October 5, 2013

beautiful messages

today marked the start of the 183 semiannual lds general conference;
we gather as a church all around the world to hear the words of our
prophet and his apostles-you can learn more about conference and what we believe here!

saturday session is always fabulous-i swear, they keep the best speakers for saturday.
i wanted to highlight some of my favorite quotes and messages from today's sessions;

+ "we have a divine nature and destiny"
-sister carole m. stephens

+ "keep your covenants and God will keep his promises"
(very fitting from last weekend's women's conference)
-sister carole m. stephens 

+ "don't look back.
look ahead and remember faith is always pointing toward the future"
-elder edward dube

+ "doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith"
-elder dieter f. uchtdorf

+ okay, can i just say how much i absolutely adore elder holland?
what an incredibly spiritual man!
his messages are always so insightful and so powerful!
"God's love is simply always there"
"if the bitter cup does not pass, drink it and pass on"
"we may feel like a broken vessel, but we must remember
that vessel is in the hands of the divine potter"

i am so thankful for the opportunity we have twice a year to gather
and listen to divine revelation for us in this day.
i know that thomas s. monson is the true prophet on the earth today-
and that Heavenly Father speaks through him directly to us.
he knows our struggles, our concerns, our doubts and our fears.

i've received so much comfort the last two weekends listening
to the words of the prophet and his apostles with what i wrote about here.
i know this trial was given to me to learn.
it doesn't mean it's going to be easy, but the Lord puts trials in our
way not just to learn for ourselves, but so we can help others, too.
i know that Heavenly Father knows us individually and if
we have faith that He will help us through them.

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