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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

To Always Remember Him: A Key to Avoiding Temptation

Elder W. Rolfe Kerr of the Seventy in a recent talk reported in the Church News (Feb. 11, 2005, p. 5) said that faith in Christ is the best defense against the many temptations of Satan. He emphasized that this faith needs to be "consciously in place" - held in our minds and not forgotten.
If you are consciously thinking of the Savior, you will not allow temptations to overpower you. More importantly, if you have the Savior and your faith in Him firmly in your mind and in your heart, you will not allow yourselves even to get into tempting situations.
In this world where dangerous temptation may be just one click away, and where avoiding temptation often requires active effort, our only hope is to always remember Christ and our covenants to follow Him. May our faith in Him not be dormant, but consciously and firmly in place as we remember Him throughout each day.

3 comments:

Guy Murray said...

Jeff, The title of your post reminds me of the sacrament prayers, and the promise that if we do always remember Him, we will have His Spirit to be with us. As you say, a big key to avoiding temptation. Thanks for the reminder

Susie said...

This one is getting cut out and taped to my mirror. Thanks very much for this short but very sweet message.

Cari said...

The talk is from the CES Fireside given on Feb. 5.