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We extend to every listener a cordial invitation to come to the watered garden, to the shade of pleasant trees, to the unchangeable truth. Come with us to sureness, security, consistency. Here the cooling waters flow. The spring does not go dry. Come listen to a prophet's voice and hear the word of God. The Lord does not change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His church stands firm and unchangeable. Sin will not be tolerated, but sincere repentance will be rewarded with forgiveness. - Spencer W. Kimball, "Voices of the Past, of the Present, of the Future," Ensign, June 1971, p. 19

There are many ways to draw near, seek, ask, and knock. If, for example, your prayers offered to Heavenly Father in the name of Christ have become a little casual, would you recommit yourself to meaningful prayer, offered in unrushed solitude and with a repentant heart? If you have not yet come to appreciate the peace and the power of temple worship, would you partake of the ordinances of the house of the Lord as often as your circumstances allow? If you have not yet found that immersion in the scriptures increases your sensitivity to the Spirit, would you consider incorporating the word of God into your life more consistently? Tonight would be a wonderful time to begin. - Sheri L. Dew, "Are You the Woman I Think You Are?" Ensign, Nov. 1997, 92

Will we ever find a high mountain, a burning bush, and hear a voice in our minds and in our hearts? Will God speak to us? Indeed he will—he wants to. He is beckoning to each of us: 'Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; 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). Could there be a message more inviting, more welcoming? He continues with an admonition accompanied by a remarkable and soul-stirring promise: 'Therefore, sanctify yourselves that your minds become single to God, and the days will come that you shall see him; for he will unveil his face unto you, and it shall be in his own time, and in his own way, and according to his own will' (D&C 88:68). This speaks to my heart as though it were a welcome-home message. God is our Father. We are his children, and one day we shall see him and be with him. - Ardeth Greene Kapp, "Rejoice! His Promises Are Sure," p.12

We are bombarded on all sides by a vast number of messages we don't want or need. More information is generated in a single day than we can absorb in a lifetime. To fully enjoy life, all of us must find our own breathing space and peace of mind. How can we do this? There is only one answer. We must rise above the evil that encroaches upon us. We must follow the counsel of the Lord, who said, 'It is my will, that all they who call on my name, and worship me according to mine everlasting gospel, should gather together, and stand in holy places.' (D&C 101:22.) - James E. Faust, "Standing in Holy Places," Ensign (CR), May 2005

If we had lived in the days of these prophets of old, would we have believed on their words? Would we have had faith in the coming of our Savior? - Robert D. Hales, "Finding Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ," Ensign (CR), November 2004, p.70

He did not limit or say “all who are perfect come unto me” or just the rich, or just the poor, or just the healthy, or those without sin, or those who pray the longest, or just the sick. His invitation is to all: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” comfort, peace; “for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

His plea to all is to love God, love His children, keep His commandments, and believe that Jesus is the Christ, born of God. (See 1 Jn. 5:1–3.) - David B. Haight, "People to People," Ensign (CR) October 1981

Men and women the world over are invited each day to come and join with us. The Savior invited men to “come, follow me.” (Luke 18:22.) It was not an ordinary invitation—to follow Jesus. The commitment had everlasting and eternal consequences. Peter was invited to “launch out into the deep.” (Luke 5:4.) He was a strong, suntanned, ordinary fisherman until he was invited “to let down [the] nets.” (Luke 5:4.) Thereafter he would never be the same because the Savior was steering his soul more than the ship. Yes, he was an ordinary fisherman until he heard the voice of Jesus and accepted His invitation. - John Sonnenberg, "The Invitation of the Master," Ensign (CR) May 1985

What does it mean to be a Saint? In the Lord’s Church, the members are Latter-day Saints, and they attempt to emulate the Savior, follow His teachings, and receive saving ordinances in order to live in the celestial kingdom with God the Father and our Savior Jesus Christ (see 2 Nephi 9:18). The Savior said, “This is my gospel; and ye know the things that ye must do in my church; for the works which ye have seen me do that shall ye also do” (3 Nephi 27:21). - Quentin L. Cook, "Are You a Latter-day Saint?" New Era, December 2009

If we would claim to worship and follow the Master, must we not strive to emulate his life of service? None of us may rightly say that his life is his own. Our lives are gifts of God. We come into the world not of our own volition. We leave not according to our wish. Our days are numbered not by ourselves, but according to the will of God. -
Gordon B. Hinckley, "The Gift of Self," Liahona, December 1986

The day will come in which we shall again meet up with our Redeemer and Savior, Jesus Christ. I plead that on that sacred and sublime occasion we can recognize Him because of the knowledge we have of Him and because of having followed His teachings. He will show us the marks in His hands and feet, and we will join together in a lasting embrace, weeping for joy at having followed His way. - Claudio D.Zivic, “Let’s Not Take the Wrong Way,” Ensign (CR) May 2014

The Savior wrought the Atonement, which provides a way for us to become clean. Jesus Christ is the resurrected Christ. We worship and recognize Him for the pain He suffered for us collectively and for the pain He endured for each of us individually, both in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross. He bore all with great humility and with an eternal understanding of His divine role and purpose. - Boyd K. Packer, “The Reason for Our Hope,” Ensign (CR) November 2014

We need not walk by the shores of Galilee or among the Judean hills to walk where Jesus walked. All of us can walk the path He walked when, with His words ringing in our ears, His Spirit filling our hearts, and His teachings guiding our lives, we choose to follow Him as we journey through mortality. His example lights the way. Said He, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” - Thomas S. Monson, “Ponder the Path of Thy Feet,” Ensign (CR) November 2014

From the bed of pain, from the pillow wet with tears, we are lifted heavenward by that divine assurance and precious promise "I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” - Thomas S. Monson, "Look to God and Live," Ensign (CR), May 1998

I am here because I desire with all my heart to follow my Master, Jesus Christ. I yearn to do all that He asks of me in this great cause. I hunger to be edified by the Holy Spirit and hear the voice of God as He speaks through His ordained servants. I am here to become a better man, to be lifted by the inspiring examples of my brothers and sisters in Christ, and to learn how to more effectively minister to those in need. - Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “On Being Genuine,” Ensign (CR) April 2015

If our lives are centered in Jesus Christ, He can successfully mold us into who we need to be in order to return to His and Heavenly Father’s presence in the celestial kingdom. The joy we experience in this life will be in direct proportion to how well our lives are centered on the teachings, example, and atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. - Richard J. Maynes, “The Joy of Living a Christ-Centered Life,” Ensign (CR) November 2015

I bear testimony that as we accept the invitation to come unto Christ, we will find that He can heal all wounds. He can lift our burdens and carry them for us, and we can feel "encircled about eternally in the arms of his love" (2 Ne. 1:15). - Margaret D. Nadauld, “Come unto Christ,” Ensign (CR), May 1998, p.64

Some years ago it was fashionable in certain circles to use the phrase, “You can never go home again.” That is just simply not true. It is possible to return. It is possible for those who have ceased to pray, to pray again. It is possible for those who are lost to find their way through the dark and come home. – F. Enzio Busche, “Come Back to the Lord,” Ensign (CR) November 1986

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