App Message of the Day

Elder Bradley R. Wilcox

Question

Brother Wilcox addresses several mistaken messages regarding repentance and worthiness. He reminds us that repentance is a process that takes time, that we should be seeking to improve throughout our lives, and that God’s grace is there to help us in our consistent efforts to become more like Him. Brother Wilcox encourages us to never give up, even when we make mistakes.
How does this message bring you hope as you strive to improve each day? How could this message help someone that you know who is struggling to feel worthy of God’s love?

Quote

God loves us as we are, but He also loves us too much to leave us this way. Growing up unto the Lord is what mortality is all about. Change is what Christ’s Atonement is all about. Not only can Christ resurrect, cleanse, console, and heal us, but through it all, He can transform us to become more like Him. … Remember change is possible, repentance is a process, and worthiness is not flawlessness. Most important, remember that God and Christ are willing to help us right here and now.
Some mistakenly receive the message that God is waiting to help until after we repent. God’s message is that He will help us as we repent. His grace is available to us “no matter where we are in the path of obedience.” …
His grace is not just a prize for the worthy. It is the “divine assistance” He gives that helps us become worthy. It is not just a reward for the righteous. It is the “endowment of strength” He gives that helps us become righteous. We are not just walking toward God and Christ. We are walking with Them.

Elder Bradley R. Wilcox

Scripture

35 Behold, I do not condemn you; go your ways and sin no more; perform with soberness the work which I have commanded you.
36 Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not.
37 Behold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the nails in my hands and feet; be faithful, keep my commandments, and ye shall inherit the kingdom of heaven. Amen.

D&C 6:35-37

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