Notes from a prophet... and the apostles... and other good men.
Here are some notes from April 2012 General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most things aren't word for word what was said, but the general statements made. However, there are a few quotes in here too. Enjoy!
Seek to be taught and not entertained at church. Make covenants your focus and really allow the sacrament to take hold of you.
“Fear not what man can do, but God will be with you…"
“Trouble can be your way to strengthen and finally gain unshakeable faith. Acting on even a twig of faith allows God to grow it.”
Faith leads to charity, which strengthens you and helps you to endure. Trials seem to make clocks slow down, and almost stop… In Their perfect love for you, Heavenly Father and the Savior want you to be fitted for them.
“If a woman that good needs polish, what is in store for me?!”
– Elder Henry B. Eyring
“Make specific goals each week during the sacrament.” – Elder Hales
“Read the Book of Mormon everyday! Persistence is the answer. Temporary setbacks are overshadowed by persistence.” – Elder Quentin L. Cook
His strategy for family study: #1 – And it came to pass, #2 – And thus we see, #3-5 are chosen by the parents for that specific chapter.
My idea - Do that chapter the night before with your spouse to prep the numbers!
Your body helps revelations to come to pass… Quiet laughter is my downfall oft times.
“Inspiration carefully recorded, shows God we respect that revelation. Truth consistently lived opens the door to revelation.” - Elder Richard G. Scott
Sanctify yourselves… Keep the commandments! Have purity of intent so the Lord can inspire you. Purity gains trust from the Lord. Humility is a fertile soil for inspiration. You can not want praise or recognition… what is your reason to do things? – Elder Nelson
“It is not required to have a perfect body to progress… Some of the sweetest spirits are housed in frail frames.”
“Bear nobly out burdens!”
– Elder Rasband
Regarding prayer - “God did not send us to travel through life without tools to help us have a safe return.”
“The Lord rejoices when we keep his commandments and is concerned for the wayward individual.”
– President Thomas S. Monson
“When used together, the Bible and Book of Mormon destroy false doctrine. They are both necessary.” – Elder Perry
It is the home that needs reform. Prosperity and education are often related to making good choices.
Devote yourself to the family! Nothing can constitute failure in the home. Have your priorities on family. Remove any fear with faith.
No career can bring you as much fulfillment as rearing a family. The church is the scaffolding for building and successful family.
- Elder Ballard
Get out your Spiritual GPS!
“Our Savior’s vision for us comes in living the gospel.” – O. Vincent Haleck
Act only by persuasion and love. Let young people feel your confidence. Do not be overbearing and demand they give you their agency. – Larry Y. Wilson
To be fulfilled you must continue to naturally and normally share the gospel. Ask who you can help… Act without delay on that prompting. Never delay a prompting. – David F. Evans
Daily, record your inspirations. Sacred ranks high in the hierarchy of higher values. Sacred verses Secular voices are growing in volume. Be anchored by the sacred on a secular sea! – Paul Pieper
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