Quotes on Blessings

All of us have made wrong turns along the way.  I believe the kind and merciful God, whose children we are, will judge us as lightly as He can for the wrongs that we have done and give us the maximum blessing for the good that we do. — Elder James E. Faust, “Woman, Why Weepest Thou?” Ensign, November 1996

When you think about it, there is so much promised in the gospel for so little required on our part.  For example, the ordinance of baptism is given us for the remission of sins, for entrance into the kingdom – a new birth; the gift of the Holy Ghost gives us the right to companionship with one of the Godhead; administration to the sick qualifies the individual with faith for a special blessing; by paying our tithing, the windows of heaven may be opened unto us; by fasting and by paying our fast offerings, we are told that then we might call on the Lord and He will hear our cry and our call.  (Harold B. Lee, “Stand Ye in Holy Places”)

. . . my prayer is that we be “examples of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”  (1 Timothy 4:12)  Then shall we be the recipients of the Lord’s promise:  “I, the Lord, am merciful and gracious unto those who fear me, and delight to honor those who serve me in righteousness and in truth unto the end.  Great shall be their reward and eternal shall be their glory.”  (D&C 76:5, 6) — President Thomas S. Monson, “Be Thou an Example,” Ensign, November 1996

In His infinite wisdom, He will make possible all you qualify in worthiness to receive. — Elder Richard G. Scott, “First Things First,” Ensign, May 2001, p. 7

So long as any people live up to the best light they have, the Almighty will multiply blessings upon them by blessing the earth and causing it to bring forth in its strength, to fill their storehouses with plenty. — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 9:169

If the Lord had a people on the earth that he had perfect confidence in, there is not a blessing in the eternities of our God, that they could not bear in the flesh, that he would not pour out upon them.  Tongue cannot tell the blessings the Lord has for a people who have proved themselves before him. — Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 4:79

The greatest blessing that can be bestowed on the children of men is power to civilize themselves after the order of the civilization of the heavens – to prepare themselves to dwell with heavenly beings who are capable of enduring the presence of the Gods. Discourses of Brigham Young, 455 

When I think that the Lord has a living oracle guiding his earthly kingdom, and that there are apostles and prophets who walk the earth again; when I think that the Lord has given us the gift and power of the Holy Ghost so that we have the revelations of heaven and the power to sanctify our souls; when I think of the unnumbered blessings, the gifts, the miracles, the promise that the family unit shall go on everlastingly, all the blessings that are poured out upon us and offered freely to all men everywhere, my desire to praise the Lord and proclaim his goodness and grace knows no bounds. — Elder Bruce R. McConkie, “Think on These Things,” General Conference, October 1973

When I think that the Lord has a living oracle guiding his earthly kingdom, and that there are apostles and prophets who walk the earth again; when I think that the Lord has given us the gift and power of the Holy Ghost so that we have the revelations of heaven and the power to sanctify our souls; when I think of the unnumbered blessings, the gifts, the miracles, the promise that the family unit shall go on everlastingly, all the blessings that are poured out upon us and offered freely to all men everywhere, my desire to praise the Lord and proclaim his goodness and grace knows no bounds. — Elder Bruce R. McConkie, “Think on These Things,” General Conference, October 1973