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President Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Woman general president, has a favorite life hack. But instead of originating from the internet, this tip comes from the Bible because, she said, “turning to the scriptures for a life hack is much more reliable than social media.”
The life hack? Two verses from the Old Testament: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
This passage in Proverbs 3:5-6, said President Cordon, “includes three important elements: first an invitation, a warning and a promise” — all of which invite readers to lean on the Lord’s guidance in their journeys.
The Lord “is eager to guide us if we will trust Him,” she added. “I can’t think of anyone better to direct my life than our Savior Jesus Christ.”
President Cordon taught BYU–Idaho students and staff in the college’s second devotional of the winter 2023 semester on Tuesday, Jan. 17. She spoke about commending oneself to the Lord and following His divine direction to reach full potential.
The babies of the 2000s
Quoting from Frank W. Boreham, a Baptist preacher from England, President Cordon shared that many in 1809 focused their attention on battles in Europe. But not as many were aware of the births of heroes — like Abraham Lincoln and Alfred Tennyson — in the same year.
“Which of the battles of 1809 mattered more than the babies of 1809?” President Cordon quoted from Boreham. “We fancy that God can only manage His world by big battalions … when all the while He is doing it by beautiful babies.”
President Cordon showed the photos of three babies born in 1940, the same year the Battle of France began and the Battle of Britain was fought. These photos, she revealed, were of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Elder Quentin L. Cook, who are all now members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “Which of the battles of 1940 mattered more,” President Cordon asked, “than the babies of 1940?”
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