Family gathering all weekend.
Our faith gathers to hear from our leadership two times a year.
We listen to very wise men and women in two sessions today, then the men meet at the church tonight (women last weekend) then two big sessions tomorrow.
It is great to anchor yourself and your family each fall and spring. To check our position with His stars and make sure we are on course.
Right now, one of our leaders is asking we need to ask ourselves:
Is my relationship with the church bringing me closer to Christ and the truth of the Gospel? Is it helping you make your commitment to Jesus Christ stronger.
If not, why? Why does it seem it works for some and not others?
Have we lost the plainness and simple nature of His plan? In other words, keep it simple. Living the Gospel doesn't need to be complicated.
Trust God. Love Him. Because we trust him our faith grows, the more we we love Him the more we want to serve him. The more we trust and love Him the more we will be filled with Faith, Hope and Charity.
Too many times we feel frustrated because we aren't where we are supposed to be. Dismiss this thought and know that the Lord never sends discouragement to do right.
Start where you are. Gideon and Moses saw themselves as unworthy. We must see ourselves as He sees us. His children that are meant to be happy.
It reminds me of the words my friend Pat said to me years ago when I was trying to sober up and live like a real man: "it doesn't have to be this hard."
How right he was.
A broken heart and a love for God is all we need to begin our journey.
Featured Image: Over 20,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the start of 185th Semiannual General Conference of the Mormon Church on October 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Thousands of faithful Mormons gather from around the world for the two day conference to receive guidance and direction from church leaders. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)