"Only the adversary, the enemy of us all, would try to convince us that the ideals outlined in general conference are depressing and unrealistic, that people don’t really improve, that no one really
progresses. And why does Lucifer give that speech? Because he knows he can’t improve, he can’t
progress, that worlds without end he will never have a bright tomorrow. He is a miserable man bound by eternal limitations, and he wants you to be miserable too. Well, don’t fall for that.With the gift of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the strength of Heaven to help us,
we can improve, and the great thing about the gospel is we get credit for trying,
"Men and women of faith trust in their merciful Heavenly Father—even during times of uncertainty, even during times of doubt and adversity when they may not see perfectly or understand clearly.
Men and women of faith earnestly walk the path of discipleship and strive to follow the example of their beloved Savior, Jesus Christ. Faith motivates and, indeed, inspires us to incline our hearts to heaven and to actively reach out, lift up, and bless our fellowmen."
"And now if Christ had not come into the world, speaking of things to come as though they had already come, there could have been no redemption.
But there IS aresurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting ofdeathis swallowed up in Christ.
He is thelightand the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless,that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life which is endless, that there can be no more death. Teach them that redemption cometh through Christ the Lord, who is the very Eternal Father."
These truths from Conference really spoke to me. So grateful that we have a living prophet on earth today, Thomas S. Monson!! Watching Conference reminded me to keep him in my prayers. I know that God reveals His words to the prophet He has called, just as He did to prophets in the Bible and The Book of Mormon.
I know that if you pray to God, He will listen. If you ask Him a question with the intent to do His will, He will answer. In God's time, you can come to know for yourself that the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I know, because I've followed the steps and felt the Holy Ghost confirm it to me. I know, and so can you!
The first session of LDS General Conference was great! If you missed it, click HERE. For other viewing options, go to LDS.org.
Don't forget all the great study options that are available after conference, too! Talk recordings, audio, and transcripts are available online and in print almost immediately after conference. For more, go to conference.lds.org.