26 speakers. 8 hours. 4 sessions. 2 days. 1 general conference.
last weekend I was able to drive up to SLC to watch general conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the conference center and the tabernacle. side note about that: if you had told me a year ago I’d be watching conference in the conference center, I would have laughed at you because there’s no way I would be so lucky. fast forward to this year, and I was able to watch 3 of the 4 sessions in the conference center. #blessed.
I’ll tell you what, nothing but the gospel and feeling God’s love for two days straight is incredible. it’s amazing how these speakers prepare these talks with the whole Church (15 million+ people) in mind, and yet every single talk has something in it for me specifically. the Lord definitely is in the details.
that being said, here’s a list of some of my favorite points from this conference. (i’d highly encourage you to read or watch the talks, regardless of if you’re Mormon or not, Christian or not, or even religious or not, because I promise there is something in every talk for you.)
“you can have what you want, or you can have something better.”
“go forward with faith.”
“persevere through the valley of humility to reach exaltation.”
“the Savior has been nearby all along.”
“come unto Christ—come home.”
“reach out with love.”
“choose the harder right, not the easier wrong.”
“stand ye in holy places.”
“set your hope in God.”
“be committed to the Savior always.”
“there’s nothing good unless you do it.”
“life is meant to be viewed backwards, but must be lived forward.”
“God hath not given us the Spirit of fear, but the Spirit of power and love.”
“good, better, best.”
“the temple is home.”
“have faith and follow Him.”
“God loves us with all His heart, might, mind, and strength.”
“the great thing about the gospel is that we get credit for trying—even if we don’t always succeed.”
so blessed to know that God still speaks to us through modern prophets and apostles, as well as through scripture. this is how I know He loves me! He wants me to be successful and happy, and because of Him, I am.