In her recent talk “Worthy of Our Promised Blessings given at the Women’s Session of the October 2015 General Conference, Sister Linda S. Reeves suggests how we might fortify ourselves in remaining clean and virtuous in an increasingly wicked world. She mentions the following eight tools we can use to fortify ourselves:
- Sabbath Day
- Living Prophets
I would like to add a ninth element to her list: Uplifting Music.
How are you using music to strengthen and uplift yourself and your family? Are there resources available that you might take advantage of more fully?
Last April I decided to download all the music from General Conference and place it on my iPod. I was amazed at the simpleness of the process. In the same way that re-reading a Conference talk enables you to receive additional insight and inspiration, I discovered that repeatedly listening to the musical numbers has offered an ongoing supply of spiritual upliftment and insight and invites the Holy Ghost into our home. I was spiritually strengthened by the truths as well as the spirit of the music.
I believe the Lord has made music resources readily available for our use for a reason. It would seem that our Heavenly Father is beckoning to us to draw nearer to Him through a means that can readily invite His spirit into our hearts: inspired music. Discover this rich resource for yourself. Begin today to more fully welcome the Spirit of the Lord into your lives through inspired music.