Sunday, April 6, 2008

General Conference Weekend

General Conference weekend is so great; it’s a gentle nudge inspiring me to do and be just a little better.

For those of you who may read my blog and aren’t LDS, General Conference is when the leaders of the Mormon Church broadcast sermons (talks) to reiterate our beliefs and encourage us to be our best. It is an excellent opportunity to hear the words of a living prophet and the apostles. Our current prophet is President Thomas S.Monson.

Mormons worship God the Father and His son, Jesus Christ. We believe that the prophet, just like biblical prophets in times of old, is in direct communication with God. He is able to receive revelation and guide the members of the church. He is a mouth-piece of the Lord. We do not worship our prophet, but we do honor him and look to him for guidance.

For more information, visit LDS.org.

This conference, I particularly loved Elder Oaks talk on testimony. I don’t bare my testimony often. I feel shy about it. I don’t want my testimony to be compared to anyone else’s. Often, when I try to express it out loud, I trip over my words.

Nonetheless, I feel inspired to share my testimony.

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ and a member if His church. Jesus walked upon this earth and atoned for the world’s sins. I love my Savior and know that it is only through him and his sacrifice that I can have eternal life.

I feel my Savior’s love as I look at the beautiful world around me, as I breathe the air, as I contemplate the miracle of life, as I listen to music, read literature, go on hikes, and enjoy art. God is everywhere and when I acknowledge his presence, life is a joyous place to be.

I have a testimony of prayer. I know that the Lord hears me as I bow my head and plead with him on my own and my family’s behalf. I have received answers to my prayers. I have received comfort and forgiveness time and time again.

I have a testimony of families. I know that if I live well, I can be with my family for time and all eternity. Nothing gives me more happiness then that.

All of these things I believe. My testimony defines me.

3 comments:

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Chris and Tara Mason said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful testimony!

adrienne said...

Thanks for your inspiring words and your inspiring life, sweetie. I echo your testimony and am so happy and grateful to hear you express it. I know it has nothing at all to do with me, but I have to tell you that every day and in every way, you make me feel like I must have been the best mother in the world. Thank you so much for your righteous, happy, funny life. It is the best gift you could ever give me.