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These posts are quotes from today's living Prophets and Apostles. In some instances I have utilized video clips - because some times you just have to hear their voice. Occasionally, I have abridged a quote, but only for space. Links are always provided so that you, the reader, can verify the accuracy of my posts, or read the entire message if you desire.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Protective Shield

A testimony provides proper perspective, motivation, and a solid foundation on which to build a life of purpose and personal growth. It is a constant source of confidence, a true and faithful companion during good times and bad. A testimony provides us with a reason for hope and gladness. It helps us cultivate a spirit of optimism and happiness and enables us to rejoice in the beauties of nature. A testimony motivates us to choose the right at all times and in all circumstances. It motivates us to draw nearer to God, allowing Him to draw nearer to us (see James 4:8).

Our personal testimony is a protective shield, and like an iron rod it is guiding us safely through darkness and confusion.

President Dieter F Uchtdorf, "The Power of Personal Testimony," Liahona, November 2006.