Why Modern-Day Revelation Matters

By Melody

I loved watching my spiritual leaders share messages during my faith’s semi-annual General Conference. It’s such a wonderful way to receive revelation!

For me, General Conference addresses are like spiritual TED talks. The difference is that when we watch General Conference we can be sure that what we are hearing is complete truth. General Conference addresses are always about what we need. The messages shared are like spiritual prescriptions from our Heavenly Father–there to help us lead healthier, happier lives.

Every year in seminary my teacher challenges me to write down questions I have about the gospel or anything really. Every single question I have ever asked, ever written down, has been answered. I know if you watch, listen or read the messages and revelation given during General Conference with questions in mind, you will be answered, too. That is the gift and promise of modern-day revelation.

Watching General Conference also strengthens my testimony of our living prophet and makes me grateful for the restoration and organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know President Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet and he works under the direction of Heavenly Father. I also have a testimony that other church leaders are called by Heavenly Father.
If you did not have the opportunity to hear the messages from General Conference, I challenge you to watch it. (You can watch all of the sessions free on lds.org) I promise you will be blessed and your testimony will be strengthened. Heavenly Father will have a spiritual prescription just for you. The word gospel is a Greek word that means “good news.” By watching General Conference you will get to hear of this “good news.”  Of course the last and most important step is to remember and apply the things you learned!

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