Love of and for God

“God is cheering for us. He wants us to return to Him. He knows us personally. He knows you. He loves us. He is always aware of us and blesses us even when we feel we don’t deserve it. He knows what we need and when we need it.” (Laudy Ruth Kaouk, member, “How the Priesthood Blesses Youth,” General Conference, April 2020)

“You are literally the spirit daughters of Heavenly Parents, and nothing can separate you from Their love and the love of your Savior. As you draw closer to Him, even taking the smallest baby steps forward, you will discover the lasting peace that settles into your soul as a faithful disciple of our Savior, Jesus Christ.” (Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women General President, “Beloved Daughters,” General Conference, October 2019)

“What better way is there to feed His sheep than to help them feel His love–through you?” (Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women General President, “Becoming a Shepherd,” General Conference, October 2018)

“We want to be encircled in the arms of our Heavenly Father’s love and guidance, and so we put His will first and with a broken heart plead that Christ will pour streams of cleansing water into our pitcher. At first it may come drop by drop, but as we seek, ask, and obey, it will come abundantly. This living water will begin to fill us, and brimming with His love, we can tip the pitcher of our soul and share its contents with others who thirst for healing, hope, and belonging. As our inner pitcher becomes clean, our earthly relationships begin to heal.” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “Abiding In God and Repairing the Breach,” General Conference, October 2017)

“Numbering, however, is not really about numbers; it is about making certain each person feels the love of the Savior through someone who serves for Him. In that way, all can recognize that they are known by a loving Father in Heaven.” (Bonnie H Cordon, Young Women General President, “Becoming a Shepherd,” General Conference, October 2018)

“Jesus Christ is the perfect embodiment of charity. His premortal offering to be our Savior, His interactions throughout His mortal life, His supernal gift of the Atonement, and His continual efforts to bring us back to our Heavenly Father are the ultimate expressions of charity.” (Jean B. Bingham, Primary General Presidency, “I Will Bring the Light of the Gospel into My Home,” General Conference, October 2016)

“Do you know deep in your heart that your Heavenly Father loves you and desires you and those you love to be with Him?” (Carole M. Stephens, Relief Society General Presidency, “The Family Is of God,” General Conference, April 2015)

“In a way we can’t fully comprehend, we are known and loved individually by Him [God]. Think of it–each of us holds such a place in His heart. His desire is that we will choose the path that will bring us home to Him.” (Jean A. Stephens, Primary General Presidency, “Covenant Daughters of God,” General Conference, October 2014)

“Temples are an expression of God’s love. He invites us all to come, learn of Him, feel His love, and receive the priesthood ordinances necessary for eternal life with Him.” (Jean A. Stephens, Primary General Presidency, “Covenant Daughters of God,” General Conference, October 2014)

“Our Father in Heaven reaches out for each of us with His infinite love.” (Jean A. Stevens, Primary General Presidency, “Fear Not; I Am with Thee,” General Conference, April 2014)

“We are beloved spirit sons and daughters of heavenly parents, with a divine nature and destiny. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, loved us enough to give His life for us. His Atonement provides the way for us to progress on the path to our heavenly home, through sacred priesthood ordinances and covenants.” (Carole M. Stephens, Relief Society General Presidency, “Do We Know What We Have?” General Conference, October 2013)

“The Lord has a plan for each of our lives. Nothing that happens is a shock or a surprise to Him. He is all-knowing and all-loving. He is eager to help us, to comfort us, and to ease our pain as we rely on the power of the Atonement and honor our covenants.” (Linda S. Reeves, Relief Society General Presidency, “Claim the Blessings of Your Covenants,” General Conference, October 2013)

“Remember the nature of our Heavenly Father, whose love is perfect and infinite. He wants to build us up, not tear us down.” (Linda S. Reeves, Relief Society General Presidency, “Claim the Blessings of Your Covenants,” General Conference, October 2013)

“Our love for the gospel grows as we experience the love of our Father in Heaven and the peace promised by the Savior as we show Him we are willing to obey and follow Him.” (Ann M. Dibb, Young Women General Presidency, “I Know It. I Live It. I Love It.” General Conference, October 2012)

“Heavenly Father loves us and knows our unique circumstances and abilities. Although we seek His help daily through prayer, it is usually through another person that He meets our needs.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “The Essence of Discipleship,” General Conference, April 2011)

“The Lord loves you. He knows your hopes and your disappointments. He will not forget you because your pains and your suffering are continually before Him.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Steadfast and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2010)

“The greatest expression of God’s love for us was His willingness to send His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins, to be our Savior and Redeemer.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Steadfast and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2010)

“As we are filled with the love of the Lord, we can love. He might weep over what we do, but He loves us and is always there to help us. That is how we must learn to love our children.” (Cheryl C. Lant, Recently Released Primary General President, “That Our Children Might See the Face of the Savior,” General Conference, April 2010)

“Heavenly Father knows and loves each of you. If you turn to Him, He will not fail you! He will bless you with the strength and the courage you will need to complete your journey back to Him.” (Ann M. Dibb, Young Women General President, “Be of a Good Courage,” General Conference, April 2010)

“It is through you that God’s perfect love for each and all of His children is made manifest.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Every Woman Needs Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2009)

“Most of you work very hard to perform your duty, to keep the commandments, and to obey the Lord. You need to be able to recognize the Lord’s approval. You need to know that the Lord is well pleased and has accepted your offering.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “Mind the Gap,” General Conference, October 2009)

“God loves you; He is mindful of you; He has a plan for you. He needs you to serve His children.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “Mind the Gap,” General Conference, October 2009)

“Each one of us is entitled—and needs—to feel the Lord’s love in her life daily.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “Eternally Encircled in His Love,” General Conference, October 2006)

“Our Heavenly Father loved us before we came to this earth. I know that He loves us, sisters, as does His Son, Jesus Christ. That love will never change—it is constant. You can rely on it. We can trust it.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “Eternally Encircled in His Love,” General Conference, October 2006)

“The Lord’s love is often delivered through others as they respond to promptings of the Spirit.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “Eternally Encircled in His Love,” General Conference, October 2006)

“Sometimes we see the Lord’s love only in the big events of our lives; we must also see His love in the smallest of things.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “Eternally Encircled in His Love,” General Conference, October 2006)

“The Lord is everywhere when we open our eyes and hearts to His love.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “Remembering the Lord’s Love,” General Conference, October 2006)

“My prayer for each of us is that we will remember when the Lord has spoken His peace to us and has encircled us in the arms of His love. And just as important, will you, if you haven’t felt that love for a while, seek to see it and feel it as you go about the ordinary tasks of your life. As you do this, over the days and months and years of your life, the memories of those interactions with the Lord will become sweet gifts to open a second time—or many times—to bolster you when life is difficult.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “Remembering the Lord’s Love,” General Conference, October 2006)

“If I could have one thing happen for each of you, it would be that you feel the love of the Lord in your life daily.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “Sweet Moments,” General Conference, October 2005)

“You may not have heard the Lord call you by name, but He knows each one of you and He knows your name.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General Presidency, “He Knows You by Name,” General Conference, April 2005)

“Charity is our love for the Lord, shown through our acts of service, patience, compassion, and understanding for one another.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “Choosing Charity: That Good Part,” General Conference, October 2003)

“Heavenly Father understands us individually. He knows how to love each of us in the way we most need it. Sometimes we feel His love through our parents, teachers, and friends. Sometimes we feel His love through the promptings of the Holy Ghost. Sometimes we feel His love through music and hugs, through scriptures and prayers.” (Gayle M. Clegg, Primary General Presidency, “The Light of His Love,” General Conference, April 2003)

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