With General Conference coming up in one week, I have thought about how important it is to follow the counsel of the living prophet.
Many people live in darkness, unsure of God’s will. They believe that the heavens are closed and that people must face the world’s perils alone. But as Latter-day Saints, we are blessed to know that the Lord, through his prophet, will instruct us on current matters. In Amos 3:7 the Lord says, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." Our Father in Heaven is not an absent Father, he will never leave us alone. He will always guide us and give us counsel. This is why he calls prophets, so that we are no longer in darkness.
Early in this dispensation the Lord made it clear just how important the counsel of his prophets is: “What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same.” (D&C 1:38) It is reassuring to know that in our time, when self-proclaimed experts on every topic and issue offer conflicting advice and opinions, we can rely and trust on one source for the truth. As we listen to the counsel of our latter-day prophets, we will find clear, consistent answers and leadership.
I know that there is only one true prophet on the face of the earth who speaks to all the world on behalf of the Lord, whose servant he is. Following the guidance given by our prophet is vital and will lead us to happiness and safety.
P.S. General Conference is next weekend, Apr. 2nd-3rd. Come and listen to the prophet of the world!