I am in awe of the beauty and majesty in words chosen for the new young women’s theme announced in General Conference on Saturday. As sister Bonnie H. Cordon read it to all of us for the first time, the Spirit warmed my heart and I knew that it will change lives. Heck, it has already changed mine.

 

I’m not a young woman anymore. But I have decided to memorize the new theme because being able to say “I am a beloved daughter of heavenly parents with a divine nature and eternal destiny” brings me strength and courage.

 

I wish I had grown up with this theme. It makes me want to go out and improve the lives of all around me. It also reminds me gently that I have work to do, and I’m eager to do it.

 

There is so much power in words. The power of saying “I will” is a personal vow. Whether you realize it or not your subconscious is listening. And saying these powerful words will give you strength when you need it.

 

I have found many times that the Lord whispers the words to primary songs or hymns to me. And it’s when I finally pay attention to the music I’ve been singing in my mind that I get the message, and the strength, that He has been trying to give me.

 

Power in words

 

I also realize, reading this theme, that I need to work harder as a mom and wife to keep the Spirit in our home. I feel I have been distracted, and that my family needs my spiritual power and my voice to keep them strong.

 

Our prophets have cautioned that there are difficult times ahead. But family is the strongest unit in society, and together we can face anything. I feel the Lord is strengthening all of us with the new theme.

 

I sense that this new theme is just the beginning of great things. For those who have not heard yet, here is the new Young Women’s theme. I love it and commend those who worked so hard to word it so powerfully. May we all live up to this new ideal, whether we are teenagers or many years past.

 

New Young Women’s Theme

 

 

 

 

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Patty Sampson About Patty Sampson
Patty thrives on all things creative. You’ll often find her in the garden pretending she is a suburban farmer. She loves meeting new people, and is devoted to her friends and family. In her heart she is a Midwesterner even though life has moved her all over the country. She believes in “blooming where you’re planted” and has found purpose in every place she has been. She has a deep and abiding love for the Savior and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And she loves editing LDS Blogs because it is a constant spiritual uplift. Not many people can say their job builds their witness of the Savior.

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