September 2014 General Women’s Meeting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I know I am not alone in loving President Uchtdorf. Today I was grateful for his heartfelt, genuine talk. I appreciate how hard he tried to articulate his love for the sisters of the church and how important he thinks we are. I thought it was important that he specified that this, the General Women’s Meeting, is the opening session of conference and should be counted as such. I think this counts as a change in the way we discuss this meeting. I also thought it was important that President Uchtdorf repeatedly mentioned the existence of Heavenly Parents.
It was obvious from his address that President Uchtdorf wants to help us return to our Heavenly Parents. He believes that the best way to do this is to walk the path of discipleship and obedience. President Uchtdorf acknowledged that obedience isn’t always joyful but that we need to have trust that God’s vision is larger than ours. Heavenly Father is eternally loving and focused on getting us home. Uchtdorf encouraged each us to cherish the light posts of obedience that will help us return to him.
In order to be a full disciple of Christ we have to choose Good–we need to be humble, exercise faith, take His name upon us, seek Him in all things and stand as a witness of God. We also need to realize that discipleship is more than just sitting in a pew. It is using our talents, capability and power to serve our sisters and brothers. To truly look for the needs of others and be more like Christ.
President Uchtdorf wants us to know that we are loved. Heavenly Father does not care about our physical appearance or our social media profiles. He ended his message by encouraging us to set aside our unworthy desires and worldly ambitions and instead live the gospel joyfully.
Did you watch the General Women’s Meeting? What are your thought of President Uchtdorf’s talk? The meeting?