I absolutely love this time of year, especially General Conference. In preperation for the meetings tomorrow, here are some tips from President Uchtdorf on getting more out of General Conference.
1. "Members of the Church are entitled to personal revelation as they listen to and study the inspired words spoken at general conference."
"As you prepare for general conference, I invite you to ponder questions you need to have answered. For example, you might yearn for direction and guidance by the Lord regarding challenges you are facing."
I know it's been said many times, but I hope we will all try to go to General Conference with a question in our minds and prayerful hearts. I know that when we do, we will find answers.
2. "Don’t discount a message merely because it sounds familiar."
Prophets have always taught by repetition; it is a law of learning. You will hear repetition in themes and doctrines in general conference. Let me reassure you: this is not due to a lack of creativity or imagination. We continue to hear messages on similar issues because the Lord is teaching and impressing upon our minds and hearts certain foundational principles of great eternal importance that must be understood and acted upon before we can move on to other things."
3. "The words spoken at general conference should be a compass that points the way for us during the coming months."
"Our merciful and loving Heavenly Father has not forsaken and will not forsake His children. Today, as well as in times past, He has appointed apostles and prophets. He continues to reveal His word to them.
What a marvelous privilege it is to hear God’s messages for each of us during general conference! Let us prepare well for this great blessing of divine guidance delivered by His chosen servants."
General Conference truly is such a blessing. I hope that as we listen this weekend and study the messages throughout the coming months, we will be blessed.
Have a great weekend!