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We are entering a new era in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—one which requires more of the Saints. Though the responsibility has always been there, there is a greater urgency placed in ministering and in teaching the gospel in our homes.
President Russel M. Nelson recently said, “In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost.” Personal revelation is one of the ways in which the Holy Ghost can guide and direct our lives. So, here are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to receiving personal revelation.
Do: Study the Scriptures, Be Prayerful, and Live the Gospel
Personal revelation takes effort and spiritual preparation. Prayer is the primary way we communicate with God. A prayerful fast can also be a powerful way to strengthen your spirit and prepare you for revelation. Furthermore, scripture study can strengthen your spirit and can place the seeds of greater revelation in your life.
Finally, the companionship of the Holy Ghost is necessary when seeking revelation, for “by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things” (Moroni 10:5). One of the primary roles of the Holy Ghost is to reveal truth. By living the principles of the gospel we can avoid behavior that drives the Holy Ghost away.
Don’t: Expect God to Make Every Decision For You
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