I have to be honest, I never really enjoyed General Conference as such growing up. I remember being in Primary and dreaded the long hours sitting at the chapel. I would rather be at home in my comfortable bed sleeping (yes I know, I was one lazy kid) lol.
But I guess the older I got, my mind-set was different and started to really took interest in the talks and what it entailed.
I suppose at a very young age, I was quite naïve all I wanted to do was be with my friends, read a book or just be at home sleeping.
But looking back at it now, I’m grateful for a Dad who is very strict when it comes to Church (still is). He did not care if we had other plans on Sunday, sick, tired or whatever the excuse we would come up with. He would always make sure that all he’s 5 children will be sitting in the same chair inside the chapel. And, if one or two of us were missing, we all knew we were in for a loooooooooooooong session of FHE the following Monday LOL
I am grateful for a diligent Father who made sure that we were all in check and still continue to do so even though most of us are married lol.
He had set me that example that I will continue to teach to my children- that when it comes to Sunday, it is Heavenly Father’s time regardless of whatever the situation is.
This October General Conference I was feeling unwell (no really, I was lol- no joke) so we watched conference from home instead. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it at the comfort of our home and it was great to know that you can pause/ rewind/ stop at any time lol.
All the talks were amazing and I enjoyed every single bit.
However, when the beloved Prophet addressed us in the Sunday morning session, I could feel his spirit and his love towards the members. He really is a man called of God and I am grateful for a living prophet who is so diligent and faithful in representing the Lord.
I pray for him and sustain him.
One talk I particularly enjoyed was the talk given by Elder Von G.Keetch of the seventy. He talked specifically about the barriers we have in our lives and the barriers that Heavenly Father has put in place to harbour us from evil and destructive influences.
Often, we take for granted the simple things Heavenly Father has set for our own safety. Sometimes we are so caught up in the ‘things’ of the world that we overlook the certain barriers that the Lord has established. (This is me :/)
I am grateful for those certain barriers Heavenly Father has put in my life. Just like the words of Elder Von G.Keetech- “These barriers make the way we should act, and more importantly they illuminate who we should become”