Today’s App Message

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Question

Elder Uchtdorf explains how we can follow spiritual landmarks in order to avoid our lives figuratively drifting off course.
Take a moment to consider where you are on your spiritual journey. In what ways can you commit to do better in order to stay safely on the path that leads back to our Heavenly Father?

Quote

Most of the changes in our spiritual lives—both positive and negative—happen gradually, a step at a time. …[W]e may not realize when we veer off course. We may even have high confidence that we are walking a straight line. But the fact is that without the help of landmarks to guide us, we inevitably deviate off course and end up in places we never thought we would be. …
Sometimes this falling away takes generations. Sometimes it happens in a matter of years or even months. But we are all susceptible. No matter how strong our spiritual experiences have been in the past, as human beings we tend to wander. …
But all is not lost. … [W]e have reliable, visible landmarks that we can use to evaluate our course.
And what are these landmarks? Surely they include daily prayer and pondering the scriptures and using inspired tools like Come, Follow Me. Each day, we can approach the throne of God in humility and honesty. We can ponder our actions and review the moments of our day—considering our will and desires in light of His. If we have drifted, we plead with God to restore us, and we commit to do better.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Scripture

11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

Psalm 86:11

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