General Conference for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a time to receive revelation and learn how to refocus our lives on the Savior. However, after two entire days and many hours, discovering specific ways to act in order to experience growth can be difficult. While the gospel isn’t certainly a checklist of to-do items, accomplishing a specific task or goal can be encouraging and empowering.
That’s why we’ve gathered an invitation to act from every talk from the April 2019 General Conference. Each image has been inspired by the quote below it as an actionable item. Read through the entire list and find one that sticks out to you. Then, read through that talk and make a plan on how you can move forward to follow the counsel of our living prophets and apostles.
Earnestly, heartily, firmly, and sincerely seek to learn the gospel of Jesus Christ and teach it to one another. – Ulisses Soares, How Can I Understand?
I invite each of us to seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost to know what adjustments we need to make in our lives to be more carefully aligned with our covenants. I also plead with you not to be critical of others making this same journey. – Becky Craven, Careful versus Casual
Seek the Father’s divine guidance and help through heartfelt, earnest prayer. – Brook P. Hales, Answers to Prayer
“How can we, as members and disciples of Christ, best fulfill that great commission in our daily lives?” Today I invite you to ponder that same question in your heart and mind. – Dieter F. Ucthdorf, Missionary Work: Sharing What Is in Your Heart
When we are made aware of someone in need, we are encouraged to seek the guidance and direction of the Spirit—and then to act. – W. Christopher Waddell, Just as He Did
Make your home a place of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and a place that is permeated with love, the pure love of Christ. – Henry B. Eyring, A Home Where the Spirit of the Lord Dwells
Do the best you can do day after day. – M. Russell Ballard, The True, Pure, and Simple Gospel of Jesus Christ
Learn to discern the truth not only through our rational minds but also through the very still and small voice of the Spirit. – Mathias Held, Seeking Knowledge by the Spirit
Learn and know essential spiritual truths…learn them through the holy scriptures, through our personal prayers and our own experiences, through the counsel of the living prophets and apostles, and through the guidance of the Holy Ghost. – Neil L. Andersen, The Eye of Faith
The blessings of feasting upon the words of Christ are powerful and life-changing. There are three, in particular, I would like to invite you to apply in your life. First, the words of Christ can help us “increase [our] spiritual capacity to receive revelation” and safely guide us through our life. Second, when we struggle with our own identity and lack of self-esteem, the “pleasing word of God” in the scriptures will help us know who we really are and give us strength beyond our own. Third, we can lift the lives of others through the words of Christ. – Takashi Wada, Feasting upon the Words of Christ.
We need to decide which among all the different voices we will obey. Will we follow the unreliable voices advocated by the world, or will we do the work required to allow our Father’s voice to guide us in our decisions and protect us from danger? – David P. Homer, Hearing His Voice
Come to our services early and reverently, dressed appropriately for participation in a sacred ordinance. We make an apostolic plea for the reduction of clamor in the sanctuary of our buildings. – Jeffrey R. Holland, Behold the Lamb of God
There may be some who detach themselves from the gospel and wander away. Others may sit in the stands and watch the game from afar. Some may choose to stay on the bench, even though the coach has tried to send them in. I invite you to rescue, support, and love them as a fellow team member! – Gary E. Stevenson, Your Priesthood Playbook
The Lord would have you establish a strong quorum. As He gathers His children, they need a place to belong and grow. – Carl B. Cook, The Quorum: A Place of Belonging
Look unto Jesus Christ, live our covenants, and rivet our focus on Him. – Kim B. Clark, Look unto Jesus Christ
You may have been asked, or you will be, whether you sustain your bishop, stake president, the General Authorities, and the General Officers of the Church. My counsel is that you ask those questions of yourself beforehand, with careful and prayerful thought. – Henry B. Eyring, The Power of Sustaining Faith
As we make current decisions, we should always be asking, “Where will this lead?” – Dallin H. Oaks, Where Will This Lead?
I plead with you to be the men and young men the Lord needs you to be. Make your focus on daily repentance so integral to your life that you can exercise the priesthood with greater power than ever before. – Russell M. Nelson, We Can Do Better and Be Better
I invite you to faithfully activate heavenly power to receive specific blessings from God. Exercise the faith to strike the match and light the fire. Supply the needed oxygen while you patiently wait on the Lord. – Dale G. Renlund, Abound with Blessings
If you feel that the beacon of your testimony is sputtering and darkness is closing in, take courage. Keep your promises to God. – Sharon Eubank, Christ: The Light That Shines in Darkness
Focus on our love for the Savior and His Atonement, make Him the centerpiece of our efforts to gather Israel on both sides of the veil, minister to others, and individually prepare to meet God. – Quentin L. Cook, Great Love for Our Father’s Children
Let us do all we can to relieve suffering and sorrow now, and let us devote ourselves more diligently to the preparations needed for the day when pain and evil are ended altogether, when “Christ [shall] reign personally upon the earth; and … the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory. – D. Todd Christofferson, Preparing for the Lord’s Return
Press forward with good cheer and absolute assurance that God is with us in this heavenly quest. – Tad R. Callister, The Atonement of Jesus Christ
I plead with you who have distanced yourselves from the Church and with you who have not yet really sought to know that the Savior’s Church has been restored. Do the spiritual work to find out for yourselves, and please do it now. Time is running out. – Russell M. Nelson, “Come, Follow Me”
Because of God’s plan and the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can be cleansed by the process of repentance. – Dallin H. Oaks, Cleansed by Repentance
Let’s accept the invitation of President Russell M. Nelson and intently come unto the Savior by identifying those muscles that need more spiritual activity and starting to exercise them. – Juan Pablo Villar, Exercising Our Spiritual Muscles
May we desire to be “humble followers of God and the Lamb,” perhaps someday to have our names written in the Lamb’s book of life, to sing the song of the Lamb, to be invited to the supper of the Lamb. – Gerrit W. Gong, Good Shepherd, Lamb of God
Strive to fulfill our individual responsibility to learn and love the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. – David A. Bednar, Prepared to Obtain Every Needful Thing
Even while we are patiently waiting upon the Lord, there are certain blessings that come to us immediately. – Kyle S. McKay, The Immediate Goodness of God
We must build a fortress of spirituality and protection for our very souls, a fortress that will not be penetrated by the evil one. – Ronald A. Rasband, Build a Fortress of Spirituality and Protection
May we dedicate and rededicate our lives to serving God and His children—on both sides of the veil. – Russell M. Nelson, Closing Remarks
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.