I absolutely LOVE listening to conference talks. It brings such peace and clarity into my hectic life. I listen to them while I am cooking, cleaning, eating and driving. I love to listen to the words and pondering on the messages. I try to go read the ones that really touched me later and write my thoughts on them in my Spiritual Journal. I find on the days that I don’t make/take the time to listen to a few talks that I have a much harder time being a long suffering and patient mother.
Life with 4 kids who are all still little and need me for so many things physically, is exhausting. I need constant nourishment and strength and I find that strength in listening to conference talks.
I can get a lot done while listening to the talks so it fits in perfect with my crazy life.
I was listening to talks from the April 1991 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I absolutely fell in love with this talk.
I love the way that he paints such a real picture of a trial while he talks.
I love the way that he talks about Satan and his counsel and how smart and “brilliant” they can be.
“Citing several of you by name, he said, “If these defendants have lived this long and have not yet taken serious steps to qualify for their ultimate inheritance, why should we waste further time of the court? Let us simply enter judgment against them now and be done with it.” So powerful was his presentation that many in the public gallery applauded when he concluded.”
After I heard this talk I pondered for a long time (and continue to ponder) on the things he said. I asked myself, “What facts have I given Jesus Christ, my chief Advocate, to present on my behalf?”
Have I given Satan plenty of material to work with to try “prove” that I am not worthy of my Inheritance? Or do I live my life so that he and his counsel have very little to use against me?
Are my daily acts in keeping with the kind of person who Christ can defend beautifully?
“Humbly, softly, meaningfully, and compellingly, he pled your case. I knew the impact he was having when I saw tears streaming down the cheeks of many in the courtroom. I don’t remember all of his arguments and logic, but I do remember him saying that man is a little lower than the angels (see Ps. 8:5) and that the worth of souls is great (seeD&C 18:10). In one of the most majestic moments, his eyes filled with compassion and his voice quivering with indignation, he admonished, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.” (John 8:7.)……no one has the right to judge the sum total of a man’s life until that life has been lived.“
Fortunately for you, your life’s facts can still be created. No matter how long you have lived, no matter how many mistakes you have made, your life’s story can still be changed. It can still be written. It is not too late. Please, I plead with you, help him to help you win your ultimate inheritance.
I hope that this talk touches you the way that it touched me.
I am so glad I was blessed to hear this talk.
“The Ultimate Inheritance”- Cree Kofford
You can watch or listen to it here. I highly recommend listening to the talk. They way that the speaker can paint a picture with his words and his voice is amazing. His voice reminds me of one of those old radio shows that people would listen too, before tvs came along. Seriously one of the best voices!