LDS General Conference! There were so many great talks today. We are still working on our shed gym, as part of our efforts to make room in our home for my youngest son to have a place to stay when he gets home from his mission in 2 1/2 weeks. (Yikes! Nothing like a deadline to make you get a move on.) It is admittedly difficult to focus on a project like this and listen to Conference at the same time. Fortunately we can watch replays online right away, with transcripts soon to follow.
At any rate, one of the things that stood out for me were (was?) Elder Holland’s words:
“Brother and sisters, every one of us aspires to a more Christ-like life than we often succeed in living. If we admit that honestly and are trying to improve, we are not hypocrites; we are human. May we refuse to let our own mortal follies, and the inevitable shortcomings of even the best men and women around us, make us cynical about the truths of the gospel or hope for our future or the possibility of true Godliness. “If we persevere, then somewhere in eternity our refinement will be finished and complete—which is the New Testament meaning of perfection.”
I love these verses. They help me remember that I can trust Heavenly Father’s wisdom and timing. Plus sometimes I need to think about how willing I sometimes am (or sometimes not) to actually receive the gifts He wants to give me if they don’t fit the agenda I’ve laid out for my life. Trust. Faith. They’re such a big deal, and I’m still working on learning them.
3 Nephi 14 “9 Or what man is there of you, who, if his son ask bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/14?verse=9-11&lang=eng#p9: