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"Some have suffered death to make it possible for us to have the scriptures today. Historically, the scriptures in the Bible were reserved for the clergy, with the reading of them by others being denounced. At times laws even prohibited the public or private reading of them. What a marvelous blessing we have to not only possess the most complete collection of scripture in history but also to have the freedom to search and to use them!" — L. Lionel Kendrick, "Search the Scriptures," Ensign, May 1993, p. 13
"The Spirit reveals the will of the Lord through the feelings of the heart. We must be in tune with the Spirit and in touch with these feelings. Nephi spoke of the need to have a receptive heart to receive revelations. When he spoke to Laman and Lemuel, he reminded them that an angel had spoken to them: 'He hath spoken unto you in a still small voice, but ye were past feeling, that ye could not feel his words' (1 Ne. 17:45)." - L. Lionel Kendrick, "Personal Revelation," Ensign, Sept. 1999, p. 13
"To receive personal revelation requires a constant, concentrated effort in which we continue to petition Heavenly Father about our concerns. We cannot become casual in our communications with Him. To do so is to ignore the counsel to 'trifle not with sacred things' (D&C 6:12). We must follow the counsel to 'pray unto him continually by day, and give thanks unto his holy name by night' (2 Ne. 9:52). It is not the duration of our prayers but the depth of our desire that results in revelation." - L. Lionel Kendrick, "Personal Revelation," Ensign, Sept. 1999, p. 8
"We will not be tempted beyond our capacity to resist. (See 1 Cor. 10:13.) This principle comes as a promise to those who are striving to resist and are not reckless in their response to temptations. (See Alma 13:28.)" - L. Lionel Kendrick, "Our Moral Agency," Ensign, March 1996, p. 32
"In a world of instant communication, we are prone to become impatient and want instant answers to our prayers. God always answers prayers, but He does it in His own way and in His own time. Perhaps it is wise to remember this counsel: 'Be still and know that I am God' (D&C 101:16)." - L. Lionel Kendrick, "Personal Revelation," Ensign, Sept. 1999, 9
"The Spirit of the Holy Ghost is the teacher in the temple. He teaches principles of eternal significance. It is during these instructions that we see the relationship between the earthly and the eternal. We must remember that the Spirit teaches only those who are teachable. If we enter the temple seeking added light and knowledge, we can learn and understand something new during the temple experience. The Savior promised: 'That which is of God is light; and he that... continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day' (D&C 50:24)." - L. Lionel Kendrick, "Enhancing Our Temple Experience," Ensign (CR), May 2001, p.78
"Some have suffered death to make it possible for us to have the scriptures today. Historically, the scriptures in the Bible were reserved for the clergy, with the reading of them by others being denounced. At times laws even prohibited the public or private reading of them. What a marvelous blessing we have to not only possess the most complete collection of scripture in history but also to have the freedom to search and to use them!
"One of the most sacred purposes for which the scriptures were written was to make it possible for all to know Christ. The scriptures teach and testify of Jesus Christ. They teach us much that we need to know and to do to return to the presence of the Savior. John was specific in giving the purpose of the scriptures when he said: 'But these [things] are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.' (John 20:31.)" - L. Lionel Kendrick, "Search the Scriptures," Ensign (CR), May 1993, p.13
"Perhaps the chastening words of the Savior to David Whitmer may be appropriate for us to remember:
"'But your mind has been on the things of the earth more than on the things of me, your Maker, ... and you have not given heed unto my Spirit.
"'Wherefore, you are left to inquire for yourself' (D&C 30:2-3).
"Seek to gain added light and knowledge. Gaining added light and knowledge is not a passive process. It involves focusing on the things of the Spirit and seeking the spiritual lessons to be learned. The Savior counseled: 'And if your eye be single to my glory, your whole bodies shall be filled with light, and there shall be no darkness in you; and that body which is filled with light comprehendeth all things' (D&C 88:67)." - L. Lionel Kendrick, "Enhancing Our Temple Experience," Ensign (CR), May 2001, p.78
“To ponder is to meditate, to think, to feast, and to treasure. It is more than a mental method, it is a spiritual striving to obtain and to understand truth. We should follow the process taught by the Savior to the Nephites as he taught them sacred principles. He then instructed them to ‘Go ye unto your homes, and ponder upon the things which I have said, and ask of the Father, in my name, that ye may understand, and prepare your minds for the morrow.’ (3 Ne. 17:3.)” - L. Lionel Kendrick, “Search the Scriptures,” Ensign (CR), May 1993, p. 13
There is a difference in just attending the temple and having a rich spiritual experience. The real blessings of the temple come as we enhance our temple experience. To do so, we must feel a spirit of reverence for the temple and a spirit of worship. - L. Lionel Kendrick, "Enhancing Our Temple Experience," Ensign (CR) May 2001
Heavenly Father has given us a priceless gift in our capacity to communicate with each other. Our communications are at the core of our relationships with others. If we are to return home safely to Heavenly Father, we must develop righteous relationships with His children here in mortality. - L. Lionel Kendrick, “Christlike Communications,” Ensign (CR) November 1988
Christlike communications are expressions of affection and not anger, truth and not fabrication, compassion and not contention, respect and not ridicule, counsel and not criticism, correction and not condemnation. They are spoken with clarity and not with confusion. They may be tender or they may be tough, but they must always be tempered. - L. Lionel Kendrick, “Christlike Communications,” Ensign (CR) October 1988
To be reverent is not just to be quiet. It involves an awareness of what is taking place. It involves a divine desire to learn and to be receptive to the promptings of the Spirit. It involves a striving to seek added light and knowledge. Irreverence is not only an act of disrespect for Deity, but it makes it impossible for the Spirit to teach us the things that we need to know. - L. Lionel Kendrick, “Enhancing Our Temple Experience,” Ensign (CR), May 2001, p.78
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