Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind; and the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land of Zion in these last days.—Doctrine and Covenants 64:34
A willing heart describes one who desires to please the Lord and to serve His cause first. He serves the Lord on the Lord’s terms, not his own. There are no restrictions to where or how he will serve.—Marvin J. Ashton
This Day in Church History
1834: Five Missouri vigilantes visit Zion’s Camp, swearing the camp will be destroyed that night. As the men leave, the previously cloudless sky becomes stormy, causing Fishing River and the Little Fishing River to rise more than forty feet in one night, deterring the planned attack.
1836: Lorenzo Snow is baptized in the Chagrin River near Kirtland, Ohio (He is 22 years old).
1880: The first general Primary Presidency, as well as the first general Young Women’s Presidency, are called.
1959: The First Presidency issues a formal statement urging Latter-day Saints to keep the Sabbath holy and specifically to abstain from shopping on Sunday.
How can we have a willing heart and mind?
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.