Agency and Jesus Christ

Choice and Jesus Christ

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“Dear sisters, one thing is needful, to follow Him each day. Choose ye therefore Christ the Lord. Choose to feast upon His word. Choose to trust in Him above. Choose to wait upon His love. Choose to give Him all your heart. Choose ye therefore that good part.”

Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President
Choosing Charity: That Good Part,” October 2003 General Conference

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“Choosing to believe is an important step in increasing our faith in the Savior. It has to be our choice. No one can make that choice for you.

“…Increasing our faith does take more than choosing to believe and asking. It takes some kind of physical and mental action. It takes practice, diligence, and patience, and it takes obedience. We must be ‘doers of the word, … not hearers only’. We can practice living righteously by turning to Him, by thinking about Him, by following Him. And then we must help Him with His work by helping others.”

Patricia P. Pinegar, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Increase in Faith,” April 1994 General Conference

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“You are powerful! Where does that power come from to ‘do many things of [our] own free will’? It comes from the Savior himself. Feel that desire to serve in your own heart. Sense within yourself that strength to choose!”

Chieko N. Okazaki, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Spit and Mud and Kigatsuku,” April 1992 General Conference

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“Our Heavenly Father knew we would make mistakes as we learn to make choices. He provided a Savior for us. . . . We need to know how the Atonement works in our lives and how good feelings can be regained and retained when mistakes have been made.”

Janette Hales Beckham, Young Women General President
Making Faith a Reality,” October 1997 General Conference

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“…Life is a fabulous feast of experiences just waiting for you to choose and explore. You are now hungering to know all about life, and there are many tables from which you may choose. Some choices seem good, but are harmful. Some choices are fun but don’t lead you anywhere. Some choices could destroy you. However, just as the feast on the banquet table with a variety of good food is best for our physical bodies, the best feast in life is at the table of the Lord.

“What is on the Lord’s table? Love, good fun, uplifting music, peaceful prayer, scriptures, smiles, learning, happy talk, warm hugs, good friends, and service to others. This is where eternal joy can be found.”

Michaelene P. Grassli, Primary General President
Follow Him,” October 1989 General Conference

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“Yes, you have a choice. The Lord has given you control of your life by giving you a choice. Let me repeat that. The Lord has given you control of your life. I’m not saying that nothing bad will ever happen to you. You will not always be able to control what others may say or do, but you can control how you will react to them. Temptation, illness, accidents, and tragedy are part of this life. There will be some tough days in your lives—very tough days. But when you follow God’s plan, you can know what to do, and that’s when you are in control. You can decide whether or not you are going to be happy by making choices that will lead you close to your Heavenly Father and away from Satan. You can decide what you will say and do.”

Michaelene P. Grassli, Primary General President
I Will Follow God’s Plan for Me,” October 1988 General Conference

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“We are not alone. We can feel the sustaining power of the Savior. He will help us as we strive to make right choices all along the path.”

Elaine A. Cannon, Young Women General President
Agency and Accountability,” April 1982 General Conference

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