Category Archives: Go Forward with Faith

Go Forward in Faith Segment Closing Post

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the Go Forward with Faith segment! Normally this would mean the end of a year of For the Strength of All, but because we started 2 weeks into the year we had to skip the Agency and Accountability segment. Thus, those who started at the very beginning of FTSOA have only three more weeks before the completion of this year long project. Later today there will be a post about how For the Strength of All will proceed in the future. The next segment will be starting later today when I send out the initiation email at 6:00 pm ET. The topic will be Agency and Accountability and the segment will most likely last for three weeks, until Sunday January 17.

Before you let this topic rest, ask yourself “How have I been blessed by living this standard?” Write what you think of down. It can be a specific instance, a favorite quote, a feeling, a thought, whatever it is, write it down. I find it helps me to put the hard work into perspective, seeing how much it has helped.


Trying to find a quote to end the segment, the song “O Thou Rock of Our Salvation” just keeps coming to mind. I know I used it this morning, so for something different you could listen to it here or maybe try to learn it. I’m doing both, personally. It’s just amazing how well the lyrics exemplify the principle of “Go Forward With Faith” when you think about them.

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O Thou Rock of Our Salvation

Hymns, O Thou Rock of Our Salvation, no. 258

  • 1. O thou Rock of our salvation,
    Jesus, Savior of the world,
    In our poor and lowly station
    We thy banner have unfurled.
  • (Chorus)
    Gather round the standard bearer;
    Gather round in strength of youth.
    Ev’ry day the prospect’s fairer
    While we’re battling for the truth.
  • 2. We a war ‘gainst sin are waging;
    We’re contending for the right.
    Ev’ry day the battle’s raging;
    Help us, Lord, to win the fight.
  • 3. Onward, onward, we’ll be singing
    As we’re marching firm and true,
    Each succeeding battle ringing,
    Earnest of what we can do.
  • 4. When for all that we’ve contended,
    When the fight of faith we’ve won,
    When the strife and battle’s ended,
    And our labor here is done,
  • (Chorus after fourth verse)
    Then, O Rock of our salvation,
    Jesus, Savior of the world,
    Take us from our lowly station;
    Let our flag with thee be furled.

Text: Joseph L. Townsend, 1849-1942. Music: William Clayson, 1840-188


~ George

Daily Reminder on Go Forward with Faith: #21 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will strive to Go Forward with Faith.

“Remember the covenants that you have made and that you have the opportunity to renew each week when you partake of the sacrament. Strive to keep these covenants.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today, I, ____________________, commit to work on remembering and keeping the covenants I have made.


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O Thou Rock of Our Salvation

Hymns, O Thou Rock of Our Salvation, no. 258

  • 1. O thou Rock of our salvation,
    Jesus, Savior of the world,
    In our poor and lowly station
    We thy banner have unfurled.
  • (Chorus)
    Gather round the standard bearer;
    Gather round in strength of youth.
    Ev’ry day the prospect’s fairer
    While we’re battling for the truth.
  • 2. We a war ‘gainst sin are waging;
    We’re contending for the right.
    Ev’ry day the battle’s raging;
    Help us, Lord, to win the fight.
  • 3. Onward, onward, we’ll be singing
    As we’re marching firm and true,
    Each succeeding battle ringing,
    Earnest of what we can do.
  • 4. When for all that we’ve contended,
    When the fight of faith we’ve won,
    When the strife and battle’s ended,
    And our labor here is done,
  • (Chorus after fourth verse)
    Then, O Rock of our salvation,
    Jesus, Savior of the world,
    Take us from our lowly station;
    Let our flag with thee be furled.

Text: Joseph L. Townsend, 1849-1942. Music: William Clayson, 1840-1887


What does it mean to me to Go Forward in Faith?

Daily Reminder on Go Forward with Faith: #20 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will strive to Go Forward with Faith.

“Be humble and willing to listen to the Holy Ghost and respond to His promptings. Place the wisdom of the Lord above your own wisdom.” – For the Strength of Youth

For the duration of this segment, I, ____________________, commit to be humble enough to listen to the Holy Ghost and act on his promptings.


“Experience the power of prayer in your daily lives. Talk with our Father in Heaven every night and every morning. Tell Him how it is with you. In your daily prayers you might ask, “Father in Heaven, what can I do today to help in thy work?” You might simply ask, “What should I do or not do to be a better member of my family, a better friend, a better member of the Church, a better student at school?”

“If you listen carefully, thoughts will come into your mind, and you will be surprised at the guidance you will receive when you sincerely ask and then listen. It may come as a simple reminder to express appreciation to your parents or an impression not to see a particular movie or listen to a popular song. You may feel the need to resist compromising or making excuses or rationalizing to justify what you want to do, or maybe the whispering will come in the words of a scripture you have read: “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” (John 13:34.) But when you follow these promptings, a warm, good feeling will come over you, and you will know that what you are doing is right.” – Stand for Truth and Righteousness by Ardeth G. Kapp


What does it mean to me to Go Forward in Faith?

Daily Reminder on Go Forward with Faith: #19 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will strive to Go Forward with Faith.

“In all circumstances, follow the teachings of the prophets, the other authorities of the Church, and your local leaders. They will lead you in paths of happiness.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to find and apply some of the teachings of the prophets before the end of the segment.


“The greatest single lesson we can learn in mortality is that when God speaks and His children obey, they will always be right.” – Follow the Prophets by Thomas S. Monson


What does it mean to me to Go Forward in Faith?

Daily Reminder on Go Forward with Faith: #18 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will strive to Go Forward with Faith.

“If you make a mistake, don’t give up on yourself. Your Heavenly Father loves you and wants you to seek His help and keep trying.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, will not give up even if I make a mistake.


“Think of the purest love you can imagine. Now multiply that love by an infinite amount—that is the measure of God’s love for you.

“God does not look on the outward appearance. I believe that He doesn’t care one bit if we live in a castle or a cottage, if we are handsome or homely, if we are famous or forgotten. Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost, God’s love encompasses us completely.

“He loves us because He is filled with an infinite amount of holy, pure, and indescribable love. We are important to God because we are His children. He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed or awkward. God’s love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant, and the wicked.

“What this means is that, no matter our mistakes, our infinitely compassionate Heavenly Father desires that we draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us.

“I testify that God is in His heaven. He lives. He knows and loves you. He is mindful of you. He hears your prayers and knows the desires of your heart. He is filled with infinite love for you.” – Heavenly Father Loves You by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Quote submitted by Steve Evans


What does it mean to me to Go Forward in Faith?