Sunday Thoughts: Hearts of the Father's Shall Turn by David Bednar

 


3Hearts of the Father's Shall Turn

The first time I read this talk was when I had just been called as a new ward family history consultant. Every day my children leave my home I pray that they'll be protected and can face the challenges of this mortality! These blessings are incredible and I knew I wanted them for my family.

"As you respond in faith to this invitation, your hearts shall turn to the fathers. The promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will be implanted in your hearts. Your patriarchal blessing, with its declaration of lineage, will link you to these fathers and be more meaningful to you. Your love and gratitude for your ancestors will increase. Your testimony of and conversion to the Savior will become deep and abiding. And I promise you will be protected against the intensifying influence of the adversary. As you participate in and love this holy work, you will be safeguarded in your youth and throughout your lives."

If I can do even the smallest part in arming my children with protection against Satan and helping them draw closer to Christ, then my sacrifice of time is worth it.

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