I loved, loved loved the General Women's Conference
my daughter and I watched last night!
There were beautiful messages about the divine role of women, finding the divinity within us, the need to be virtuous, and how we as women can be better followers of Jesus Christ. You can watch the conference in the link above, but I also wanted to share some of my favorite and inspiring quotes below. Please feel free to share them, my blog, and a brand new website I created with other bloggers to help people cope with grief, heal and move forward. You can find it at HowDoIGoOn.org
Sometimes when we are in difficult circumstances we don't see an happiness now or ahead. We can get trapped in darkness and blinded by fear. As we reach in faith and hope to a great power for help we can open our eyes to happiness not just at some future point, but right now. We become aware of the tender mercies in our lives and that gratitude brings us light.
"The divine nature within us ignites our desire to reach out to others and prompts us to act." The knowledge of who we are forever changes us. We can be gifted with His love for others and we can become changed for the better... to do more and feel more that we ever could alone.
There are times, especially at night, when the busyness of the day is gone and I am left to my thoughts, that I began to fear about the future. I wonder what will happen in my life now. So many of my hopes and dreams are gone and I am trying to replace them, but that can be hard to do when so much of the future is unknown and dependent upon things that I cannot control. In those moments it helps me to remember that someone knows me better than I know myself and He can see in me things that I cannot see. That is when I remember to pray. Those prayers are more heartfelt and pleading than any I have had before in my life. If I am still and I can set my fears aside, I can get a glimpse of what He sees.
"There is a divinity within you... You are a children of God, and because you are His child, He know who you can become. He knows your fears and your dreams. He relishes your potential. He waits for you to come to Him in prayer."
That divinity that is within me and you allows us to rise above our situations as we seek a great power for help. I may feel weak and incapable and uncertain on my own, but when I reconnect myself with Him, then I can see that spark within me. It gets ignited and I feel that enabling power helping me to go on.
The power to do good flows from us and influences those around us when we seek to know how to
use our light to do good.
"We are the Lord's agents and we are always on His errand."
We have the power to share the light within us. When we understand who we are and we feel in our heart what He would have us do and then we act on those promptings more light flows into us... it can fill the wholes we have... it can change us and it can empower us to help fill others.