Obedience and Commandments

“We can bring the Savior’s light to ourselves and the people important to us by the simple act of keeping our covenants. In a variety of ways, the Lord rewards that faithful act with power and with joy.” (Sharon Eubank, Relief Society General Presidency, “Christ: The Light That Shines in Darkness,” General Conference, April 2019)

“There is a careful way and a casual way to do everything, including living the gospel. As we consider our commitment to the Savior, are we careful or casual?” (Becky Craven, Young Women General Presidency, “Careful versus Casual,” General Conference, April 2019)

“We can rationalize all we want, but the fact is, there is not a right way to do the wrong thing!” (Becky Craven, Young Women General Presidency, “Careful versus Casual,” General Conference, April 2019)

“We do not lower our standards to fit in or to make someone else feel comfortable. We are disciples of Jesus Christ, and as such we are about elevating others, lifting them to a higher, holier place where they too can reap greater blessings.” (Becky Craven, Young Women General Presidency, “Careful versus Casual,” General Conference, April 2019)

“We can choose to see commandments as limitations. We may feel at times that God’s laws restrict our personal freedom, take from us our agency, and limit our growth. But as we seek for greater understanding, as we allow our Father to teach us, we will begin to see that His laws are a manifestation of His love for us and obedience to His laws is an expression of our love for Him.” (Carole M. Stephens, Relief Society General Presidency, “If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments,” General Conference, October 2015)

“If it is the Lord’s plan, it should also be our plan!” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Defenders of the Family Proclamation,” General Conference, April 2015)

“Obedience to the commandments brings the power of the gospel into our lives and greater peace and spirituality.” (Cheryl A. Esplin, Primary General Presidency, “The Sacrament—A Renewal for the Soul,” General Conference, October 2014)

“Those who wish to qualify for exaltation in the celestial kingdom are expected to live a higher standard of obedience that comes by practicing the virtue of obedience day by day.” (Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President, “Prepared in a Manner That Never Had Been Known,” General Conference, October 2014)

“If you are struggling with keeping these standards and commandments, I encourage you to look for support within the gospel. Read your scriptures. Spend time on the Church’s official website, LDS.org, to find answers to your questions. Talk to your parents, your Church leaders, and those who shine brightly as they live the gospel. Pray. Pour out your heart to your Heavenly Father, who loves you. Use the gift of repentance daily. Serve others. And most important, listen to and obey the promptings of the Holy Ghost.” (Ann M. Dibb, Young Women General Presidency, “Arise and Shine Forth,” General Conference, April 2012)

“Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this. … If at my individual convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?” (Charlotte Brontë, quoted in Ann M. Dibb, Young Women General Presidency, “I Believe in Being Honest and True,” General Conference, April 2011)

“I hope each of you will write a list of things you will always do and things you will never do. Then live your list.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President, “Guardians of Virtue,” General Conference, April 2011)

“Our faithful obedience will help us develop the attributes of godliness and change our hearts.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Steadfast and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2010)

“Avoid the temptations that surround you by strictly following the commandments. Look straight ahead at your eternal goal.” (Ann M. Dibb, Young Women General President, “Be of a Good Courage,” General Conference, April 2010)

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