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Sometimes you have to “back track”
To get where you should be.
To receive the strength you lack
To get yourself moving.

Recall things in a journal
Let the spirit guide
Endure like life’s a final
With God on your side.

There’s a word,repent. What does the “re” in repent mean? It means you do it again—repeat, repent. And then you have to backtrack to the point where you went off track and go forward, free from the challenges that were with you then. 

Teaching in the Church

BOYD K. PACKER

PRESIDENT OF THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES

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Decide to “do it right”
And you will receive
From beyond the veil, light
If you but believe.

So, my counsel is simple. Just decide to do it right, decide to be better, decide to trust the scripture, and as you do, you’ll grow and the challenges you have will be for your good.

Teaching in the Church

BOYD K. PACKER

PRESIDENT OF THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES

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Trust in your call
Words will come to you
Give of your all
And light will shine through.

I wish that there would be a way to promise you that if you studied earnestly and seriously that you’d be better. It won’t hurt you. But it won’t make you better, even as good as it would if you’d trust in the Lord and trust in the Spirit and go ahead. That doesn’t quite become second nature, but you, in due time, learn to trust the Spirit that it will be there. Many times I’ve stood at the pulpit and wondered what to say, kind of empty-headed and knowing that there was a great responsibility, but it always comes. It comes when you start. You start and begin, and then the revelation starts to flow. The credit we deserve from all of that is very little for ourselves, because the Spirit is the generating power.

Teaching in the Church

BOYD K. PACKER

PRESIDENT OF THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES 

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The mighty healer
Is the atonement
To the humble, eager
The Lord’s strength is lent

The Atonement is the mighty healer—atone for the sins. Do you realize how marvelous it is that you can call upon the Atonement? The Lord effected the Atonement for our sakes. And there isn’t anything that you can’t repent from and that you can’t be rescued from if you will repent and be determined to make the decision. So, my counsel is simple. Just decide to do it right, decide to be better, decide to trust the scripture, and as you do, you’ll grow and the challenges you have will be for your good.

Teaching in the Church

BOYD K. PACKER

PRESIDENT OF THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES

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Unlock the door
Unto the Lord
His words protect, 
Prompt, and perfect

Become wise
Unto salvation
Peace will rise
For inspiration

His healing voice
Comes as you read
May you rejoice
And let Him lead

Here lies the path
Where you should walk
To those who ask
The scriptures talk

The Key to Spiritual Protection

President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles  
October Conference 2013

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Tolerance as a virtue
Will not lead you astray
As to God’s laws you are true
Naught will shade into gray

All of God’s laws are exact
And, they guide us with light
Legalizing sinful acts
Cannot make them right

This light, given to man
Is the Spirit of Christ
It leads us to Him and
Helps us discern what is right

The law of chastity
Perfectly, can be known.
Through virtue’s path it’s seen
As, then, revelation is shown

Pondering President Boyd K Packer
These Things I Know
May 2013, Ensign

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As President Boyd K. Packer taught this morning, Satan cannot directly take a life. That is one of many things he cannot do. But apparently his effort to stop the work will be reasonably well served if he can just bind the tongue of the faithful. Brethren, if that is the case, I am looking tonight for men young and old who care enough about this battle between good and evil to sign on and speak up. We are at war, and for these next few minutes, I want to be a one-man recruiting station.

Do I need to hum a few bars of “We Are All Enlisted”? You know, the line about “We are waiting now for soldiers; who’ll volunteer?” Of course, the great thing about this call to arms is that we ask not for volunteers to fire a rifle or throw a hand grenade. No, we want battalions who will take as their weapons “every word that proceedeth forth from the mouth of God.” So I am looking tonight for missionaries who will not voluntarily bind their tongues but will, with the Spirit of the Lord and the power of their priesthood, open their mouths and speak miracles. Such speech, the early brethren taught, would be the means by which faith’s “mightiest works have been, and will be, performed.”

Satan cannot take a life
Nor can he stop “the work”
He can lure us away from light
And turn each into a jerk

He can bind up the tongue
That some miracles cease
As there is much to be done
Our efforts must increase

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