The Lord depends on His daughters to do their part to strengthen the homes of Zion and build His kingdom on the earth, said Sister Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president.

"As they seek and qualify for personal revelation, the Lord will pour out His Spirit upon His handmaids in these latter days."

Speaking during the Saturday morning session, Sister Beck said that in the past year an overwhelming testimony of the value of daughters of God has grown in her. "So much depends on them," she said. "In my visits with the sisters, I have felt that there has never been a greater need for increased faith and personal righteousness. There has never been a greater need for strong families and homes. There has never been more that could be done to help others who are in need."

So, she continued, "How does one increase faith, strengthen families and provide relief?"

The ability to qualify for, receive and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life, she said. "Qualifying for the Lord's Spirit begins with a desire for that Spirit and implies a certain degree of worthiness."

Revelation, she explained, can come hour by hour and moment by moment as Latter-day Saint women do the right things. "Because personal revelation is a constantly renewable source of strength, it is possible to feel bathed in help even during turbulent times."

The Lord provided a Relief Society to help His daughters in these latter days, Sister Beck added. "When Relief Society functions in an inspired way, it lifts women up and out of a troubled world and into a way of living that prepares them for the blessings of eternal life…. Through Relief Society, sisters can receive answers to their questions and be blessed by the combined spiritual power of all the sisters."

Sister Beck said good women have a desire to know if they are succeeding. "In a world where the measures of success are often distorted, it is important to seek appreciation and affirmation from proper sources," she explained.

Latter-day Saint women are doing well, she added, when they are seeking to improve themselves and do their best. "We are doing well when we increase faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and seek out and help others who are in need. We know we are successful if we live so that we qualify for, receive and know how to follow the Spirit."

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