Monday, October 6, 2008

General Conference and Modern Revelation

I love General Conference! This weekend was the BEST! We were able to spend two days as a family at home together listening to the Lord's Prophet and his apostles.

Every talk was inspiring. Each speaker had a message that was applicable today. I came away with some new goals and ideas of things I can work on to be a better mother, wife, friend, teacher, and daughter of God.

More than anything though, General Conference builds my testimony that we have a living prophet on the earth today. The Lord had had prophets since he created the earth. Adam being the first prophet lead his dispensation. As we studied the Old Testament in seminary last year, I gained a greater appreciation for the prophets of that day - Abraham, Noah, Moses, Isaiah. I know the Lord provided prophets for his people in the Americas during the time of Book of Mormon history: Lehi, Nephi, Mosiah, Alma, etc. Surely the Lord would give his people a prophet today. Surely he would not want us to flounder and fail. he loves us just as much as he loved the people in ancient times.

The Lord has provided us with a prophet! I love listening to him speak. I love the prophets of old and I believe their words and live by their precepts, but a modern day prophet can address issues that are specific to our society: pornography, the economy, wars, etc.

I took a lot of notes and I have already reviewed them. But I really look forward to the printed talks in the November Ensign.

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