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“Waiting upon the Lord: Thy Will Be Done,” Elder Robert D. Hales, Oct. 2011 (RS/MP 4th Sunday)

Posted by jennywebb on January 10, 2012

Disclaimer: The following is not intended as a complete study of this conference talk; rather it represents my notes taken during my study of the talk as if I were preparing to teach it. That is, what follows contains what I think are interesting points for discussion in a Relief Society or priesthood lesson.

At first glance, Elder Hales’s talk here seems to be concerned with the Big Questions: Why am I here? Why am I suffering? And while Elder Hales certainly addresses these issues, the answers are not necessarily new or unexpected.

“As we ask these questions, we realize that the purpose of our life on earth is to grow, develop, and be strengthened through our own experiences.”

But Elder Hales takes his talk in an interesting direction with what follows:

“How do we do this? The scriptures give us an answer in one simple phrase: we ‘wait upon the Lord.’”

The underlying question around which the rest of the talk hangs is what it means to wait upon the Lord. And it is certainly a question worth asking. Read the rest of this entry »

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