General Conference thoughts: Seeking Knowledge by the Spirit

To communicate with the Spirit of the Lord is our right, His blessing, and critical to our spiritual survival.  In one of the most oft quoted statements since he said it, President Nelson warned “in coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost” (Russell M. Nelson, “Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives,”Ensign or Liahona, May 2018, 96).  So yes, this kind of talk that helps me learn how to recognize the Spirit is important to me.

While talks such as this are helpful as guidelines we need to remember they are guidelines.  The way the Spirit speaks to me will be in my language and understanding and the way the Spirit speaks to you will be in your language.  I’m talking about more than our cultural speech I’m talking about our soul’s communication.  Our goal is to learn how He will speak to us personally.

So we take talks like this and we make note of the guidelines and then we practice it.  We practice until we learn for ourselves how this is going to work.  Since we live in a time when the “very elect can be deceived” it should be a priority.

Seeking Knowledge by the Spirit

Elder Mathias Held

2 thoughts on “General Conference thoughts: Seeking Knowledge by the Spirit

  1. Thank you so much for this insight. In my youth, I missed many messages from the Spirit because I was looking for a “burning in the bosom” and didn’t recognize how He was really speaking to me. Learning how the Spirit communicates with me personally is exactly like learning how anyone else communicates with me in subtle ways — It is a matter of developing a relationship. The closer relationship I have with someone, the more I recognize their communication clues. My goal is to maintain a close relationship with the Holy Ghost so that I can recognize when he is telling me something. Thanks again!

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