Devin Justesen

Devin is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he studied English and Business Management. He is a writer, photographer, movie-fanatic, and a lover of street tacos. He served his mission in Tokyo, Japan.

Our Father in Heaven | 17 October 2019

Scripture For this is my work and my glory, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. —Moses 1:39 Quote Something wonderful happens when we really know, without a doubt, that God loves us–our questions completely change. Instead of asking, “Why did this happen to me?” or “Why doesn’t God care about me?” we say, “Well, I …

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He Is the Light in the Darkness | 16 October 2019

Scripture That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth more light and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day. —Doctrine & Covenants 50:24 Quote As you read the scriptures, you will come to know that the Savior is not only the light and life of the world; …

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The Grave Hath No Victory | 15 October 2019

Scripture And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection. But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ. —Mosiah 16:7-8 …

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Putting on the Whole Armor of God

During this week’s study of Come Follow Me for Individuals and Families, we read about putting on the “Armor of God.” In Ephesians 6:10-18 Paul names each piece of the armor, advocating that we be “girt with truth” and carry within our hearts the “gospel of peace.” Paul’s message carries even more meaning today it would seem, as so often …

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He Sees Every Effort | 14 October 2019

Scripture Now my brethren, we see that God is mindful of every people, whatsoever land they may be in; yea, he numbereth his people, and his bowels of mercy are over all the earth. Now this is my joy, and my thanksgiving; yea, and I will give thanks unto my God forever. Amen. —Alma 26:37 Quote Discipleship is not about …

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Put on the Armor of God | 13 October 2019

Scripture Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. —Ephesians 6:13 Quote Examine your armor. Is there an unguarded or unprotected place? Determine now to add whatever part is missing. No matter how antiquated or lacking in parts your armor may be, …

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A Child’s Prayer | 12 October 2019

Scripture And they shall also teach their children to pray, and to walk uprightly before the Lord. —Doctrine & Covenants 68:28 Quote One of the most meaningful things we can do as parents is teach our children the power of prayer, not just the routine of prayer. —Tad R. Callister Video   Meme This Day in LDS History 1963: President …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of 13 October 2019

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com. Exterior Rendering Released for the …

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Believe in Yourself and Believe in Him | 11 October 2019

Scripture For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. —Romans 15:4 Quote Be intentional about creating time and space to hear God’s voice. —Michelle Craig Video   Meme This Day in LDS History 1986: In the first Young Women activity held throughout the Church, an …

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Continue in Patience | 10 October 2019

Scripture Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way. —Psalm 37:7 Quote Realizing that change is a process, most of us would never get angry at a seed for not being a flower or expect a sculptor to transform a block of marble into a masterpiece overnight. —Brad …

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