Holiness

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“Heavenly Father has given each of us the capacity to become holy.
 
Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
The Beauty of Holiness,” April 2017 General Conference

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“Sisters, if we would be holy, we must learn to sit at the feet of the Holy One of Israel and give time to holiness. Do we set aside the phone, the never-ending to-do list, and the cares of worldliness? Prayer, study, and heeding the word of God invite His cleansing and healing love into our souls. Let us take time to be holy, that we may be filled with His sacred and sanctifying Spirit. With the Holy Ghost as our guide, we will be prepared to receive the Savior in the beauty of holiness.

Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
The Beauty of Holiness,” April 2017 General Conference

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“Jesus Christ is the beauty of holiness.
 
Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
The Beauty of Holiness,” April 2017 General Conference


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“Holiness is a gift of the Spirit. We accept this gift when we choose to do those things that will increase the sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost in our lives.
 
Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
The Beauty of Holiness,” April 2017 General Conference
 

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“We recognize the multitude of tests, temptations, and tribulations that could pull us away from all that is virtuous and praiseworthy before God. But our mortal experiences offer us the opportunity to choose holiness. Most often it is the sacrifices we make to keep our covenants that sanctify us and make us holy.
 
Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
The Beauty of Holiness,” April 2017 General Conference

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“We are daughters of Heavenly Father, and each of us has a divine heritage of holiness.

Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
The Beauty of Holiness,” April 2017 General Conference
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“Our hope for holiness is centered in Christ, in His mercy and His grace.
 
Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
The Beauty of Holiness,” April 2017 General Conference


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Holiness is in the striving and the struggle to keep the commandments and to honor the covenants we have made with God. Holiness is making the choices that will keep the Holy Ghost as our guide. Holiness is setting aside our natural tendencies and becoming ‘a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord.’ ”
 
Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
The Beauty of Holiness,” April 2017 General Conference

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“We might first consider the word place as a physical environment or a geographic location. However, a place can be ‘a distinct condition, position, or state of mind.’ This means holy places can also include moments in time—moments when the Holy Ghost testifies to us, moments when we feel Heavenly Father’s love, or moments when we receive an answer to our prayers. Even more, I believe any time you have the courage to stand for what is right, especially in situations where no one else is willing to do so, you are creating a holy place.”

Ann M. Dibb, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Your Holy Places,” April 2013 General Conference

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“Standing in holy places is all about being in good company, whether you are alone or with others. It’s being where the Holy Ghost is our companion—alone or in a crowd. When we determine within ourselves that we will control our thoughts and our actions and be the best we can possibly be, the best of life will come to us.

“A holy place is where we feel safe, secure, loved, and comforted. That’s how it was in our heavenly home. Standing in holy places and being in good company bring feelings of how it must have been in that home we left behind, the home that seems so far away at times.”

Sharon G. Larsen, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Fear Not: For They That Be with Us Are More,” October 2001 General Conference

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“Standing in holy places helps us to become holy, but that is an acquired virtue that takes practice. Practice listening to the Spirit and being obedient. Practice being morally pure. Practice being reverent about sacred things. The Lord has told us to come unto Him and He can make us holy. Let Him envelop you in love and forgiveness and peace. Regardless of what is going on around you, you can practice creating an environment of your own, filled with the Spirit of the Lord.”

Sharon G. Larsen, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Fear Not: For They That Be with Us Are More,” October 2001 General Conference

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“Holy places can be wherever you are—alone, in a crowd, with strangers, with friends. The road to Jericho was treacherous and formidable. Thieves infiltrated the bushes and trees waiting to ambush any traveler. It took a kind and courageous Samaritan to change that road from a haunted place to a holy place. There are things you can do to bring holiness to ordinary places: when you spend an afternoon with small children so a tired mother can rest, when you do the dishes for your brother even though it’s his turn, when you clean house for an elderly friend—these things bring feelings of selflessness and sacrifice and holiness.

“There will be times when the Spirit will whisper that you can make the place where you are better.”

Sharon G. Larsen, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Fear Not: For They That Be with Us Are More,” October 2001 General Conference

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“Baptism is our spiritual rebirth. It cleanses us from head to toe and allows us the companionship of the Savior through the gift of the Holy Ghost. He will accompany each of us along the road of life.

“Four things happen when we are baptized and confirmed: (1) we become members of Christ’s Church and commit to follow Him; (2) we have our sins forgiven; (3) it allows us entrance to the celestial kingdom; and (4) it is the doorway to personal sanctification. We might say we are ‘made holy.’ ”

Carol B. Thomas, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Spiritual Power of Our Baptism,” April 1999 General Conference

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“What does it mean to become holy? Because you have received the Holy Ghost, you are changed. You are a different person. It means you cannot be part of the world anymore; you can never go back. Elder Hales has said, ‘Help our young women to understand that when they are baptized, they are taken ‘out of the world’ and ‘into the kingdom’ ‘. You are taken out of the dark and into the light of Christ. It is the beginning of a whole new life.”

Carol B. Thomas, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Spiritual Power of Our Baptism,” April 1999 General Conference

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“We can be good women, elect women, and even holy women. Though we are women of great diversity, we can be women of God bound together in a great sisterhood of faith and testimony.”

Barbara B. Smith, Relief Society General President
Hearts so Similar,” October 1982 General Conference

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“For a Relief Society woman, the wholeness that is so closely related to holiness is achieved, in part, through her acceptance of the responsibility to establish a home whatever her circumstances—and then to bring to that home, learning and the light of the gospel.”

Shirley W. Thomas, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
The Doctrines of the Kingdom,” October 1980 General Conference

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