Monday, February 11, 2008

quote


"Man is a spiritual being, a soul, and at some period of his life everyone is possessed with an irresistible desire to know his relationship to the Infinite...There is something within him which urges him to rise above himself, to control his environment, to master the body and all things physical and live in a higher and more beautiful world." President David O. McKay

I came across this quote tonight while reading the book To Draw Closer to God by Henry B. Eyring. I really love this quote because I have found this to be true in my life. I have certainly felt the desire to rise above myself and know my Heavenly Father. It is so easy to get caught up in temporal things that really don't matter. It is so easy to place importance on things that are not eternal. I am grateful for those times when I do feel close to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Lately these feelings have come as I have been reading from the scriptures and the book I mentioned above. I hold my faith and testimony very close to my heart. Because it is so special to me, I don't talk about it openly often. This is a little personal and deep but I really wanted to share it here.

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Andrea N said...

What a gorgeous photo, where did you take it? Thanks for the beautiful quote. It is so important to remember our relationship to God as it gives our lives and efforts purpose beyond what they sometimes seem. Have a great day. =) Andrea

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing :)

Ashley said...

Andrea, Wendel actually took this picture in Port Townsend, WA just after we got our camera in 2006 when we came to visit WA on vacation (before we moved here).