Scriptorial Quotes to add to your study of the Creation in Genesis 1-2, Moses 2-3, and Abraham 4-5.
"Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are creators…they can make light shine in the darkest moments of our lives. They can form solid ground in the midst of life’s stormy seas. They can transform us into the beautiful creations we were meant to be."
Come Follow Me Manual
"God our Father has ears with which to hear our prayers. He has eyes with which to see our actions. He has a mouth with which to speak to us. He has a heart with which to feel compassion and love. He is real. He is living. We are his children, made in his image. We look like him, and he looks like us”
Thomas Monson (“I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Ensign, Apr. 1990, 6).
“Think of it, brothers and sisters, even with their extensive longevity, stars are not immortal, but you are.”
--Neal A Maxwell
“In the beginning, before it had taken up orbit around a source of light, the earth was empty, desolate, and dark. This seems a pretty good description of man’s state so long as he insists on living for himself, on his own terms, refusing to hearken to the light of Christ.
“But the Spirit moved upon this darkness, and the earth moved into proximity with the light…Under the influence of this light and within the protective canopy of this air or spirit, the earth began to come to life. Isn’t this exactly what happens to us when we are nourished by the Spirit and bathed by the light? We, too, come to life, as it were, and begin to bring forth good fruit.”
James L. Ferrell The Hidden Christ: Beneath the Surface of the Old Testament
He had just been accused by the pharisees.
Questioned by a large group of people.
And had stones thrown at him.
He escaped from the crowd..
And went beyond Jordan.
To the place He had been baptized.
Where He heard God’s voice and made sacred covenants (John 10:40).
This seems to be a pattern for Christ.
After another particularly hard time with the pharisees, everyone else goes home (John 7:53). But Christ goes to the Mount of Olives (John 8:1).
According to Luke, this was Christ’s typical place He went to pray in Jerusalem (Luke 22:39).
This adds so much more meaning to the fact that, later on, He chose to pray and partake of the bitter cup in the Garden of Gethsemane, which is within the Mount of Olives.
It was a sacred spot for Him. A place where He has rested. A place where He had talked with God.
Jesus took time for solitude and silence.
He took time to slow down and listen.
He took time to be in sacred places.
…and He has done it since The Beginning.
On the seventh day, God rested.
Seven in the Bible means completion or perfection. I love the idea that rest is needed for us to be complete.
It isn’t something you do when you are weak, it’s something you need to be strong.
Rest has always been part of the plan, so make sure it’s part of yours, too.
I love this quote from Sharon Eubank,
“When you can’t give more, when you’ve gone beyond your ability to give, then sit still. Call on the Holy Ghost and angels to come to you. Be still and get full” Sharon Eubank
Don’t be afraid to stop.
To be still.
And refill in a sacred place.
Christ needed rest when He created us, and we will need it to create anything meaningful as well.
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