Friday, April 1, 2011

181st General Conference

In 2nd Nephi 32:3 we read: “Feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.”

 It's hard to believe that six months have already passed since the last General Conference. Every time that General Conference gets close I get excited because we have the opportunity to hear and 'feast' upon the words of Christ through His servants. Those who will be speaking to us are the Lords representatives and have been chosen to share messages with us that will allow us to improve and enhance the quality of our lives.

An article about General Conference published by Church News and Events says: "For two days, Church members around the globe will gather in various locations to hear counsel from Church leaders, including President Thomas S. Monson and each member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, as well as other General Authorities and auxiliary leaders of the Church (Check Out The Article Here)." The words of theses leaders give us the council, guidance, and direction that we need in our lives. I know that through General Conference many of my own personal concerns have been answered through the words that were shared and I have been able to see things more clearly in my life through the council that was offered.

Thomas S. Monson
President of the Church of
 Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

One of my favorite parts of General Conference is that we get to hear from the Lords Prophet today - Thomas S. Monson. The Gospel Principles book teaches us, "A prophet is a man called by God to be His representative on earth. When a prophet speaks for God, it is as if God were speaking (see D&C 1:38). A prophet is also a special witness for Christ, testifying of His divinity and teaching His gospel. (Gospel Principles Link)." Through the Lords prophet we are able to learn and understand much. We learn that the stresses and concerns of our every day life can all be resolved through the gospel of Jesus Christ and His teachings.

Robert D. Hales once said: "A characteristic of prophets throughout the ages is that, regardless of the consequences, they have had the strength to speak the words of God with plainness and boldness." We can always trust in the Lords prophet to help us understand the things that we need to. They will always be here to guide us and direct us to those things that will bring us closer to the Lord.

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