From Sister Linda K. Burton’s CES devotional http://lds.org/church/news/sister-burton-shares-nine-ways-to-draw-closer-to-god •1. Sincerely and humbly pray. •2. Act promptly on spiritual impressions. •3. Search the scriptures daily. •4. Live the law of the fast. •5. Be worthy and worship in the temple. •6. “Trifle not with sacred things.” •7. Be prepared to move forward in faith. •8. Let God decide what He chooses to reveal and when He chooses to reveal it. •9. Heed prophetic warnings.
“Because of the Atonement, all failures are changeable and temporary, except the one that occurs when we give up. So whatever you do, don’t you dare give up.” From BYU President Kevin J. Worthen's Jan. 2015 devotional address ‘Successfully Failing: Pursuing Our Quest for Perfection’ http://lds.org/church/news/learn-to-fail-successfully-byu-president-tells-students; http://pinterest.com/pin/24066179234766505; http://speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=2218