One of the absolute best parts about fall is the chance to hear from the prophets and apostles in General Conference. It is so great to spend a weekend just snuggled up in bed getting refined and inspired by these incredible men. I thought I'd share a few bits from my notes & my favorite parts from this session.
Dieter F. Uchdorf:
-Satan uses our weaknesses against us to discourage us
-if we look only through our eyes we may not seem good enough but the Savior sees all that we can become
M. Russel Ballard:
-we make a mistake to only see the natural man in people rather than God's divine creation
Richard J. Maynes:
-the center of our lives must be Jesus Christ so that he can mold us into what we need to be to return to live with him
Larry R. Lawrence:
-we must be willing to act if we receive an answer from the spirit
-the holy ghost will give customized counsel when we ask "how can improve myself?"
-the spirit works at our own speed
-examine yourself when you take the sacrament
-"what is keeping ME from progressing?"
-be persistent but never discouraged
Thomas S. Monson:
-speak to others with patience and respect
-it is our opportunity to bring hope to the hopeless as Christ did
-as we emulate his example, we will bless lives, including our own
-read, study, and ponder the scriptures to increase your faith
-"search diligently, pray always, and be believing and all things will work out for your good"
-purity will qualify us for the Savior's promises
-the Lord is the strength of my life. Of whom should I be afraid?"
Dale G. Renlund:
-the Lord hasn't called you for what you have done but for what you will do through Him
-to correctly serve others we must see them through Heavenly Father's eyes
Henry B. Eyering:
-the spirit makes what is right seem more appealing
-"this promise alone should make us want to live in a way to qualify"
-the spirit will send you more impressions as you obey
-obey with confidence and Heavenly Father will send the spirit to help you
-"ALWAYS remember him and keep his commandments that they may ALWAYS have the spirit to be with them" is a divine promise
Allen D. Haynie:
-do not decieve yourself about what it takes to be clean for Heavenly Father
-Heavenly Father understands it all perfectly and will never deem us too far gone
-things of eternal significance are rarely easy
Kim B. Clark:
-"we do not need to be perfect but we do need to be good and getting better"
-adversity, if handled correctly, can be a blessing
-the older I get, the more I realize family is the center of happiness