With October only being days away, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are thinking of a special event: General Conference! This is still an amazing event for a convert such as myself who finds this special opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward to the upcoming one. During the time prior to General Conference, I find myself redirecting my attention towards things directed and centered on family and strengthening my testimony. It is a time of contemplation and evaluating the things in my life that are spiritually fulfilling and eliminating the things which take away from the glory of Jesus Christ.
Saturday evening, I watched the Relief Society Broadcast in our Stake Center. Each talk resonated and spoke to my heart. I was uplifted and inspired, ready to face the world with my shoulders back, head held up high, exclaiming by my demeanor the prestige of being a daughter of God.
My favorite talk of the evening was from President Uchtdorf with his analogy of the forget-me-not flower.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf:
First, forget not to be patient with yourself.
Second, forget not the difference between a good sacrifice and a foolish sacrifice.
Third, forget not to be happy now.
Fourth, forget not the ‘why’ of the gospel.
Fifth, forget not that the Lord loves you.
“My dear Relief Society sisters, you are closer to heaven that you suppose. You are destined for more than you can possibly imagine. Continue to increase in faith and personal righteousness. Accept the restored gospel of Jesus Christ as your way of life. Cherish the gift of activity in this great and true Church. Treasure the gift of service in the blessed organization of Relief Society. Continue to strengthen homes and families. Continue to seek out and help others who need your and the Lord’s help.””
Read complete summary of President Uchdorf’s general Relief Society address HERE.