the Lord will lead faithful Latter-day Saints to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. And we know that the Lord’s true disciples will be worthy and prepared to receive Him when He comes again. We need not fear.
President Eyring concludes with encouragement to keep the commandments. He assures us that angels will be around us to help us and that sometimes, we are those angels for other people. He shares that our responsibility is to keep the commandments and God will use us for His purposes in the world.
- I testify that the Lord goes before your face whenever you are on His errand. Sometimes you will be the angel the Lord sends to bear others up. Sometimes you will be the one surrounded by angels who bear you up. But always you will have His Spirit to be in your heart, as you have been promised in every sacrament service. You have only to keep His commandments.
President Eyring reminds us that serving God is a result of us gaining a testimony of the Savior and His gospel. When we have the truth, we naturally want to share it with others. How grateful I am to be part of a church that encourages its members to follow the example of the Savior and to reach out to those in need. It is wonderful to help those that need a little light in their lives. Serving others is what the Savior would do if He were here. It is our responsibility to stand in for the Savior and help those that need His help the most.