Monday, October 7, 2013

Conference Oct 2013

Some of my favorite conference quotes: 

"A grateful person is rich in contentment. An ungrateful person suffers in the poverty of endless discontentment." - David A. Bednar

"To those of you who pay your tithing, I commend you. To those of you who presently are not obeying the law of tithing, I invite you to consider your ways and repent. I testify that by your obedience to the law of the Lord, the windows of Heaven will be opened to you. Please do not procrastinate the day of your repentance." -David A. Bednar- 

“Doubt your doubts, not your faith!” –Elder Uchtdorf

“Just as chalk can be removed from a blackboard, with sincere repentance the effects of our transgression can be erased through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.” –President Boyd K. Packer

Regarding missionary work:
1. Sincerely pray to bring someone closer to the gospel every day.
2. Pray for the missionaries serving in your area and their investigators, by name every day.
3. Invite a friend to an activity in or out of your home.   - S. Gifford Nielsen

"Missionary work should be accompanied by a big, enthusiastic exclamation point!!!" - S. Gifford Nielsen “Above all, never lose faith in your father in heaven, who loves you more than you can comprehend.” –Elder Jeffry R. Holland

"If we do not take time to be well now, we will certainly take time later to be ill." - Jeffrey R Holland 

“Our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we stand up, dust ourselves off, and stride forward.” – President Uchtdorf

“Whether is it the best of times or the worst of times, He is with us. He has promised that this will never change.” -President Thomas S. Monson

"Man's laws cannot make moral what God has declared immoral." -Dallin H. Oaks

How to get in shape physically and spiritually: 1) Dedication. 2 )Perseverance 3) discipline. –Richard J. Maynes

“Rather than solve the problem himself, the Lord wants us to develop the faith that will help us rely upon him in solving our problems and trust him.” -Terence M. Vinson

 As my brother, James, said perfectly. The theme of this conference seemed to be: 

 Endure! The family is under attack! Stay strong and stay with God! 

I am so grateful for the gospel. For a living Prophet who speaks to us today. General conference is the Lord’s platform for teaching us what we need to know and do to be happy and make it back to him. It’s as simple as that. We cannot just coast through this life, giving half-efforts to everything. Like the talk about going to all 3-hours of church, and Bednar’s talk on Tithing… it’s in even obeying the smallest and simplest of commandments that we grow closer to the Lord. It’s easy for me not to drink or smoke, or kill someone or cheat… it’s in obeying the small things that we show the greatest faith and love to Him.

The only way to pure joy and happiness in not only this life but the life to come is to obey His commandments. I am so grateful for commandments and rules that we live to protect us from this world and from sadness. I am so glad that my family and those I love have obeyed and that we have been able to be free, clean, and happy! Our Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. Have faith in Him; in His commandments. Trust Him. We are promised joy if we are faithful! I testify to this truth!

Read more conference talks here.

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