One of the great lessons that each of us needs to learn is to ask. Why does the Lord want us to pray to Him and to ask? Because that is how revelation is received.
When I am faced with a very difficult matter, this is how I try to understand what to do. I fast. I pray to find and understand scriptures that will be helpful. That process is cyclical. I start reading a passage of scripture; I ponder what the verse means and pray for inspiration. I then ponder and pray to know if I have captured all the Lord wants me to do. Often more impressions come with increased understanding of doctrine. I have found that pattern to be a good way to learn from the scriptures.
There are some practical principles that enhance revelation. First, yielding to emotions such as anger or hurt or defensiveness will drive away the Holy Ghost. Those emotions must be eliminated, or our chance for receiving revelation is slight.
Another principle is to be cautious with humor. Loud, inappropriate laughter will offend the Spirit. A good sense of humor helps revelation; loud laughter does not. A sense of humor is an escape valve for the pressures of life.
Another enemy to revelation comes from exaggeration or loudness in what is stated. Careful, quiet speech will favor the receipt of revelation.
On the other hand, spiritual communication can be enhanced by good health practices. Exercise, reasonable amounts of sleep, and good eating habits increase our capacity to receive and understand revelation. We will live for our appointed life span. However, we can improve both the quality of our service and our well-being by making careful, appropriate choices.
It is important that our daily activities do not distract us from listening to the Spirit.
Revelation can also be given in a dream when there is an almost imperceptible transition from sleep to wakefulness. If you strive to capture the content immediately, you can record great detail, but otherwise it fades rapidly. Inspired communication in the night is generally accompanied by a sacred feeling for the entire experience. The Lord uses individuals for whom we have great respect to teach us truths in a dream because we trust them and will listen to their counsel. It is the Lord doing the teaching through the Holy Ghost. However, He may in a dream make it both easier to understand and more likely to touch our hearts by teaching us through someone we love and respect.
– Richard G. Scott, “How to Obtain Revelation and Inspiration for your Personal Life“, April 2012 General Conference
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I just wish I could wear them more often, but with my knee the way it is, I have to limit my time in these shoes. These are also the shoes I was wearing when I fell and injured my knee more. I still love them and still wear them to church, and probably will wear them more when my knee gets better!
Our King Size bed! Oh my gosh I absolutely LOVE it!
In fact, I am missing it right now. I have given it up for Kevin so he can get as much rest as possible without me bothering him after his surgery. I don't want to chance waking him up when I get up in the middle of the night. Our mattress is so comfortable, how we ever survived without a king size bed I do not know. We have never slept so well in our entire married lives. This has been the best thing we ever bought. The photo above is our exact mattress, but we have two twin boxsprings underneath. I love that we got it for a great price too. We got it for the a little more than the price you would pay for a very nice twin mattress and boxspring. Not a bad deal, right? It certainly was a terrific deal, and we got it at Big Lots of all the places. I couldn't believe it either. Best purchase we have made in a very long time!
The Plan of Salvation Hits the Streets!
Usually, when you are teaching the plan of Salvation, it's good to have a diagram of what it looks like.
Like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words...
How many words is this worth?
You see a lot of graffiti in New York... but not quite like this!
This shares an uplifting message that hits home for all of us...
Many people came with questions...
We came with answers (:
Here in New York, many people feel as if they are alone...
But, we are all brothers and sisters...
And we want everyone to know it!
We invite all to share it, and we invite all to learn about our Heavenly Father's wonderful plan for us!
If you have any questions, please visit Mormon.org or contact us (: We would love to hear from you!