It is so important that we prayerfully make good decisions for our families. I have added a few thoughts from wise men that if pondered could be helpful in making these decisions.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â "Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it." â€”Ralph Waldo Emerson
Living Worthy of the Lord's Protection and Guidance
Â Â Â What is the first thing necessary to the establishment of his kingdom? It is to raise up a Prophet and have him declare the will of God; the next is to have people yield obedience to the word of the Lord through that Prophet. If you cannot have these, you never can establish the kingdom of God upon the earth. â€” Journal of Discourses 6:25
Â Â "Someone has said it was not raining when Noah built the ark. But he built it, and the rains came. . . . "The primary preparation is . . set forth in the Doctrine and Covenants, wherein it says, 'Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come' (D&C 87:8). . . . "We can so live that we can call upon the Lord for His protection and guidance. This is a first priority. We cannot expect His help if we are unwilling to keep His commandments. We in this Church have evidence enough of the penalties of disobedience in the examples of both the Jaredite and the Nephite nations. Each went from glory to utter destruction because of wickedness. "We know, of course, that the rain falls on the just as well as the unjust (see Matthew 5:45). But even though the just die they are not lost, but are saved through the Atonement of the Redeemer."
(Gordon B. Hinckley, "If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear," Ensign, Nov. 2005, 62)
Tags: Worthiness Preparation Obedience Atonement Determination Faith