Sunday, October 7, 2012

i LOVE conference

Just want to say this man is called of God. And that huge announcement he made today changing the age of young men and woman wanting to serve missions was indeed inspiration from God. Have I ever said that I love conference? Because I love conference. Like LOVE.  To the point that I take this thing very seriously. I take notes. I don't like to watch it in big groups so I can get more out of it (hence the reason I left the bishops house which had about 20-50 people to watch the morning session at home). I don't talk. I try not to eat too much before the sessions so I don't get too full which leads to sleepiness. I go in seeking answers and always come out with those answers being answered.  This conference was no exception. The church is so true and I know this more than ever. How could anyone listen to this any deny that we have a loving Heavenly Father who has provided us with a prophet and apostoles to lead us in these last days. I don't think I have said this yet but I LOVE conference.

Here were some of the wonderful things I heard over the course of this weekend. 

- When we have a trial we have not been robbed but a huge blessing awaits us if we remain faithful. 
-All that is unfair about life can be made right through the atonement of Jesus Christ.
-We need to give people the precious gift of our time.
-God knows things about us that we don't know about ourselves.
-When one sees clearly with the heart, everything else is invisible. 
-Many of the deepest regrets of tomorrow can be prevented by following the Savior TODAY.
-With faith comes trials of faith which brings an increased faith.
-The Lord's will will be done in his own time and his time should be enough because he knows what's best!!
-His time might not always be our time but the Lord ALWAYS keeps his promises. 
We need to do the things that make us familiar with the Lord as he is familiar with us. 
-Challenge your to-do list to serve and follow a prompting from the Lord. 
-Christ is the author and finisher of our faith. 
-Our discipleship isn't what type of trials we have but how we endure them.
-Testimony is a point of departure not a final destination.

And my particular favorites...
-The crowning of love is always loyalty.
-External circumstances don't determine our happiness. WE determine our happiness. 
-It's not a race. It's a journey and we should enjoy the ride (can I just say I loved to find out that Uchtodrf is highly competitive like myself. That made me love him that much more! but yes I do need to not be so competitive all the time and to enjoy the ride)
-We can't go back and change the past but we can repent. The atonement of Christ allows us to leave those things behind so we can move forward with a determination to BE better, to DO better and to BECOME better.
-What Holland said at the end of his talk really struck me to the core and left me in tears. One of the things he said which will become my new motto was this...I love thee and will NEVER look back until this work is finished!!

Yep. That explains everything I know and feel in such simple, short words.  I look forward to that day that I will meet my Heavenly Father and Jesus and they will tell me well done my good and faithful servant. Thy work is finished. Thank goodness I have these men to help me stay on track. I feel so uplifted. This is the true church of Christ and can't wait to listen and relisten to all these talks these next few weeks at work.  6 month countdown to the april session!

1 comment:

  1. I loved reading your thoughts about conference! Thanks for sharing :)