Elder Holland's talk is titled "Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders Among You" and was the closing talk to April's General Conference. It's precisely because I love General Conference so much that I loved his talk. I am always inspired, uplifted, and ready to do better by the Sunday afternoon session.
But then tomorrow shows up and I still have to do dishes and laundry and go to work and I still live in a mortal body that is prone to grumpiness and anger. And I get discouraged. Elder Holland helped me to realize that this is all exactly how it works for everyone, and it's exactly why we have General Conference twice a year and attend church every single week. It's all too easy for tomorrow to take away from us what we feel today.
The quote I chose for my visiting teaching printable this month is "May a loving Father in Heaven bless us tomorrow to remember how we felt today."
It reminds me of Alma's question: "And now behold, I say unto you my brethren, if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?" (Alma 5:26)
I love the idea that we can continue to remember those feelings from the Spirit if we pray for them. And I love even more the idea that we should not be discouraged because we don't progress as quickly as we would like.
In the words of Elder Holland: "Keep loving. Keep trying. Keep believing. Keep growing. Heaven is cheering you on today, tomorrow, and forever."
I also made some General Conference bookmarks to help me in my own "remembering how I felt today" as I study each talk during the next several months. You can download your own bookmarks here: April 2016 General Conference Study Bookmarks.
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