General conference is a wonderful chance to feel the Spirit and hear from our Church leaders. With a little extra effort on our part, these good thoughts and feelings can strengthen us in great ways. The Gospel Living app has provided these four ideas to try.
- Get ready the day before. Pray to have an open heart and to receive answers to questions you have. Figure out how you will watch or listen to conference so you don’t have to scramble the next day. Doing a few simple things like this will help you be in the right frame of mind for inspiration to flow.
- Explore new ways of taking notes. Some people write down quotes and phrases, while others draw pictures based on what inspires them. Whatever you do, make sure to record what the Spirit tells your heart and mind—not just what the speakers say.
- Share thoughts with others. Talking and teaching about what you learn is one of the best ways to make it stick. Plus, it might be just what someone else needs to hear!
- Read or listen to the talks again. Think of the conference messages as a guide for the next six months of life. You can rewatch talks online or read them in the November Church magazines. And don’t be afraid to mark them up—some people underline different topics in different colors to help them notice patterns, and some like to write thoughts and ideas in the margins.