Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Hope of God's Light

This post is based on a April 2013 General Conference talk called "The Hope of God's Light by Dieter F. Uchtdorf." This talk is one of my favourite General Conference talks.
I will share with you some highlights throughout this talk, plus a video that goes with it too.

"So how do we open our eyes to the hope of God’s light?

First, start where you are. 
The perfect place to begin is exactly where you are right now. It doesn't matter how unqualified you may think you are or how far behind others you may feel. The very moment you begin to seek your Heavenly Father, in that moment, the hope of His light will begin to awaken, enliven, and ennoble your soul. The darkness may not dissipate all at once, but as surely as night always gives way to dawn, the light will come.

Second, turn your heart toward the Lord. 
Lift up your soul in prayer and explain to your Heavenly Father what you are feeling. Acknowledge your shortcomings. Pour out your heart and express your gratitude. Let Him know of the trials you are facing. Plead with Him in Christ’s name for strength and support. Ask that your ears may be opened, that you may hear His voice. Ask that your eyes may be opened, that you may see His light.

Third, walk in the light.
Your Heavenly Father knows that you will make mistakes. He knows that you will stumble perhaps many times. This saddens Him, but He loves you. He does not wish to break your spirit. On the contrary, He desires that you rise up and become the person you were designed to be.

To that end, He sent His Son to this earth to illuminate the way and show us how to safely cross the stumbling blocks placed in our path. He has given us the gospel, which teaches the way of the disciple. It teaches us the things we must know, do, and be to walk in His light, following in the footsteps of His Beloved Son, our Savior."

In your own time, you can read the whole talk, Here's the link below, and I hope you will enjoy reading it. www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/04/the-hope-of-gods-light

There is a video that goes with the talk. It is called "The Hope of God's Light" found in Mormon Channel. You can watch the video in your own time. If you can't see the Video below, here's the link. www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w49_1a9X0Q
Readers, think about these few questions "In what way or ways do you find hope?" "Was it easy?" "Was it hard?" "Are you still finding hope?" "How can I show hope towards others?"

That's all from me for now. Stay tuned until next time.

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