Tuesday, April 3, 2018

This General Conference I was able to learn a lot about the importance of faithfully following the prophet and recognizing that when he speaks it should be taken as if Jesus himself was in front of us speaking those words. He is called of God to help lead us and guide us in this time of our lives. I learned a lot about the importance of centering our lives around Christ in doing the small and simple things constantly and diligently, to always be worthy and ready to receive and act upon the guidance and teachings that come from God through the Holy Ghost. With every small and simple act of obedience and love that we do will help us grow closer to Christ and he will bless us for these acts. But to really have these small and simple things make a difference in our lives we need to do them constantly and diligently so that we will always have his spirit to be with us. This spirit will also help us complete our duty of serving his children here on the earth. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have the responsibility to stretch our hands out to those around us and share with them the invitation of Christ which is come unto Him. In 2 Nephi 25:26 we read, “We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.” We can have the guidance that we need to have as members. We talk of Christ always and preach of Him in our word and examples. We rejoice in the love and grace he gives us and in the fact that we can always repent and work to live with him after this life. We should always invite people to have the blessings that we have from Christ by inviting them to His house on Sundays. We write of him in our words and actions on social media to help all have a chance to receive Him. If we do this we can work to be true disciples of Christ as we work to have his attributes in our lives and as we work to become like Him we will grow closer to Him. I know that as we repent we become humble and we can become more and more sensitive to His spirit when we receive forgiveness that He is always ready to give, but that we also need to be like Christ and forgive others to also gain the pure love of Christ and work to become his true disciples and love and serve all. I know that this church is true and that all that we heard over General Conference was revelation from our Heavenly Father. I am so thankful for this weekend and all that we were able to learn and the spirit we were able to feel. I want to share this with all of you in the name of Jesús Christ, amen.