Conference is this weekend and I am so excited to hear what the leaders of the church are going to say to us! But as it approaches, IMain_lds_conference_center want to ask the question, are you ready to hear the words they say? Are you prepared to hear the Spirit speak to you through our church leaders? As we listen to conference, if we really want to learn and feel in our hearts what Heavenly Father wants us to hear, then we need to be ready to listen with the Spirit.

John 14:17 says, Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.   The world does not know the Spirit but we as members of the church are so blessed to have the Spirit dwell with us!! He is with us and we know him!

But do you know how he speaks to you? Do you know when the Spirit is communicating with you? If this is something that you struggle answering, that’s okay. There is a very easy way to change that. The best way to learn how the Spirit speaks to you is to read your scriptures. The more you read the language of the Spirit, the more you will learn to understand him and will start hearing when he speaks to you.

LDS-General-Conference-2013Over the next few days before conference, read the scriptures as much as you can. An hour a day, a half hour a day, or even 15 minutes a day. As you do this, your communication with the Spirit will become strong. Then before you watch conference, pray and ask Heavenly Father to speak to your heart through the Spirit. Conference will not just be individuals speaking words, it will be individuals speaking messages straight from God. How amazing is that! Modern day revelation. Our Heavenly Father is just waiting to tell us the things we need to hear. Prepare yourself to hear those words. Choose to listen, choose to learn. If you do this you will see that the burdens you carry will become lighter and your life will be filled with peace.

Just remember, Satan cannot mimic peace. As you watch conference and as the Holy Ghost fills you with peace, please remember that those feelings come straight from our Heavenly Father. I cannot wait to hear the words that are spoken this conference and feel that wonderful Spirit that our Heavenly Father has given us and have that peaceful feeling my heart.