At 115 years old, the oldest living American
has a secret to living such a long life:
"It's all in the good Lord's hands."
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
and success achieved."
"To those who believe but wish their belief to be strengthened,
I urge you to walk in faith and trust in God.
Spiritual knowledge always requires an exercise of faith."
James E. Faust
“Do you often feel like parched ground,
unable to produce anything worthwhile?
When I am in need of refreshment,
it isn't easy to think of the needs of others.
But I have found that if,
instead of praying for my own comfort and satisfaction,
I ask the Lord to enable me to give to others,
an amazing thing often happens
- I find my own needs wonderfully met.
Refreshment comes in ways I would never have thought of,
both for others, and then, incidentally, for myself.”
“I see Jesus in every human being.
I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus, I must feed him.
This is sick Jesus. This one has leprosy or gangrene;
I must wash him and tend to him.
I serve because I love Jesus.”
“If you can't get a miracle, become one.”
Being reminded about the incredible power of God's love,
and living as He intended,
is the most powerful motivation to change.
“Serving and attempting to inspire others
is a responsibility,
not a choice.”