Sunday, October 27, 2013

President Packer's Talk: The Key to Spiritual Protection

What an exciting time we live!  A day with living prophets and apostles on the earth.
And they speak to us twice a year, giving us inspired messages from our Father in Heaven.  We truly are blessed to have the restored gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth today with Jesus Christ Himself as the  head. 
We recently had General Conference where members of the LDS faith and anyone else who was interested listened to our beloved prophet, Thomas S. Monson, as well as 14 other men we sustain as prophets, seers, and revelators; and other leaders of the Church.
View the entire Conference {HERE}

For me it is inspiring, spiritual, and becomes incredibly strengthening and rejuvenating.   It is current revelation and becomes scripture for the times we live in today. 

My notes
I usually never just sit and listen to conference.  I am one of those who is always taking notes.  I take notes on what I hear, what I want to remember, or what I am feeling...a revelation for my own life.  Although we will receive the entire conference through our Ensign magazine in a month, I internalize everything more if I am also writing down my own notes, and personal impressions I receive as I am listening.  This time I also wanted to pay particular attention to the individual testimonies of each speaker.

For the next few months on this blog I am going to be studying the words of our prophets and apostles and striving to apply these teachings to my life as a mother, wife, friend, and daughter of God. 


President Boyd K Packer:
"The Key to Spiritual Protection"

I absolutely loved this talk.  President Packer speaks with such power and conviction that I find myself wanting to soak in every truth that he speaks. 

I loved this great insight and revelation, that is enlightening for all of us raising a family: 

The safest place to raise children is in a Christ-centered home. 
In a world with constantly changing polls, and magazine articles that display "the safest place in America" is...... , we get a list of towns and cities that made the list, by whoever's job it is to decide safest places to live.  I have read these articles and lists  and light heartedly check to see if our home-town or a home-town I know made "the list"
Spoken with such simple, yet profound common sense, President Packer , a prophet of God, eloquently stated that the safest place to live is in a Christ-centered home.  How simple was that?  And so obvious.

"The scriptures hold the KEYS to spiritual protection.
" ....They contain the doctrine and laws and ordinances that will bring each child of God to a testimony of Jesus Christ as the Savior and Redeemer."
  • Read the scriptures as part of a regular routine and the blessings will follow.
  ." up the Book of Mormon, for instance, and begin to read. Soon the feeling of peace and inspiration will come, and a solution will present itself.”
...There is in the scriptures a voice of warning, but there is also great nourishment."
Read my own experiences: 
Family Scripture Study and Following a Prophet
Feasting on the Scriptures
Improving Personal Scripture Study

The Sons of Mosiah (love them) searched the scriptures MUCH that they might come to know the things of God.

President Packer's Testimony: I bear certain witness of the scriptures as a KEY to our spiritual protection. I also bear witness of the healing power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, “that through him all might be saved  ”who will be saved. The Lord’s Church has been established on the earth once again. Of the truthfulness of the gospel I bear witness. Of Him I am a witness.