There’s never been a more important time than right now for the world to hear our Church leaders’ wonderful advice, testimonies, and spiritual thoughts. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints expresses the importance of listening to the bi-annual General Conference sessions and taking their words to heart as we live our lives. These LDS General Conference Quotes from October 2023 are all full of the inspiration and encouragement we all are in need of.
Greatest Quotes from October 2023 General Conference
“They of the last wagon, all who are no less serviceable, and you who today are pressing forward in the path of your duty are the strength of the Savior’s restored Church.”-David A. Bednar
We all play an invaluable role in God’s plan. We each have a duty and a destiny in our lives. The closer to grow to God, the more in tune we will be with Him, and we will see His hand in our lives as His plan plays out.
“We need more holy and revelatory experiences.”-Amy A. Wright
During your lifetime, you will have many experiences that will stay in your memory forever. The goal is to create holy, spiritual, and powerful memories that will shape our lives in a way that brings us close to God and Jesus Christ.
“Covenants are the shape of God’s embrace.”-Robert M. Daines
If we make covenants with Heavenly Father and we keep those covenants, we will be blessed in ways we cannot begin to imagine or understand. God’s ways are higher, and trusting in His plans will ensure joy and happiness in our lives.
“Anything broken can be mended through Jesus Christ.”-Carlos A. Godoy
Jesus Christ, through His atonement, gives us the opportunity to become whole again. No matter our mistakes in this lifetime, there is nothing we cannot be forgiven of if we are willing to repent.
“Sealing power is a perfect manifestation of the justice, mercy, and love of God.”-D. Todd Christofferson
The ability to be able to be sealed to our family for all time and eternity is a blessing and a gift from God. Heavenly Father knows how much we love our families, and how important they are to us, and He wants us to be able to be with them always.
“God will help you and guide you in your compassionate acts of discipleship.”-Ian S. Ardern
If we surround ourselves with holy things, being in tune with our spirituality, and being aware of the Holy Ghost in our lives, we can receive revelation and guidance from God in our everyday lives.
“The gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to become something.”-Dallin H. Oaks
If we are following the Gospel’s teaching, and keeping the commandments we’ve been given, we are going to be able to become the best version of ourselves, and the person God wants us to be.
“Trust in the Lord’s timing, the blessings always come.”– Neil L. Andersen
It can be hard to have faith that God has a plan for us, especially in times of hardship. But if we can stay in a positive mindset, and trust that He always has our best interest at heart, we will have joy throughout our lives.
“We can ensure that the voice of the covenant people is not silent in the ears of the rising generation and that Jesus isn’t a Sunday-only topic.”-Jan E. Newman
It can be easy to get distracted in our busy lives, and forget to make time for Jesus. We think that if we are attending church on Sundays, then we are making time. But we need to make time every day to focus on Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father.
“We don’t come to Jesus because we are perfect. We come to Him because we are flawed, and in Him we can ‘be perfected.’”-Joaquin E. Costa
The church isn’t a place for perfect people, it’s a place for imperfect people who are looking to have Jesus in their lives so that they can one day be perfect again.
“These precious spiritual gifts will help us in every aspect of our lives.”-Gary E. Stevenson
God’s ways are higher than ours, and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. The spiritual gifts He gives us are a blessing that will improve our lives drastically.
“Do you want to be happy? Stay on the covenant path. Your life will be easier, happier, and filled with joy.”-Yoon Hwan Choi
God gives us these commandments and asks us to make covenants not as a punishment, but so that we can live our life full of joy and blessings we have been promised.
“The ongoing restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ brings light and understanding regarding your divine identity. You are beloved children of Heavenly Father.”-Alan T. Phillips
There is no greater reminder that we are worthy, divine, and full of power, than knowing that we are children of a loving Heavenly Father. Remembering that He loves us and will always do what’s in our best interest will help us know our true identity.
“I promise that as you serve, you will feel the love of the Lord in your life. You will know Him.”-Ronald A. Rasband
There’s no greater way to feel loved, than by showing love. Serving others will help us to feel better ourselves. That is why Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ express the importance of serving others.
“When nothing is expected, and everything is appreciated, life becomes magical.”-Gary B. Sabin
The greatest, and most important thing we can teach ourselves and our children is gratitude and appreciation. With gratitude, even in the darkest and most stressful of times, we can still find joy.
“When we choose not to be humble, we end up being humiliated.”-Joni L. Kochi
Humility is something that is touched on heavily in the scriptures. If you don’t humble yourself, you aren’t able to learn new things and experience growth.
“Each difficult interaction is an opportunity to learn how to love at a deeper level– a God-like level.”-Tamara W. Runia
We often see our trials and our hardships as something terrible, and it often feels that way at the time. But those experiences teach us important lessons and bring us blessings we might not expect.
