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Drawing from personal experiences, scriptures and teachings from past and present Church leaders, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared 14 principles on personal revelation in a Thursday, May 27, online devotional — principles that can help missionaries to feel and recognize the Spirit.

“Revelation is a life skill, not just a temporary way to be an effective missionary,” Elder Renlund said. “As we use the gift of the Holy Ghost in this way, we will find that the Holy Ghost becomes a companion who can be relied upon, trusted and depended on more. You can receive revelation.

“As you learn those skills to use the gift of the Holy Ghost that you’ve received, God will change your future for good. He will bless you, He will protect you, He will help you. I know this to be true.”

Elder Benjamin M.Z. Tai, a General Authority Seventy and assistant executive director in the Missionary Department, conducted the devotional, available worldwide via the missionaries’ online portal.

1. Revelation is needed to hear God’s voice

“As we learn from the sacrament prayers, if we are willing to take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ, always remember Him and keep His commandments, we can lay claim to having the Holy Ghost with us every day and every hour. Revelation can be constant and ongoing, said Elder Renlund, who then quoted President Russell M. Nelson:

“If we are to have any hope of sifting through the myriad of voices and the philosophies of men that attack truth, we must learn to receive revelation. … [I]n coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting and constant influence of the Holy Ghost.”

2. Learning to receive revelation takes work

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