Seek Learning

“Seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.”
D&C 88:118 

How might the following quotes motivate YOU to become a better gospel teacher?

images-1“The Lord wants you to train your minds and hands to become an influence for good as you go forward with your lives.  And as you do so and as you perform honorable and with excellence, you will bring honor to the Church, for you will be regarded as a man or woman of integrity and ability and conscientious workmanship.  In addition, your education will strengthen your service in the Church.” – President Gordon B. Hinckley

“The pattern of study you establish during your formal schooling will in large measure affect your lifelong thirst for knowledge.”  You must get all of the education that you possibly can.  Sacrifice anything that is needed to be sacrificed to qualify yourselves to do the work of this world.”  – President Gordon B. Hinckley

“With so much knowledge available, one would think that the world might well be near a state of perfection.  Yet we are constantly made aware of the other side of the coin – of the sickness of society, of the contentions and troubles that bring misery into the lives of millions.  Each day we are made increasingly aware of the fact that life is more than science and mathematics, more than history and literature.  There is need for another education, without which the substance of secular learning may lead only to destruction.  I refer to the education of the heart, of the conscience, of the character of the spirit – these indefinable aspects of our personalities which determine so certainly what we are and what we do in our relationships one with another.” – President Gordon B. Hinckley

“The Lord wants you to train your minds and hands to become an influence for good as you go forward with your lives.  And as you do so and as you perform honorable and with excellence, you will bring honor to the Church, for you will be regarded as a man or woman of integrity and ability and conscientious workmanship.  In addition, your education will strengthen your service in the Church.” – President Gordon B. Hinckley

Speaking to the Young Women of the Church:  “Education will open the doors of opportunity.  As you follow the Lord’s admonition to “seek learning, even by study and also by faith,” you gain not only knowledge from your study but added light as you learn by faith.  Seek learning by studying diligently.  Rarely will you be able to spend as much time dedicated to learning as you can now.” – Sister Mary Cook, YW General Presidency

“Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life.” – Elder Henry B. Eyring

“Your life is carefully watched over.  The Lord knows both what He will need you to do and what you will need to know to do it.  You can with confidence expect that He has prepared opportunities for you to learn.  You will not recognize those opportunities perfectly, as I did not.  But when you put the spiritual things first in your life, you will be blessed to feel directed toward certain learning, and you will be motivated to work harder.  You will recognize later that your power to serve was increased, and you will be grateful.  Your service may not be in what the world would recognize as a lofty calling.  But remember that when the real value of service becomes clear in the judgment of God, some people who worked in quiet anonymity will be the real heroes.” – Elder Henry B. Eyring

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).  This is a true promise.  When we put God’s purposes first, He will give us miracles.  If we pray to know what he would have us do next, He will multiply the effects of what we do in such a way that time seems to be expanded.  He may do it in different ways for each individual, but I know from long experience that He is faithful to His word.” – Elder Henry B. Eyring

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