Sunday, April 1, 2012

General Conference

I absolutely love it. Every conference has something for me to look forward to. It really became important to me my freshman year at BYU when during my first semester I took a Teachings of the Living Prophets class. In the class I was first introduced to the idea of prayerfully coming up with questions that dealt with either my own understanding of how spiritual things work or decisions I needed help making. Doing that has ever since established a neat pattern for me to receive direct and inspired revelation from every conference. You'd think that since then the excitement of doing it each time would have worn off. That hasn't been the case.

This conference was especially neat to hear those answers come through church leaders that have spent months preparing for their messages. It was extremely humbling to experience as it pointed me to tender mercies in regards to the questions I've had lately and did wonderfully to clear my mind and reassert what my priorities should be.

Part of the battle is making sure I'm asking the right questions, and that for me comes praying about it and receiving direction from God to know what things I should be thinking about. Sometimes they make me think, "Gee, I didn't realize that was something that I was lacking in" or "Huh...I wonder why God wants me to be concerned about this..." or something like that.

All in all, the Church is true. If you don't believe it, try what I did. Coming to know the Church is true isn't simply just praying and asking that question and then receiving that answer. Rather, it's having numerous spiritual experiences that pertain to your life that SHOW you that God is real and that he is guiding your life through his church.

One of the reasons why I'm an econ major. Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two