“There is no place for prejudiced thoughts or actions in the community of saints.”-Ulisses Soares
It can be easy, and even natural, to judge others or have feelings of general dislike without actually knowing things. We must train ourselves to have kind thoughts and refrain from judgment. The more we practice this, the easier it will be.
“We know who God is. We know who the Savior is. Because we have Joseph who went into a grove of trees as a boy.”-M. Russell Ballard
We have so much to be thankful for of Joseph Smith, but especially his incredible faith that led him to seek out God and Jesus Christ. We should strive to have this faith in our lives as we seek answers to the questions we have.
“We must remember, it is not the course alone that will exalt us, it is the companion.”-Emily Belle Freeman
Staying the course is an important part of our lives. Staying on the covenant path should always be our goal. Who we have with us on that path is also important!
“When we humbly share our testimony of the Lord through our words and actions, the Holy Ghost confirms to those with real intent, open hearts, and willing minds that Jesus is indeed the Christ.”-Adilson de Paula Parella
We often don’t realize how much our testimony can affect another person’s life! God works through us, and through the Holy Ghost to help others, and answer their prayers. We should never miss an opportunity to share our testimony, both through words and actions.
“The Lord provides His people a chance to prepare for the challenges they will face.”-Quentin L. Cook
Humans tend to think that when they are suffering, or enduring hardship, that God is not with them. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. He is with us always, we just need to be open to seeing His hands in our lives.
“Heaven will rejoice at our return.”-Dieter F. Uchtdorf
It can be hard to have humility and to return to our faith after we feel we have strayed so far away. But by being humble, we will be welcomed with open arms and warmth as we return to Christ. No matter how far we feel that we have fell.
“Anything or anyone that distracts from His teachings can negatively impact our progress on the covenant path.”-W. Christopher Waddell
It’s essential, more now than ever, that we are careful who we are surrounding ourselves with or who we are idolizing, as well as who our children are watching. We can never let anyone become more of the focus in our lives than Christ is.
“He does see us. He does hear us. He does love us.”-Henry B. Erying
It might not always feel like God is with us, especially in times of suffering and anguish. But He is always there. We simply have to want to see His hand in our lives, and feel His love and presence. And when we don’t have perspective to see or feel that, we must rely on our faith.
“When we trust God’s prophet on the earth today and act on his counsel, we will find happiness, and we too can be healed.”-Dale G. Renlund
God does not choose His prophets lightly, every prophet has a purpose, and lots that they can teach us if we simply choose to listen to their counsel.
“God expects us to seek, recognize, and act on truth. ”-John C. Pingree Jr.
If we read our scriptures, attend church meetings, listen to church leaders counsel, prayer, and always try to feel God’s presence, you will be able to recognize and act on truth.
“Faith in Jesus Christ should be the core of our children’s testimonies, and these testimonies must come to each child through individual revelation.”-Valeri V. Cordón
Our testimony grows as we do. All of our life experiences will contribute to our testimony. There’s nothing more precious than a child’s testimony, and watching them build and share their testimony is amazing.
“Temple covenants are gifts from our Heavenly Father to faithful followers of His Son, Jesus Christ.”-J. Kimo Esplin
People often see covenants as restrictions. They are promises that you are making to yourself, as well as Heavenly Father, to trust Him and follow His commandments. Our promise is matched with His promises to us.
“As we worship, serve, enjoy, and learn His love together, we anchor each other in His gospel.”-Gerrit W. Gong
Humans were designed to be social beings. We will live a happier and more joyful life if we have other people we care about in our lives. We should strive to serve others, as it will in turn bring us joy, and Heavenly Father will bless us.
“May we likewise not let our eyes, our ears, or our fears mislead us, but open our hearts, and minds and minister freely to those around us as He did.-Christophe G. Giraud-Carrier
It can be easy to fall back onto our own emotions and fears when making decisions. But if we instead rely on Jesus Christ’s teachings, and God’s commandments, we will experience more joy and happiness in our lives. We must trust in Him, that He knows what’s best for us and will never lead us astray.
“An understanding of God’s fabulous plan takes the mystery out of life and uncertainty of our future.”– Russell M. Nelson
We often believe we can’t see the future, we don’t know what’s going to happen, and we have no control over it. But God has told us that if we follow His commandments, we will have joy, and eternal salvation in our future. There is so much to look forward to, and so little to fear.
“Think Celestial!”– Russell M. Nelson
In all that we do, we should think to ourselves, is this something that will help me or hinder me, in getting to the celestial kingdom? There is nothing more fun-filled, and joyous, than what we will experience in the celestial kingdom.
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Final Thoughts On These LDS General Conference Quotes from October 2023
We hope you found all of the inspiration and spiritual guidance that you needed from these LDS quotes from these 2023 General Conference sessions. Our church leaders are filled with revelation as Heavenly Father speaks through them to convey His message to us. Be sure to share these quotes with others who might enjoy them. Comment below with your favorite quotes from the Saturday and Sunday General Conference sessions from this October.