What a blessing it has been the past two days to have the marvelous opportunity to come and listen to a prophet's voice - indeed the voices of 15 prophets, along with other inspired church leaders. How blessed we are to live on the earth at this time when the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth and a living prophet can stand again and authoritatively say, "thus saith the Lord." Truly is is a marvel to think that through these holy men we can hear the voice of God as if He were speaking directly to us, for as He revealed to Joseph Smith, "whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same," (See D&C 1:38).
I was particularly touched with the address by President Nelson as he spoke to us about the need to seek greater personal revelation. Through his talk he demonstrated two things. One, he, as our prophet, loves us deeply and wants us to be prepared to receive all the blessings our Heavenly Father desires to bless us with, including the physical and spiritual protection we are all going to need to survive these last days. Two, our Heavenly Father loves us deeply and is eager for us to put ourselves in a position where he can pour out revelation upon revelation to bless and strengthen us in our lives. He desires to lead us in the course of abundance and deliver us from evil. He is ever ready to help us bear up under our burdens and cary on in the face of adversity. The prophet gave voice to the Lords desires for our eternal welfare.
How I love general conference and the spiritual buffet it provides, offering up a smorgasbord of spiritual delights to feast upon which can help us grow in our abilities to recognize and follow the Holy Ghost and lead others to do the same. As we search the talks, ponder their meanings, pray for understanding as to how to apply them in our lives, create a plan, and then go forth and do, we will find enhanced ability and become a blessing to everyone with whom in contact.
And that will be truly...