Today I give you a promise.
I promise you that when you participate in the General Relief Society meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tonight, you will be filled with joy and rejoicing. You will feel the Spirit of God and receive inspiration from Him to help you in your life.
Go with a prayer in your heart and a question in your mind. Be open to receiving inspiration from your kind, loving Father in Heaven to answer that question. Be prepared to seek to know what His will is for you in your life, how you can become all that He would have you become. You are His child! That gives you all the good attributes and characteristics you could hope for. Look for the ones that you can develop at this time of your life, and how to do so.
As you do this you will find new avenues opening up to you. You will receive greater gifts and knowledge that you have ever had before. Things will become more clear to you. You will begin to understand your relationship to your Father in Heaven, and you will love Him more. You will be strengthened to overcome the problems and trials in your life. The path through them will become more readily visible.
The little annoyances in life will start to dissipate. You’ll find yourself feeling happier and more hopeful, despite the circumstances around you! This will surprise you. But the feeling of peace will pervade your existence and you will find yourself more drawn to your loving Heavenly Father.
You will desire to keep these feelings alive in you always. You can have that! God has given us many resources to enrich our lives. We can come to know Him better as we pray to Him by talking to Him as we would to our best friend. He is always near and anxious to hear from us. He is the “Great Parent of the universe” and stands ready to help and guide us in our lives!
He has given us a living prophet to guide and direct us today. He has provided His word through sacred scripture, the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. All contain His words and bring us closer to Him and give us answers in our lives as we study, ponder, and pray about the things we read in them.
He has given us His church so that we can be organized in helping and serving others. Through the organization of the church we have the principles and ordinances we need to know why we are here, where we came from, what our relationship with God and each other is, where we are going after this life, and to tie ourselves and our families together forever and return to Him who created us and live with Him for all Eternity.
All from watching women’s conference. Ask and ye shall receive! 🙂
- Why I Believe by Laura (fhelessons.wordpress.com)
- The Gift of the Holy Ghost – A Priceless Possession (morselsofbread.net)