Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Truth

I have always loved General Conference. It is the powerful spiritual boost that helps keep me on track (as close as I can get stumbling along) for 6 months at a time. Well, the love has been tempered the last 3 years or so with the arrival of subsequent beasties. It seems so much more difficult to glean the meaning and spiritual thoughts I NEED to help me grow stronger, better. However, my heart received its needed message amid the chaos of color crayons, building blocks and other random paraphernalia issued to keep my beasts quiet (at least to a dull roar). I know my Savior died for Me. I know He lives. Elder Holland's talk touched me to my heart and I wept (secretly-to avoid tiresome questions). It is the remembrance of the Atonement that helps me to plug along in life. I trudge along...seeming to never rise above my nose in the dirt, but at least I know my Redeemer knows me and knows the feelings of my soul. He knows I am often sad and discouraged at my many faults and yet, He felt it worth it to die for me. There must be hope that I will succeed with the purpose given to my life.

Another truth I managed to soak up was the truthfulness of a latter-day prophet. My heart burned with the closing remarks of President Thomas S. Monson. I knew he was the chosen prophet when he was called, but the Spirit testified again to me that it was true. How truly wonderful our Father in Heaven sees fit to bless us with a speaker of His words. I know it to be true and I am so thankful for him.

7 comments:

Jill said...

Wasn't it wonderful? Great post. Oh how I love General Conference!

Charee B Mcclellan said...

i loved all of the talks, but yes..these were wonderful and i too LOVE our new prophet. i miss hinckley ohh soo much, but monson is such a great man, i know he was chosen for our time. thanks for sharing your thoughts....you are awesome!

Grammy said...

I to add my voice to yours that HE LIVES! HE DIED FOR ME! Redeemer of Isreal, our only delight, on whom for a blessing we call. Our shadow by day and our pillar by night, Our King, Our delivrer our all! I love General Conference and Elder Holland was truly inspiring.
Liberty, you are such a blessing!!

Steph said...

You are amazing. You always inspire me to do better and be more. I am so grateful that I was blessed with you for my sister. You are so much better than you give yourself credit. Remember that you are a beloved daughter--you are wonderful and special and have so much to offer.
I am glad that you were able to glean some thoughts from Conference...through the array of crayons and cherrios. I love you!

Jeff, Jenny and Pearl said...

Oh Libs, you are so much more amazing than you give yourself credit for! Trust me, you're doing better than me and you can tell from your posts that you keep the Spirit close to your heart and in your home. Your boys will grow up knowing who they are and how important the gospel is to you. And it's nice to hear someone else struggles to get something out of conference, while trying to keep the kiddies quiet and peaceful for a few minutes!

Anna said...

Conference is always full of amazing, heartfelt messages. None is more inspiring than those who bear witness of our Savior's love. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I think we all feel insignificant at times. But, recognizing eternal truths helps elevate us to become who we are meant to be. Keep trudging along!

Andrea said...

Conference is wonderful isn't it? I too loved Elder Hollands talk, but they were all so wonderful it really is hard to pick just one. The message that I got from this is that we all will have trials, but we have to just remember why we are here and that the Savior is here to help us every step of the way. It touched my heart to hear so many of the speakers during this conference speak of a loss of a child and how the gospel pulled them through. If only I can remember those things I heard every single day. That those little things that bother me so much really don't matter. To be more like our Savior. It is possible. Conference was just amazing--exactly what I needed. Thanks for sharing your sweet testimony. It's hard for me to ever believe that you are trudging b/c you are such a spiritual giant to me and your testimony proves it. :)