Repentance

    In the Come, Follow Me readings for August 26-September 1, 2019, the Apostle Paul teaches: “God …will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
    His example of repentance is a miracle in my life that will always be proof for me that faith in Jesus Christ truly does change lives.
    “I wish I had known that there was a place I could go for peace, to share my yoke with Him, to learn about the plan of salvation.” Elder Joaquin E. Costa
    He simply did not understand why anyone would want to repent.
    The Spirit whispered in his ear, “Remember what you promised Me.”
    “Suddenly, I realized that by serving others all my life, I had already been serving our Holy Father.”
    Three missionary stories explore the heavenly blessings of taking time to stop and interact with strangers.
    “There was something about that first church visit. I left with a giddy-up feeling I hadn’t felt in years.”
    “In this spiritual application, “RICE” can stand for Repentance, Imparting of ourselves to others, Covenants and Endurance.”
    My whole surroundings became quiet and I heard a voice telling me not to do it.
    “I can’t stand the church. Period.” That’s what I said to the Elders who were asking me to read the Book of Mormon and to truly listen to what they had to say.
    “I had no reason to come back. I didn’t realize I was unhappy or looking for something, just suddenly that day I needed to talk to the bishop.”