? ??????????????????? ????Easy Install Instructions:???1. Copy the Code??2. Log in to your Blogger account
and go to "Manage Layout" from the Blogger Dashboard??3. Click on the "Edit HTML" tab.??4. Delete the code already in the "Edit Template" box and paste the new code in.??5. Click "S BLOGGER TEMPLATES AND TWITTER BACKGROUNDS ?

Monday, September 28, 2009

FOOD FOR THE SPIRIT--Fountain of Truth

In this month's Ensign, President Monson wrote about the search of the Fountain of Youth. Many, in the 15th century truly believed that there was a pool of sacred water somewhere that would slow the body's aging and grant men a longer, more youthful existence. Ponce de Leon sailed with Columbus to the Bahamas, Florida, and around the Carribbean, in search of this fountain of youth. We know now that there is no fountain of youth, but there is what President Monson referred to as a "Fountain of Truth." This fountain is eternal life.

In the article, he goes on to explain how we might obtain the waters from this fountain:

"There is no need for you or me in this enlightened age, when the fullness of the gospel has been restored, to sail uncharted seas or travel unmarked roads in search of the fountain of truth. For a loving Heavenly Father has plotted our course and provided an unfailing map--obedience!" (President Thomas S. Monson, "Finding Strength Through Obedience," Ensign, October 2009, 6).

Obedience, then is the key to lasting joy. Obedience is the key to knowledge and joy. Obedience is our one true quest here on Earth. And to whom can we look for a perfect example of obedience? The Savior.

"The Master's very actions give credence to His words. He demonstrated genuine love of God by living the perfect life, by honoring the sacred mission that was His. Never was He haughty. Never was He puffed up with pride. Never was He disloyal. Ever was He humble. Ever was He sincere. Ever was He true.

Though He was tempted by that master of deceit, event he devil; though He was physically weakened from fasting 40 days and 40 nights and 'was afterward an hungred', yet when the evil one proffered Jesus the most alluring and tempting proposals, He gave to us a divine example of obedience by refusing to deviate from what He knew was right" (President Thomas S. Monson, "Finding Strength Through Obedience," Ensign, October 2009, 6).