Salt Lake City Temple Square- 185th General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
It’s raining in California that is great, we needed it bad didn’t we? I’m glad to here that! Glad Demi is receiving her endowment, soon it will be awesome and exciting! General Conference was awesome! Shreveport is awesome, it is big, it’s kinda like Irvine but definitely not as nice. I felt spiritually uplifted and I am excited to serve my last 10 months focused and consecrated! I hope the Lord will bless us! The talk that I wanted to focus on was in the Sunday afternoon session by Elder Von G. Keetch. I really enjoyed his talk. Maybe I liked it cus i luv surfing,,,, hahaha
He talks about some surfers who were upset about a barrier that was just outside the bay where all the big and fun waves were breaking. But a wise a local surfer in africa pulled out some binoculars and showed them the big sharks that were just outside the barrier. Those sharks were feeding upon the reef, he connected the symbolism to keeping the commandments, The Lord is keeping us safe from the big great white sharks. In this conference we heard alot about keeping the commandments. Thomas S. monson gave us a simple message, keep the commandments. It is what is going to bring true happiness! As we walk the paths of life, and realize the guidlines that are set by the lord, we will have peace, and we will be able to serve those around us. We keep the commandments by having faith and choosing to believe. How do we do that, we choose to TRUST THE LORD! Once you decide to trust the lord, you will be alright. When things get so difficult that you are ready to throw in the towl, and give up. Remember in whom you have trusted! the KEY IS TO REMEMBER!
REMEMBER IN WHOM YOU HAVE TRUSTED, that is how you will keep the commandments, when you trust God, that means you trust that what God is commanding you to do is for YOUR benefit! If there is a will there is a way. But with the Lord, if there is a will, there is a PREPARED WAY! Elder Keetch, teached us that God wants us to become, becoming is what life is all about, it can not be said enough. God will make us more than we could ever become on our own. “Those who keep the commandments of God are blessed in all things both temporal and spiritual” -king benjamin.
Elder Keetch teaches that we should not grudgingly keep the commandments, but that they are intended for our joy and exaltation in the next life, and more importantly light the way and path in which we should become like the FATHER.
Side Note: What was Adams sin? Was it partaking the fruit, or was it NOT ASKING GOD WHAT HE SHOULD DO? Adams bigger mistake when we partook of the fruit was that he did not ask the Lord in faith what he should do after eve partook. If you look at Adams life after he was kicked out of the garden, not once did he forget to ask the lord in faith. He learned his lesson. “Ask and ye shall receive, knock and it shall be opened unto you” is the most referenced and most said scripture in all of the scriptures. WHY? Because if we can do that and follow the counsel given we will be happy and we will be able to know what the lord would have us do!
I know that as we ask God what we should do, and put our trust in him, it will be difficult, I know it will be, but I also know that it will be the most rewarding thing you will ever do in your life. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a Prophet of God, I know that the Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets here in the ancient Americas, and that it contains the fullness of the everlasting gospel! I know that the Savior is our redeemer, and our mentor, and our advocate with the father. I know that we can build a relationship with him and make promises with him, and when we faithfully endure it well, we shall be exalted with our loved ones in the last day. In the name of Jesus Christ AMEN!
Love Yall Elder Brenan Corbin