Covenants and Christ

Covenants and God

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“Some may think they have failed too many times and feel too weak to change sinful acts or worldly desires of the heart. However, as covenant Israel, we don’t just try and try on our own to change. If we earnestly appeal to God, He takes us as we are—and makes us more than we ever imagined.”

Neill F. Marriott, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Yielding Our Hearts to God,” October 2015 General Conference

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“Covenants with God help us to know who we really are. They connect us to Him in a personal way through which we come to feel our value in His sight and our place in His kingdom. In a way we can’t fully comprehend, we are known and loved individually by Him.”

Jean A. Stevens, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
Covenant Daughters of God,” October 2014 General Conference

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“Our ages, circumstances, and personalities cannot separate us, because above all we are His. We have made a covenant to remember His Son always.”

Jean A. Stevens, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
Covenant Daughters of God,” October 2014 General Conference

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“Sisters, I testify that the Lord has a plan for each of our lives. Nothing that happens is a shock or a surprise to Him. He is all-knowing and all-loving. He is eager to help us, to comfort us, and to ease our pain as we rely on the power of the Atonement and honor our covenants. The trials and tribulation that we experience may be the very things that guide us to come unto Him and cling to our covenants so that we might return to His presence and receive all that the Father hath.”

Linda S. Reeves, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Claim the Blessings of Your Covenants,” October 2013 General Conference

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“Making and keeping covenants means choosing to bind ourselves to our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. It is committing to follow the Savior. It is trusting Him and desiring to show our gratitude for the price He paid to set us free through the infinite gift of the Atonement.”

Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President
The Power, Joy, and Love of Covenant Keeping,” October 2013 General Conference

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“By covenant, we too have all taken upon ourselves Christ’s name. His name should be engraven inwardly upon our hearts. Likewise, we are expected to act as worthy children of Heavenly Father, who, at least figuratively, has sent us to earth with the admonition ‘Remember who you are!’ ”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
Daughters of Heavenly Father,” April 2007 General Conference

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“The light in your countenance comes because you have made and kept covenants with our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, and you have made choices which qualify you to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost.”

Elaine S. Dalton, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
It Shows in Your Face,” April 2006 General Conference

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“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? I am persuaded, with Paul, that neither tribulation, nor life, nor death, nor any other circumstance shall have the power to separate us from His love.

“The Savior gave His life for each one of us. He knows our joys and our sorrows. He knows my name and your name. When we covenant with Him at baptism, we promise to keep His commandments, to always remember Him, and to take His name upon us. Ultimately, His is the name by which we want to be called…”

Sydney S. Reynolds, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
He Knows Us; He Loves Us,” October 2003 General Conference

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“To be steadfast in Christ implies keeping covenants. Each week we renew our baptismal covenants to take His name upon us, to ‘always remember him,’ and to ‘keep his commandments’ (see D&C 20:77). We are steadfast in Christ when we do these things, and our spirits are lifted and our hearts are filled with love. Simply stated, when I keep my covenants, I feel hope and I feel love.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
Steadfast in Our Covenants,” April 2003 General Conference

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“The Lord has promised us that He will not forget us because He has ‘graven [us] upon the palms of [His] hands’ (Isa. 49:16). And our promise to Him is that we will not forget Him, for we have engraven Him in our hearts.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
Steadfast in Our Covenants,” April 2003 General Conference

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“Making covenants is the expression of a willing heart; keeping covenants, the expression of a faithful heart. ”

Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President
With Holiness of Heart,” October 2002 General Conference

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“In the temple we make eternal covenants with our Father in Heaven. We make promises to Him, and in return He makes extraordinary promises to us. The next time you go to the temple, whether for yourself or your kindred dead, pay careful attention to the promises God makes to you, His daughter. In every part of the temple, the hallowed halls of God’s house are filled with comforting covenants—personal, intimate assurances of His eternal love.”

Virginia U. Jensen, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Come to Relief Society,” October 1998 General Conference

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“Father in Heaven knows us as individuals. The covenants we make with Him are performed one on one.”

Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President
Celebrating Covenants,” April 1995 General Conference

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“If you have slipped in your covenants, take heart! The Savior so wants us to fulfill our promises that He has provided an everlasting Atonement. If your heart is not singing the song of redeeming love, return to your covenants. Celebrate them.”

Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President
Celebrating Covenants,” April 1995 General Conference

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“Brothers and sisters, covenant keeping will help you recall the One with whom you’re yoked, and your burden will be lighter.”

Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President
Celebrating Covenants,” April 1995 General Conference

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“To be a woman of covenant is a sacred and holy responsibility. It is uniquely ours. It is not by chance that we are on the Lord’s errand at this time. It is by choice that we came to this earth to follow the path of the Savior. At baptism, we covenanted, as did the Nephites at the waters of Mormon, to be called his people, to serve him, to keep his commandments, to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things and in all places…

“As women of covenant we seek exaltation and the peace that attends eternal life in the kingdom of heaven. With that resolve comes the quiet reassurance that speaks softly to our souls and reaffirms to us that peace and love, hope and gentility, reverence, joy, and obedience bring about change and good works. Indeed we stand before the world today to rejoice—not in the power of men and women—but in the goodness of God.”

Elaine L. Jack, Relief Society General President
Ponder the Path of Thy Feet,” October 1993 General Conference

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