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The following was written by Brother Tad R. Callister, Sunday School General President for the Deseret News. To read the full article, click here.
One of the ways we can enhance our personal revelation is to write down and record spiritual insights and impressions when they come. When we do so, we show the Lord we value His counsel and are ready for more.
Before I left to preside over the Canada Toronto Mission, Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, invited me to take the time to record every spiritual impression I received. I have tried to follow that counsel. One night, while on my mission, I kept getting in and out of bed. Finally, my wife said: “Why do you keep popping in and out of bed?” I replied, “Because I had several impressions and felt the need to write them down.” On occasions prior to my mission, I had had impressions while in bed and simply thought, “I will write them down in the morning when it is more convenient.” But you know what happens when you do that — you often forget the exact impression or lose the power of the message.
The Lord taught the foregoing principle to Joseph Smith and Sydney Rigdon as they received the marvelous vision on the three kingdoms of glory. Three times He commanded them, “to write while [they] were yet in the Spirit” (see Doctrine and Covenants 76:28, 80, 113). Similarly, when Alma received revelation, “he wrote [the words] down that he might have them” (Mosiah 26:33).
Recording spiritual promptings results in at least the following blessings:
First, it preserves the integrity of the message.
To read the full article on the Deseret News, click here.