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Monday, October 5, 2009

For My Soul Hungered

Truth can be seen and heard in a number of ways. It seems to present itself differently to each individual. For me, truth is always manifest most strongly when I feel it.

There are various truths that I have known. Like, the moment you peer at your sleeping child in the stillness of the night. That is truth. Or, like when you are in labor, dilated to a 4, and you finally get an epidural. That is most definitely truth. Or even when your spouse walks in the door at the end of the day, when chaos surrounds you, and as you look at him you remember how much you love him. That is eternal truth.

For members of the LDS faith, General Conference occurs in the spring and in the fall. All around the world, all 13 million members of the church gather to hear truth. We wait for it, eager to listen and absorb council from a Prophet and Apostles who have direct connection to our Father. This weekend filled my soul with truth. As I watched each speaker step to the pulpit, I realized that this is the purest form of truth I know. No frills, no fanfare. Just simple and clear messages that reach each of us in different ways. I know it is truth because I feel it.

A few of the truths I learned this weekend:
  • Aim high.
  • Our economic challenges may help us hear the word of the Lord.
  • Express love and show it sincerely and frequently in our home.
  • "What we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think and do. What we think and do determines who we are and who we will become."
  • In all that we do, "listen for His voice".
  • Stand tall and be immovably fixed.
  • Don't. Ever. Let. Go. of the iron rod and the path that leads us back to Him. No matter how hard, no matter the trial, hold tight and press forward.
  • It is our sacred responsibility to teach the Lord's standards of morality.
  • "What have I done for someone else today?"
The truth of this gospel resonates in the deepest part of my soul. May we all hunger for truth and be able to recognize it when we feel it.

5 comments :

Rani said...

You have such a yummylicious way with words. Conference filled me with peace this year - more than usual. Thanks for sharing your highlights.

Becky Leland said...

I loved being at home for 2 days just listening to Conference.I even cooked some during sections - now I was INSPIRED!!!

Becky Leland said...

I meant sessions - not sections - it's all the cooking!

Simpson Family said...

Amen, Sister Foster

Tillia said...

Amen!!