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Touching my circumstance

I found Elder Holland's talk on Sunday afternoon to be, as usual, very inspiring.  He talked about how General Conference is an ensign to the world.  What is an ensign?  It is a flag, or a banner.  The messages shared at General Conference can give guidance and direction to people who are seeking it.  It can help us to understand God's will.  Many great words of wisdom are spoken by the men and women who speak at General Conference.

Many of the things said in General Conference are warnings to stay away from particular sins.  Elder Holland pointed out that when people give talks like that, they are not assuming that everyone in the audience is struggling with that particular sin.  In fact, most of the time it is the case that most people listening are not struggling with it.  Then he adds "If we teach by the Spirit and you listen by the Spirit, some one of us will touch on your circumstance, sending a personal prophetic epistle just to you."  Personally, I feel like many of the talks during this past weekend touched on my circumstance.  I was very glad that I watched all of the conference this weekend.  I found myself uplifted and inspired by many of the things that were said.  I came away from the conference wanting to be a better person--a person more like our Savior.

Several years ago, I was counseled to have a question ready for General Conference--a sincere query that I would ask the Lord if He were to show up on my doorstep.  I have done so nearly every conference since then.  Such was the case at this conference.  In fact, I had many questions, and I am pleased to say that nearly every one was answered, including the one that was most important to me.  Many of the answers I get to my questions are not given by what the speakers themselves say, but by impressions I get while I am listening to the conference.

Anyone who did not get the chance to watch conference this weekend, I challenge you to go read it, watch it, or listen to it.  It is available online here, in written, audio, and video format, or in podcast format here.  If you have never heard or seen a General Conference before, I would recommend doing so.  There are many good words of wisdom spoken.  As I said in a previous post, I believe in the concept of eternal and absolute truth--that there are things in this universe that cannot change, regardless of what man may do.  There are many places where we can find the truth, and I believe that General Conference is one of the places where that truth may be found.

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