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(2/23/04)
"'And a little child shall lead them.' (2 Ne. 21:6.) Can you imagine the joy our Heavenly Father must feel when we come to him with the tender faith of a little child and accept the love he has for each of us? He wants us to come to him and has promised that he will be there to welcome us. In the Doctrine and Covenants he has said, 'Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you.' (D&C 88:63.) This is our invitation from our Father in Heaven to share in the wondrous blessings he has in store for us. He then gives explicit directions on how we can find him: 'Seek me diligently and ye shall find me; ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.' (D&C 88:63; italics added.) Seek, Ask, Knock." - J. Thomas Fyans, "Draw Near unto Me," Ensign, Nov. 1985, p. 90


9/17/06
"Our eternal life is as dependent upon spiritual nutrients as our mortal life is upon air. The most important spiritual nutrients are knowledge of God and knowledge of his Son. We know the Father by knowing the Son. What is the best source on the face of the earth to learn about the Son? It is in studying another testament of him, commonly known as the Book of Mormon, and then having the Holy Ghost bear witness to you that it is true." - J. Thomas Fyans, "The Book of Mormon's Witness of Jesus Christ," Ensign (CR), May 1987, p.28


11/26/11
Does it frighten you to speak with your Heavenly Father? It shouldn’t. It’s true that he is powerful, more than any of us can even understand. But he also loves us—much more than we can ever know. He knows all about you, knows all of your secrets, all the things you are afraid of, and even more—he knows what you are capable of doing. He knows you even better than you know yourself. He wants what is best for you, and he wants you to be successful and happy in your life. In order for him to help you, he wants you to talk with him often in reverent, humble prayer. - J. Thomas Fyans, "Draw Near to Him in Prayer," Ensign (CR) October 1985


12/30/11
Let these scriptures become worn and used so they will feel as comfortable in your hands as well-worn tennis shoes do on your feet. Study them daily. You may wish to resolve to read particularly the Book of Mormon within the next year. This can be done by averaging less than two pages per day. If you were to read four pages a day, you could within the next year read the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, the Pearl of Great Price, and the New Testament. This would be a worthy goal to establish. But please do not settle for less than absorbing the Book of Mormon in the next year of your life. - J. Thomas Fyans, "Prepare Now for Your Mission," Ensign (CR), May 1977, p.39


1/31/12
Therefore, at this time of economic difficulty, let us rejoice in the fact that we have the restored gospel which gives perspective to the ups and downs in life. Let troubled times serve as a catalyst for introspection and soul searching—followed by increased spirituality. We need to be more sensitive to those around us who may be affected more than ourselves and help each other through this valley. As a people, we should rise to the challenge and grow from it. We need to proceed with optimism and not fall victim to the debilitating effects of negative, doomsday attitudes. - J. Thomas Fyans, "Employment Challenges in the 1980s," Ensign (CR) April 1982


7/31/13
Can you imagine the joy our Heavenly Father must feel when we come to him with the tender faith of a little child and accept the love he has for each of us? He wants us to come to him and has promised that he will be there to welcome us. In the Doctrine and Covenants he has said, “Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you.” (D&C 88:63.) This is our invitation from our Father in Heaven to share in the wondrous blessings he has in store for us. - J. Thomas Fyans, "Draw Near unto Me," Ensign (CR) November 1985


9/16/14
Fill your spiritual lungs with the elements of eternal life by constantly inhaling the truths in the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, so that you may arrive safely once again in the presence of our Eternal Father. - J. Thomas Fyans, “The Book of Mormon’s Witness of Jesus Christ,” Ensign (CR) May 1987


2/5/16
"David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine." (1 Sam. 17:48.) I think it is significant that the scriptures indicate this young boy who was on the Lord's errand did not merely saunter, nor walk, but he actually ran and conquered. David had faith. - J. Thomas Fyans, "Make Haste to Obey," Ensign (CR), May 1975, p.88


5/20/16
Truth has been defined as a knowledge of things past, present, and future. How may we gain a knowledge of past, present, and future? Knowledge of things past comes by careful study. Knowledge of things present comes from careful observation. Knowledge of things future comes from being aware of prophetic utterances. - J. Thomas Fyans, "Make Haste to Obey," Ensign (CR), May 1975, p.88


11/23/16
To meditate about eternal truths is to think and to ask ourselves, over and over: “How can I know?” “How have others come to know?”

How can you come to a knowledge of these things? Please meditate about it seriously. – J. Thomas Fyans, “Some Basic Teachings from the History of Joseph Smith,” Ensign (CR) May 2002


 
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