Quotes on Relationships

When I look back [on helping my father with his work], I realize that my contribution was not necessary for my father to complete the work he was engaged in. . . .

How like the association we have with our Heavenly Father, believing at times that the service we engage in is for his benefit, when in reality it is comparable with my handing tools to my father.  It is the relationship that develops that is of greater significance more than the contribution we make. — Elder Kenneth Johnson, Ensign, May 1994, p. 29

As we turn to our Heavenly Father and seek His wisdom regarding the things that matter most, we learn over and over again the importance of four key relationships:  with our God, with our families, with our fellowman, and with ourselves. . . .

To strengthen our relationship with God, we need some meaningful time alone with Him.  Quietly focusing on daily personal prayer and scripture study, always aiming to be worthy of a current temple recommend – these will be some wise investments of our time and efforts to draw closer to our Heavenly Father.  Let us heed the invitation in Psalms:  “Be still, and know that I am God.”  (Psalm 46:10) — President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Of Things that Matter Most,” Ensign, November 2010