This weekend is the 184th Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I don't know about the rest of you, but after a crazy busy last week and not feeling well this week, I am in a state of anticipatory peace right now, looking forward to this weekend's General Conference. I get to sit around in "squishy" clothes and be spiritually, intellectually and emotionally fed. I get to feast upon the word of wise men and women as they share their thoughts with us.
I also get to feast on yummy food... but I digress...
I know that the speakers have prayed and pondered and thought and mediated about what to say to us and how to say it. I know that the messages are inspired and perfect. Sometimes they cover many different topics and sometimes we seem to get the same message repeatedly in the same weekend. Sometimes many of us are touched by the same talk and sometimes I am struck by something that no one else seemed to notice and someone else I know will have a certain talk that just jumped out at them that I can't recall.
If we bring a question to the Lord in the days before conference, we will receive our answer.
We often will get an answer for a question we didn't know we had.
We will always get reassurance that our Heavenly Father loves us and that we are here for a purpose that is specific to us.
It is almost like we are given permission to be humble and teachable in the safety of our own home. We can quietly receive promptings and even chastisement that we just know is specifically for us. I am personally searching for help to balance out my emotions. I find myself easily irritated and impatient lately and I just don't want to live that way. I want to see people more in the way that they are seen by Heavenly Father and know more of them as our Savior does. Their judgments are just because they have all of the information. If I can try to know people better, I can better know how to help them or even just think of them more compassionately.
I hope you can make the time this weekend to soak in messages of love and strength. I pray that you will receive inspiration and answers that you seek. I love you all and send you my daily prayers that you might be able to endure and that you might find guidance and peace.