This year’s General Conference I kept diligent notes in my little Sunday journal (mostly filled with doodles… at least it keeps me awake.) Today I went back and chose some of the most memorable quotes and created these with my own photographs.
Elder Holland taught me that to become more Christlike we must not be stagnant and content. God does not intend for this life to be easy, he rocks our boat, we must use those times to become humble. Make daily scripture study and prayer a PRIORITY. Holland reminded us of the power the Book of Mormon has. We must use it. When we are becoming more Christlike, love will just pour out of us and like Holland said, that love can change the World!
Elder Nelson reminded the saints that the Gospel should be a part of every aspect of our lives. In decisions we make ask God first, he can give us truth and inspiration that no one else can. Keeping the commandments brings blessings every time. The Gospel will help you be TRUE to yourself. He wisely said, “We must have COURAGE, not compromise.” So don’t let your private and public life be different… Show your Faith!
Elder Aidukaitis of the Seventy taught that “by their fruits ye shall know them.” Joseph Smith followed the teaching of James 1:5-6. He then prayed asking in faith to Heavenly Father. Because of this the Church and Gospel have been restored on the Earth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a church of Doers. The church and it’s members serves so many people. We must serve our fellow neighbors, amplify our callings, and keep peace in our homes. Doing the little things is important because having a testimony takes hard work.
Elder Packer taught that their are some spiritual things that cannot be taught but can be learned. We can come to know of things through the power of the Holy Ghost. The church is centered around Christ. It is through Christ that we are saved. Elder Packer reminded us that Satan is very real. That is why we must choose whether we follow Christ or Satan. We cannot serve both.
Sister Stevens gave some insightful knowledge that this Gospel is not a checklist. We must let the Gospel live in our souls. God has a plan for each one of us so trust in him. She even quoted my Egan family’s theme: Isaiah 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee, be not dismayed; for I am thy God, I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” When we live the Gospel whole-heartedly it won’t feel like a burden, it will carry us to places we never imagined.
Elder Walker of the Seventy told of church history and amazing stories of faith. We too can be brave Mormons and make our mark in history. Elder Walker quoted Article of Faith #3 “We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.” If we keep God’s commandments and live true to our faith we can pave the way for future generations of righteous saints.
I could have made used many other quotes from General Conference. There were so many inspired talks and I am lucky to be apart of this Church. I would love to know your favorite quotes from conference, let me know! xoxo