On Friday, November 20, President Russell M. Nelson shared a video message with the world explaining, “No matter our situation, showing gratitude for our privileges is a fast-acting and long-lasting spiritual prescription.”
President Nelson has often taught about the importance of gratitude. Here are eight quotes on gratitude from President Nelson’s new book, Daily Joy: A Devotional for Each Day of the Year.
“Together we live on this earth, which is to be tended, subdued, and shared with gratitude. Each of us can help to make life in this world a more pleasant experience.”
“To be sure, there may be times when you feel as though the heavens are closed. But I promise that as you continue to be obedient, expressing gratitude for every blessing the Lord gives you, and as you patiently honor the Lord’s timetable, you will be given the knowledge and understanding you seek. Every blessing the Lord has for you—even miracles—will follow. That is what personal revelation will do for you.”
“When we comprehend His voluntary Atonement, any sense of sacrifice on our part becomes completely overshadowed by a profound sense of gratitude for the privilege of serving Him.”
“We need to remember constantly that the Lord leads His Church through volunteers. Jesus Christ voluntarily chose to follow the Father’s plan and become the Savior and Redeemer of all mankind. When we serve as volunteers in His Church, we follow the example of Jesus Christ. All who are called to be leaders in His Church—male and female—are volunteers. We should express gratitude for our brothers and sisters who accept a call and serve voluntarily.”
“How much better it would be if all could be more aware of God’s providence and love and express gratitude to Him.”
“Our degree of gratitude is a measure of our love for Him.”
“Our first noble deed of the morning should be a humble prayer of gratitude.”
“I express special gratitude to the Lord Jesus Christ. I am thankful for His loving-kindness and for His open invitation to come unto Him. I marvel at His matchless power to heal. I testify of Jesus Christ as the Master Healer. It is but one of many attributes that characterize His incomparable life.”
Lead image: Colter Peterson, Deseret News
This dynamic collection of thoughts for each day of the year from President Russell M. Nelson is certain to motivate and inspire us in our pursuit of spiritual strength. Containing 365 quotations and accompanying scriptures for daily reading, this small, carry-along sized book will fit in a purse, briefcase, or backpack. It's also an excellent resource for family home evenings, gospel lessons, talks, or personal study. Give the gift of hope—or keep yours alive—with the words of our beloved prophet. Daily Joy is now available at DeseretBook.com.