Sometimes, ...great blessings come to those who are faithful. We should be grateful for all the tender mercies that come into our lives. We are unaware of hosts of blessings that we receive from day to day. It is extremely important that we have a spirit of gratitude in our hearts. – Quentin L. Cook, “The Songs They Could Not Sing,” Ensign (CR) October 2011
This was submitted by Georgett. Thanks!
One night ago I had 2 children that I was breast feeding. During the night I work up and felt very sick. I took my temperature and it was 103.6. I new that with that high temperature I could not take care of them. I started to cry to my Heavenly father to help me get well. I got the feeling to lay in front of the portable heater. Then I started to cry again and ask God that I need a blessing to heal me. I had no one around at that time on the night, so I ask him to send down my Grandfather and someone else to help. A few seconds after I ask that I felt my Grandfather heaven hands, and some one else. I had receive the blessing! I fell in a deep sleep. When I woke up had no fever and never felt that I was sick., Miracles do happen when you ask your Heavenly fFather.
“When [a child] grows a little older, if he has listened to counsel and his parents have likewise followed wise counsel, he is taken to a patriarch in the Church and there given a patriarchal blessing. President Karl G. Maeser spoke of the patriarchal blessings as ‘paragraphs from the book of your possibilities.’ If we read our patriarchal blessings, we will see what the spirit of prophecy has held up to us as to what each of us can become” (The Teachings of Harold B. Lee, p. 429).
“You recognize that with every promised blessing there are associated responsibilities. Whatever you do according to the will of the Lord is the Lord’s business. Thus, holding the priesthood and doing your duty to God is not only a very serious responsibility but also a remarkable privilege.”
–Cecil O. Samuelson Jr., “Our Duty to God”, Ensign, Nov 2001, 41