Sunday, April 6, 2008

Thoughts on General Conference...

It was another great conference weekend. The talks always give me the boost I need to go forward and try harder in my life. Before conference started, I prayed that I would hear the messages that I needed the most at this time in my life. I forgot to take notes during the Saturday sessions (can't wait for the Ensign articles) but I did take notes today and I want to share a few of the points that I wrote down.

~ Succor, strengthen, lift feeble knees
~ Focus outwardly/ lose self in service
~ Blessings come through obedience
~ Prayers are answered in the wisdom and timing of the Lord
~ The Lord will help us manage our resources
~ Delight in the things of the Lord
~ Delight in your role as a nurturer
~ We don't know the rest of our stories
~ Be worthy of God's delight
~ Wear out life in the service of the Lord
~ Seek personal revelation
~ Sweetest experience is to feel the Lord's promptings
~ Live worthy of inspiration
~ Homes should be sanctuaries where the spirit dwells
~ Ask in faith then-- ACT
~ Let us not be men pleasers but true servers of God
~ God has not given us the spirit of fear...
~ Fortify ourselves in Jesus Christ
~ To prosper in this time, spiritual light must burn within us
~ Live courageously
~ The person we are when we depart this life is the same person
. we will be when we enter the next
~ Joy comes in moments... Live in the moment
~ Cultivate gifts and interests
~ incorporate faith, love and counsel into your life
This is just a small portion of what I learned today. I feel edified, uplifted and excited to continue down my life's path. I know that God lives. I know that my Savior Jesus Christ lives and that if I stay close to them and hold fast to their teachings I will have joy. President Monson reminded us that we are at war against sin, but that it is a war that we can and will win. I know that I will win the war waged against me and that my family will win if we fortify ourselves in Christ. Just as Sister Tanner remarked, I too Glory in my Jesus.