- This is one of the most glorious, encouraging, and hopeful messages of the Restoration—God is not silent! He loves His children. He has not left us to wander in darkness.
He speaks about the hours of preparation that is put in by each speaker to prepare their talk.
- Long before a speaker in general conference makes that long walk to the podium, he or she has invested immense effort, prayer, and study in response to the assignment to speak. Every conference message represents countless hours of preparation and heartfelt pleading to understand what the Lord wishes His Saints to hear.
He asks two questions that we should ponder as we prepare to listen to the messages next month.
- What might happen if we as listeners matched the speakers’ preparation with our own?
- How might our approach to general conference be different if we saw conference as an opportunity to receive messages from the Lord Himself?
President Uchtdorf promises us that the we can receive personalized answers through the spirit when we prepare and come to General Conference with a sincere heart and desire to learn how we can improve in our lives.
- Through the words and music of general conference, we can expect to receive personalized answers to whatever questions or problems we might be facing.
- As we prepare to hear the word of the Lord, may we diligently seek the Spirit of truth so that when the Lord speaks through His servants, we can understand, become edified, and rejoice together.
In my preparation for General Conference, I try to reflect on the past six months of my life and look for opportunities where I can improve. I then seek to know how I can adjust my current life to be more in tune with what the Lord would like me to do. Each time I have put effort into coming to conference with a sincere heart, I have always found that one or two talk touch my heart and give me the answers that I am looking for. I encourage you to start to ponder how you can become a better disciple of the Savior and I promise you that your thoughts will be confirmed at next month's General Conference. The messages of conference are inspired and will touch our hearts if we prepare ourselves to listen.