That, my friends, is the sound of my proverbial cup being filled with light and encouragement!
It was so wonderful to hear a living prophet and apostles speak today! I have a testimony of my own, through the gift of the Holy Ghost, that the leaders of our church are called of God, and that they have Priesthood authority given them directly from those who held it anciently.
Here are a few of the topics that really hit home with me today:
- Children are an heritage of the Lord. I never get tired of hearing Elder Boyd K. Packer speak! I could hear of his great love and concern for children with every word. This is one I will be reviewing again and again-- especially when I have frustrating mornings like I did today. (Suffice it to say, I was doing some heavy repenting during this talk, for my impatience with destructive little girls this morning.)
- Humility is fertile soil for the Holy Spirit. I took notes on almost every word Elder Richard G. Scott said. The biggest thing I need to learn from his talk is that "Distractions keep us from receiving revelation." This is my biggest struggle right now!
- "You can't be right by doing wrong, and you can't be wrong by doing right." Brother Soares' wonderful reminders really strengthened my resolve to do what's right when he said that our choices should nourish the spirit and not the flesh.
I won't go on and on, though I could! I am excited for the talks to be up on the Church's website soon.
Here's a fun info-graphic about LDS General Conferences that I saw on Pinterest: