Saturday, October 5, 2013

I know that God talks to us today

I am so grateful for the chance to listen to God's word through His prophets this weekend.

As I've been watching/listening I am astounded by how relevant all of the talks have been. I think that nearly every important issue or question in the world/media today has been addressed.

So, here's my challenge to you. Find one that you're curious about and listen... or read it... and just open you're heart. I promise that the spirit of God will touch your heart and tell you that these words are true.

As links to each talk are made available I will put them on here.

President Monson: Welcome to conference.

Elder Hales: The purposes and blessings of conference

Elder Soares: Meekness, how to control your temper in any situation, how to have healthy relationships 

Sister Stephens: Making, receiving, and living the Lord's covenants endows us with His power (I think this is a really appropriate response to the "women and the priesthood" movement by some women these days.)

Elder Dube: Look forward, not back.

Elder Bednar: Tithing; how the church succeeds temporally so efficiently and simply. (This is something I just wish that the US government could listen to. It's how the Lord runs things.)

President Uchtdorf: Why the Lord wants you back in His church.

President Packer: How to raise children and find peace in an increasingly turbulent world.

Elder Christofferson: The moral influence of women. Women's powerful influence in the home and in the world.

Elder Nielsen: The Lord is hastening his work- how we can (and must!) all be a part of it and be on His team. (Note: He talked about scriptures--in the Bible, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants-- that have exclamation points. These are often some of my favorite scriptures.)

Elder Valenzuela: The Lord does His work through small and simple things. People who are humble can bring others to Christ.

Elder Dyches: Jesus Christ can (and will) heal our bodies, our minds, and our spirits, and it begins with faith. Opposition is an indispensable component of mortality and draws us close to God. (Shares story of Corrie Ten Boom.) All that is unfair about life can be made right through the Atonement of Christ.

Elder Holland: Speaking particularly to those who suffer from mental illnesses or emotional disorders. How Jesus's love for us makes these sufferings bearable, and redemptive. God's love is simply always there for us. The rest of us can help by being merciful, nonjudgemental, and kind.

Elder Ballard: The missionaries can't do the work of spreading the word of God alone- we need to help them. If each one of us reached out to just one person between now and Christmas, millions would feel God's love for them.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the short succinct summaries, Lindsay! Just may use them! Sister Wilson