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The question “Why me?” can be a difficult one to answer and often leads to frustration and despair. There is a better question to ask ourselves. That question is “What could I learn from this experience?”


The way we answer that question may determine the quality of our lives not only on this earth but also in the eternities to come. Though our trials are diverse, there is one thing the Lord expects of us no matter our difficulties and sorrows: He expects us to press on.

Author: Joseph B. Wirthlin, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by rpage in faith endurance covenants lds conference 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
At the conclusion of every general conference, I experience a longing for more—more of the serenity of the occasion, more of the companionship of the Spirit, more of the nurturing that has brightened and blessed my soul.
Author: Bishop H. David Burton , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-479-31,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in soul holyghost companionship conference serenity holiness more general nurturing bright blessed longing 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Alma 7:23-24

And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things you stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive.

And see that you have faith, hope and charity, and then ye will always abound in good works.

Preparation:

Reading your scriptures everyday.
Twice daily prayer.
Coming up with a list of questions that you would like answered.
Go to the temple the week before conference.
Pray to the Lord the types of questions you should have answered.
Go to bed early so that you can stay awake during the conference sessions
Get dressed (even if you are home).
Go to a ward building or stake center.
Read “The Family a Proclamation to the World” before conference.
Have an open heart and be teachable.
Pray for the speakers and all the participants of the conference sessions.
Write down personal thoughts you have while listening to talks and music numbers.
Set aside a special notebook/journal specifically for conference.
Make a personal commitment before conference to listen to the words spoken and follow through with the guidance and commandments given during conference.
Pondering.
Review last conference sessions talks. (online, Ensign, cds)
REPENT


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Author: BYU 41st ward relief society, Source: General Conference Preparation - BYU 41st wardSaved by mlsscaress in prepare conference general 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Put difficult questions in the back of your minds and go about your lives. Ponder and pray quietly and persistently about them. The answer may not come as a lightning bolt. It may come as a little inspiration here and a little there, ‘line upon line, precept upon precept’ (D&C 98:12). Some answers will come from reading the scriptures, some from hearing speakers. And, occasionally, when it is important, some will come by very direct and powerful inspiration.
Author: Boyd K. Packer, Source: “Prayers and Answers,” Ensign, Nov. 1979, 21Saved by mlsscaress in inspiration scriptures importance prayer ponder answers conference questions speakers 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I have heard people say, "I would have willingly endured persecution and trials if I might have lived in the early years of the Church when there was such a flow of revelation published as scripture. Why is that not happening now?"

The revelations that came through the Prophet Joseph Smith, printed as scripture, laid the permanent foundation of the Church through which the gospel of Jesus Christ could go forth to "every nation" (2 Nephi 26:13).

The scriptures define the office of the Prophet and President and his Counselors, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, quorums of the Seventy, the Presiding Bishopric, and the stakes and wards and branches. They define the offices of the Melchizedek and Aaronic Priesthoods. They establish the channels through which inspiration and revelation can flow to the leaders and teachers and parents and to individuals.

The opposition and trials are different now. If anything, they are more intense, more dangerous than in those early days, aimed not so much at the Church as at us as individuals. The early revelations, published as scriptures for the permanent guidance of the Church, define the ordinances and covenants and are still in force.

One of those scriptures promises, "If ye are prepared ye shall not fear" (D&C 38:30).

Let me tell you what has been done to prepare us. Perhaps you will then understand why I do not fear the future, why I have such positive feelings of confidence.

I cannot possibly describe in detail or even list all that has been put in place by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in recent years. In them you will see continuing revelation, open to the Church and to each individual member.
Author: Boyd K. Packer, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-559-22,...Saved by mlsscaress in church revelation inspiration prophet future scripture conference 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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