Yesterday I saw men and women of God who were willing to stand and declare truth to a world who may not be able to handle it.
I'd say that, both, President Packer and Elder Bednar spoke to issues that are not politically correct and universally accepted. President Packer warned us against the "tolerance trap" and Elder Bednar spoke of the importance of virtue to a world that care little for virtue.
They were not sheepish. They were not apologetic. They made no excuses for declaring God's will.
Even Sister Dalton shamelessly called for a "return to virtue."
President Eyring boldly and declared that he knows Christ as well as if he had been with Him in Gethsemane. I am amazed and even a little jealous.
I live in a cynical, non-religious world. The idea of men and wmoen standing as witnesses of Christ, WITH a real relationship with him is often looked at as weakness. But I felt power in their testimonies.
"What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself, and although the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or the voice of my servants, it is the same." D&C 1:38.
There is no need to apologize for truth.
This morning was no different. My family got to listen in the Conference Center for this session as well this morning.
Here are my thoughts on what I heard:
Sadly, abuse leads one to stop feeling in order to self preseve... The language of God is feeling.
Darkness exists but don't swell on it.
"Walk to the light!" God's light is real! Walk in the light!
As we draw close to God, He draws close to us
I am the Light of the world... let the light shine!
Darkness cannot stand against Light!
Missionaries = miracles.
He is preparing hearts to receive His army of missionaries
Paint one on your heart - get your missionary badge!
Go to your knees
respect their timing!
Share my faith on line (go blog - now to get more followers and more shares!) (P.S. - you can help.;)
Choose to follow Christ
Children come ready to listen
look for opportunities speak and share with each other.
turn them off - electronics
Children will listen to the words we speak and the words were write.
What would I write? I LOVE YOU... I love Christ... Love Him too... Remember! Be wise... family First!
Children are capable of understand for more than we give them credit for.
Watch And Learn!
Strengthen the marriage consider the relationship a priceless pearl... Center the relationship on Faith in Christ...Rely on repentance... humility is the essence...no one can change someone else... respect each other... furiously be loyal... be transparent - no secrets... work side by side... read to kids every night... Cleave!
Marriage is a gift from God - the quality of the marriage is our gift to Him.
We are experiencing a world war of deeds... hold the line...
Keep the commandments
wickedness never was happiness
God does not change!
Obey with exactness!
Rules are for our safety
God requires our hearts
Don't start WILD fires
Obedience is the first law of heaven
Come ye saint!
Can't wait for the afternoon session!