September 20, 2016
Writer: Brandon Isle
Sister Carol F. McConkie, the first counselor in the Young Women General Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke to the students at BYU-Idaho during the weekly devotional.
She taught them from the scripture Doctrine & Covenants 88:119 which says, "Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God."
After quoting this scripture, she said while this was about a temple, it can apply to our lives. "But what could be more significant to your happiness in this life and your eternal well-being than to establish a house built according to the pattern the Lord has set for His own house?"
She then gave students a promise if they follow this pattern. "I testify that by continually seeking the Spirit of the Lord, you may move forward with faith and successfully establish such a home. He will show you the way and you may expect miracles."
She detailed how students can live up to each phrase in that scripture and then gave students another promise. "I can testify that a happy home is not an outdated impossibility, but a reality that can be achieved by a devoted couple who will strive sincerely to live a Christ-centered life, who will keep all their covenants, and who strive to have the Holy Ghost always to be with them."
You can listen to her full devotional address below. To watch or read her address, click here.