Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gen Conf Re-Cap- Sun AM Oct 2012

Pres. Henry B Eyring:
God is never hidden; but sometimes we are covered by a pavilion that makes Him seem distant. God is NOT unable to see us and hear us; but we may be unwilling to listen to God.
God is close to us and aware of us and NEVER hides from His faithful children.
Jesus Christ lives! Knows us! and Watches over us!
Personal ambitions can cloud reality and make a pavilion to hide us and obscure us from recognizing God’s will for us.

We remove the pavilion when we pray: Thy Will Be Done. Jesus pray mountain wilderness 2

Prayer can remove the pavilion and open the windows of heaven. Prayer can remove the spiritual pavilions that we put over our heads.
The Lord’s delays are always calculated to bless. We can be sure that the Lord keeps His promise.
The day will come when we will see Him face to face. Do the things that make Him as familiar to us as we are to Him.
The Savior’s only motivation was to help people. Extend your love and forgiveness to others in following Him and you will feel closer to Him.

President Boyd K Packer:
Message to those burdened with sorrow and despair.
1. Brightly beams our Father’s mercy
From his lighthouse evermore,
But to us he gives the keeping
Of the lights along the shore.

Let the lower lights be burning;
Send a gleam across the wave.
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman
LightYou may rescue, you may save.

2. Dark the night of sin has settled;
Loud the angry billows roar.
Eager eyes are watching, longing,
For the lights along the shore.

3. Trim your feeble lamp, my brother;
Some poor sailor, tempest-tossed,
Trying now to make the harbor,
In the darkness may be lost.

Look for that beam of light!
By the Atonement of Jesus Christ, our sins through Repentance will be washed away.
Our message is one of Faith and Hope in the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Hymns, Does the Journey Seem Long?, no. 127
1. Does the journey seem long,
The path rugged and steep?
Are there briars and thorns on the way?
Do sharp stones cut your feet
As you struggle to rise
To the heights thru the heat of the day?

2. Is your heart faint and sad,
Jesus Take my Hand-Greg Olsen bYour soul weary within,
As you toil ’neath your burden of care?
Does the load heavy seem
You are forced now to lift?
Is there no one your burden to share?

3. Let your heart be not faint
Now the journey’s begun;
There is One who still beckons to you.
So look upward in joy
And take hold of his hand;
He will lead you to heights that are new—

4. A land holy and pure,
Where all trouble doth end,
And your life shall be free from all sin,
Where no tears shall be shed,
For no sorrows remain.
Take his hand and with him enter in.

Text: Joseph Fielding Smith, 1876–1972

Sister Linda K Burton: 
We are the Lord’s hands here on earth.
We have an invitation to love and serve one another.
First OBSERVE, then SERVE – Listen then serve.  Be a living example of the Savior’s teaching: Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these…, ye have done it unto Me. Joseph SMith The Desires Of My Heart_WalterRane
“If I listen with my heart, then I hear my Savior’s voice.”
Observing and serving is not always convenient. Sometimes we’re tempted to serve in the way we want to serve and not in the best way needed.
Follow the Savior who asked, “What will ye that I should do unto you?”

Elder Walter F. González:
Story of the impact of missionaries who came to the rescue. Feeling of something that prompted a reading of the Book of Mormon in three days and led to Baptism and receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost.
God has given a greater source for knowledge; a celestial source of knowledge that comes from:
Reading the Scriptures, Hearkening to the Living Prophet, and Praying.
Celestial ‘Web’ provides knowledge that we can not learn in any other way.Jesus praying-8
Do you remember the peace you felt when you cried out in mighty prayer? Do you remember the to-do list that you made in answer to prayer?
Those who receive knowledge from our Heavenly Father do know of a surety that Jesus is the Christ. By coming unto Christ, every soul may know and feel. Christ will not fail you. He will help. He knows how to succor His people.

Elder Jeffrey R Holland:
The Savior was ONLY three years with the remaining 11 Apostles.  After such a short time to learn and prepare, the unthinkable and unbelievable was true: their Lord was crucified.
The Apostles surely must have wondered, “What do we do now?”
Peter must have answered how it had a glorious three years to have labored with the Son of God. He’s finished His work. ….So I return to go a fishing.
But the fishing wasn’t very good. A figure on the shore called out to them.
Apostles turned fisherman responded that they had caught nothing.
“Cast your net on the right side of the ship” Recognition begins to flood. Just three years earlier, they been told to lay down their nets and did catch a great catch.”  Now, they eagerly again drew a multitude of fishes. Jesus Be Fishers of Men l13
They recognized their Lord, the Resurrected Jesus. And behold a great catch of 153 fishes!
Now, a turning point:  Peter, Do you love me more than you love all this?  and the Savior responds and asks this three times. And Peter answers three times that He loves the Lord.
Jesus discusses with Peter, “Well, then Peter why are you here, why are we back here on this same shore having this same conversation?" "If I need fish, I can get fish. What I need, Peter, are disciples and I need them forever." "I needs someone who loves me, truly loves me."

 - "I need you to be a fisher of men. Go and teach and testify. Follow me.“
“Children, Did not my life and my love touch you more than this?” “Did you Love Me?”
If you Love me, Keep my Commandments. We have a life of devoted discipleship to give in demonstrating our love of the the Lord.  Nothing can ever be as it was before.
The Crucifixion and the Resurrection mark the beginning of a Christian life and not before. All of the Apostolic keys have been restored to the earth and are found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Issued a call for every Missionary to return back to Christ’s commission. Love God and remain clean from the blood and sins of this generation. You Father in Heaven expects your loyalty and love at every stage in your life.
The Voice of Christ proclaims: “Do You Love Me?”  Answer: With my Honor and my Soul, yea Lord, We Do Love Thee!! We will never look back until this work is finished and love of neighbor rules the world.

President Thomas S Monson:
Rather than dwelling on the negative, if we will step back and look at the blessings, we will find greater happiness.
Recommend: take an inventory of your life and look for the blessings, large and small, that you have received.
Our prayers are heard and answered.
Hasn’t the Lord promised us, “Be thou ahumble; and the Lord thy God shall blead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers.”
The more we act on His promptings to us, the more He will entrust to us His blessings.Jesus Savior Blesses
Our Heavenly father is aware of our needs and will help us as we call upon Him for assistance. The Lord is in the details of our lives.
The Lord can make up the difference. The Lord Can and Does. The Lord is in all of our lives. He wants to bless us. May we be aware of His blessings in our lives.


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