Strengthen Your Conference Study

Based on “A Worn, Marked Conference Ensign” by Cynthia Goodwill

The inspiration you receive from general conference doesn’t have to end after the first week in April. Here are four steps to receiving continuing revelation as you study the general conference issue of the Ensign.

1. Pray

Whether you’re reading or rereading the conference issue of the Ensign, start your studies with a prayer to invite the Spirit’s guidance.

2. Read

While reading conference talks, frequently pause and ponder how you can apply these teachings to your life.

3. Write

Record thoughts and underline meaningful passages. Create a note-taking system that works best for you. Write down any promptings from the Spirit.

4. Act

Set goals to act upon what you’ve learned. Break down large goals into smaller, more manageable tasks. Review impressions you’ve recorded, and plan to act on them as appropriate.

Blessings of Studying Conference Talks

President Thomas S. Monson said: “As always, the proceedings of this conference will be available in the coming issues of the Ensign and the Liahona magazines.”

“I encourage you to read the talks once again and to ponder the messages contained therein. …  I gain even more from these inspired sermons when I study them in greater depth.”

As we put forth the effort to really study and apply the teachings from general conference, the Spirit will speak to us more personally and become more discernable.

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