Monday, April 11, 2016
choose the harder right
Howard W. Hunter, a previous prophet said, "Conference time is a season of spiritual revival when knowledge and testimony are increased and solidified that God lives and blesses those who are faithful. It is a time when an understanding that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, is burned into the hearts of those who have the determination to serve him and keep his commandments. Conference is the time when our leaders give us inspired direction in the conduct of our lives--a time when souls are stirred and resolutions are made to be better husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, more obedient sons and daughters, better friends and neighbors. . ."
That is exactly how I feel about general conference, and why I look forward to it each April and October. I am excited to study the talks further, and I'll probably post my thoughts here, if you don't mind.
I wanted to start with the words of our current prophet, Thomas S. Monson. He didn't speak much at this conference, but what he said was powerful and rang true in my heart.
He said, "May we maintain the courage to defy the consensus. May we ever choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong. As we contemplate the decisions we make in our lives each day--whether to make this choice or that choice--if we choose Christ, we will have made the correct choice."
I believe that our Heavenly Father loves us and wants to guide us, and so he has sent prophets to proclaim his word, even today. Just like the prophets in ancient times, these wise men hold the priesthood and speak with authority. They teach and defend the gospel. And most importantly, they bear witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ. I know that if I follow the counsel that comes from our prophet, I will be blessed.
Read, watch, or listen to President Monson's full talk here.
posted by stephanie at 8:03 AM