I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Every 6 months, the church holds a ‘General Conference‘ for a weekend. This conference is a time when everyone can gather together to listen to messages inspired by God (it is also available to watch on TV or online on LDS.org). We learn new things, remember important lessons, feel inspired, and feel ready to take on the world and the trials in our lives.
Tonight was a special session targeted toward women- don’t worry guys, you get a session to yourself as well- although, anyone can watch them when they choose. Next weekend, the main sessions of General Conference will be taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am fortunate enough to live in Utah so I am able to easily attend. My parents are also coming into town. So, not only do I get to attend such an inspired meeting and hear the words of God, I also get to go with my husband and my awesome parents! I love my family!
I just wanted to share one of my favorite topics from tonights session. As a Mormon, I believe that we are all Sons and Daughters of a loving Heavenly Father, who wants us to have happiness.One of the speakers tonight was Rosemary M. Wixom and she spoke of our Divine Nature. We must never doubt who we are as children of God. One thing she said that stood out to me was “I am a Child of God, therefore: what?” We are children of God! So, what does that mean for us? It means we have access to all the promised blessings from Heavenly Father. It also means we have responsibilities to live righteously and worthily of these blessings. We must serve others, be kind, pray often, and do all we can to be a little better all the time. This talk was definitely something I needed to hear.
I cannot wait to hear the rest of General Conference next weekend. If you want to watch, read, or be able to get updates on things said go here.