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A thought from the scriptures

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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

For by it the elders obtained a good report.Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. - Heb. 11:1-3

"How many of you have heard an inspiring thought, hymn or story, and then had a desire to go do something good?" Elder Jack H Goaslind, now of the Presidency of the Seventy, said during the priesthood session of the April 1991 general conference. "This is not unusual; it is a healthy, spiritual feeling that is essential to our progress. But how often have you followed through on those feelings? When God takes it into His heart to do something, whatever it is, He does it. He simply does it.

" . . . Once we have felt something, we must act in order to hold on to those feelings we experience.

"I ask you . . . to cultivate, to cherish, and to maintain righteous desires," Elder Goaslind continued. " `Yagottawanna.' That's the key to action; it's the key to happiness. It's the key to worshiping the Lord, to developing faith, and to maintaining standards of purity."