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.
Elder Mathias Held