General Conference is a special time where living prophets speak the will of the Lord and instruct us how to become more like Jesus Christ. However, once General Conference is over, it can be hard to act on the inspiration and revelation we received. We’ve gathered six simple and easy ideas to treasure up the words spoken in General Conference.
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Include It In Your Study
The simplest and most obvious way to get the most out of General Conference is to study the talks. If you’re having trouble with gospel study, consider experimenting with different ways of studying. You could study a talk once a week on Sunday, highlight, and markup the Conference Ensign, take new notes as you rewatch the sessions, or go over the notes you’ve already taken.
It’s not easy to make time for gospel study; there are so many things to distract you. Setting aside a consistent, specific time each day or week is one of the best ways you can start getting into the habit.
Post Quotes in a Visible Place
Having your favorite quotes near you will keep them in your mind and heart. Write them on notecards or sticky notes. Put them on your phone or computer screen backgrounds. Have them in a visible place, such as on the fridge, above the sink, or on your nightstand. Read them and ponder them when you see them. Pick one quote to focus on or have multiple quotes in different places.
You can even try to memorize the quote and repeat it in your mind when you’re feeling stressed, angry, depressed, or far from God.
Set Goals & Discuss Them
Try setting some goals based on the promptings you received at General Conference. Don’t just make them resolutions in your mind. Write them down. Share them with a friend. Make smaller, measurable goals that will lead you to success.
Most importantly, make your goals with the Lord. Pray about what goals God would like you to set and how you can achieve them.
Play the Talks in the Background
In the hustle and bustle of normal life, we’re often listening to music or scrolling on on our mobile devices. Invite General Conference into these daily habits. Download the Gospel Media App and take the audio and video of General Conference with you wherever you go.
You can also download the audio from LDS.org and add it to your personal media library to play in the car, in your house, or at work if permitted. Even if you can’t always actively listen, just having the words of the prophets playing in the background can bring a special spirit into your life.
When we create something, it becomes a part of us. Ponder on ways you can use your talents to create something inspired by General Conference. You can turn your favorite quotes into work of art, compose lyrics, dance, sew, and more. Some ways are more obvious are others; you may just be evoking the same spirit you felt during Conference.
Share the moment with others or use it as a chance to serve those around you. It will truly make for memorable and lasting moments.
Talk About It
As you discuss and talk about what you learned at General Conference, you’ll be more inspired. Be vulnerable and have conversations. What did you learn? What touched your heart? What questions do you have? Was anything hard to hear or confusing? As you study and review, share what you’ve learned. You may even gain more insights as you talk with others.
What have you found helpful in keeping General Conference apart of your life?
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.