General Conference Book Club Week 22: President Monson

“We thank thee, O God, for a prophet . . .”  Come on, sing along with me . . . “to guide us in these latter days . . .”

Man, it’s so easy to take for granted the HUGE blessing of knowing that our Heavenly Father has a spokesperson on earth that He has called as a prophet, seer, and revelator.  And when I study President Monson’s words, I’m often humbled that God’s most important message to us is not some great mystery of the gospel, but a gentle call to be more like His Son.  Such is the case in President Thomas S. Monson’s conference talk, “What Have I Done For Someone Today?

“Those who live only for themselves eventually shrivel up and figuratively lose their lives, while those who lose themselves in service to others grow and flourish—and in effect save their lives.”

“We become so caught up in the busyness of our lives. . . too often we spend most of our time taking care of the things which do not really matter much at all in the grand scheme of things, neglecting those more important causes.”

“That service to which all of us have been called is the service of the Lord Jesus Christ.  As He enlists us to His cause, He invites us to draw close to Him.”

You can read his talk here, or watch it, or listen to it.  (Learn about GCBC here.)  He gives examples of simple service that are evidence of hearts that love the Lord.

What have YOU done for someone today (I bet you’ll find it’s much more than you give yourself credit for.)?  And in answering his challenge to give more time to things that matter, what pastime can you give up today or this week to make room for an act of kindness?