Minds

Thinking

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“The Lord has counseled us directly in this dispensation to seek the Spirit—to learn much—that we might ‘lay aside the things of this world, and seek for the things of a better’. I feel strongly that this is a clarion call for the women of this church at this time. For us to stand firm and faithful, we must be clearly focused on seeking the Lord.

“Seeking implies so much more than merely looking. Seek means energy, direction, passion, purpose. To seek requires all our ‘heart, might, mind and strength’. We sisters are good at using our hearts and our hands in the Lord’s work. But we must also use our minds. More than one hundred years ago, Relief Society President Emmeline B. Wells said, ‘I believe in women, especially thinking women’. So do I.”

Elaine L. Jack, Relief Society General President
Seek, and Ye Shall Find,” October 1994 General Conference

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“How do we seek with our minds? With our intellect we can ponder, we can analyze our circumstances, we can sort and sift information, weigh our options; we can store ideas, we can draw conclusions from our experiences, find answers to our problems; we can treasure thoughts and receive revelation. Isn’t that what the Lord meant when he said, ‘You must study it out in your mind’ and then ask me if these things are not true?”

Elaine L. Jack, Relief Society General President
Seek, and Ye Shall Find,” October 1994 General Conference

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“We must stretch our minds if we are to reach that lofty goal so familiar to us all: ‘The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth’.

“As we earnestly seek light and truth, we develop clarity in our lives that reflects spiritual understanding and commitment. This clarity results as we learn from our daily experiences, our thoughtful study, and as we receive personal inspiration from the Holy Spirit.”

Elaine L. Jack, Relief Society General President
Seek, and Ye Shall Find,” October 1994 General Conference

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