President Johnson gives examples from her life on how to become "bound securely to the Savior" so that we can withstand the storms of life.
Bishop W. Christopher Waddell shares ways to stay connected to the one true source of knowledge—Jesus Christ—so we can make it safely back home to our Father in Heaven.
John B. Bingham invites us to contemplate the goodness of God in awe by acting to believe, recording experiences, and seeking "thin" places.
Melissa Western shares how she came to know the Savior, and her testimony that we can each replace our fear with lasting peace from Him.
Tracianne B. Neilsen describes "the messy middle of revelation." We can hear God better through things like self-care and gratitude.
Steven C. Harper explains how, by study and by faith, we can each become a spiritual seeker and arrive at "other side simplicity."
As we strive to actively receive and personally minister, we can create a home-court advantage for everyone around us.
Mark L. Pace explains how Christ's sheep still hear His voice by the power of the Holy Ghost. Daily gospel habits help us create change.
How can we faithfully discover the answers to our difficult questions? Elder Corbridge suggests how to keep the faith when we have moments of uncertainty.
Exercising humility and honesty when seeking answers to life's questions cultivates within us a humble uncertainty which expands our understanding.
The process of receiving revelation requires familiarizing ourselves with the Spirit. As children of God, all are entitled to His help.
Michael Orme shares how the principles of receiving revelation and understanding the Spirit are uniquely applied to Brigham Young University.
Professor Brianna M. Magnusson teaches that asking revealing questions will allow us to become familiar with receiving personal revelation.
What do a failed exam, a cut up degree, historical documents, and a screensaver have in common? A vision of ourselves and of BYU to remember and believe in.
Jay E. Jensen expounds on the importance of intentionally seeking the unspeakable gift of the Holy Ghost, which will instruct, guide, and testify to us.
The Holy Ghost guides us through promptings. We should use our spiritual abilities to receive and recognize the Spirit.
Michael A. Jensen teaches of the Holy Ghost and how we can recognize and receive revelation.
How does the Spirit speak to you? This devotional explores Joseph Smith's experience in the Sacred Grove and its similarities to our own experiences.
Prayer is a tool for comfort, peace, guidance, testimony, and forgiveness. How are you using prayer to access the powers of heaven?
As we learn to make important decisions, we must find the balance between seeking the Lord's guidance and having the courage to make our own choices.
With faith, clean living, pure motive, and the love of Christ, we can expect revelation every day through the Spirit of God.
Discerning our journey through the world entails, first, choosing specific worthy destinations rather than just drifting somewhere.
We ought to seek out the gift of discernment, which makes us quick to observe right from wrong, the needs of others, and the promptings of the Spirit.
Revelation is how we at BYU combine spiritual and secular knowledge. We can positively impact the world as we create a spiritual and temporal foundation.
Lanae Valentine teaches strategies that improve our ability to discern the will of the Lord. He is eager to answer us if we will listen.
At times we will go through trials and need to be lifted up. Control, attitude, and faith in God's power will create wind beneath our wings.
When we sin, we build a wall of stones around us, making it difficult to hear spiritual impressions. As we remove the stones, we gain guidance from God.
Trust in a perfect God gives us the confidence to act in faith, even when faced with difficult decisions or paralyzing fear.
Elaine S. Marshall offers some professional, personal, and scriptural perspectives on knowing, as well as the limits of temporal and spiritual knowledge.
Gerald N. Lund focuses on the challenge of learning how to hear, recognize, and follow the voice of the Lord.
An understanding of how personal revelation works will allow us to develop a closer relationship with God and to live better, happier lives.
The Lord can bless any of His children with an epiphany of knowledge and guidance. Consistent, strong inspiration is possible through the Holy Ghost.
We owe much to the Kirtland era of Church history. This time of the restoration is rich in visions, revealed doctrine, and essential progression.
It is difficult sometimes to hear the voice of the Spirit amid the noises of the world, but it is worth the effort to have the Spirit's guidance and peace.
Through the witness of the Book of Mormon and prophetic revelation, the gospel offers great answers to age-old questions of the soul.
There is a balance to be found in life between looking to the Lord's hand in all things and using your God-given agency to guide you through life.
My brothers and sisters, I want to begin by telling you that I feel and know the responsibility that is mine in talking to you this day. It is always an immense responsibility to talk of the ways of the Lord, and so I pray that I may be blessed to say the things of my heart, and that you will be able to receive them as they are meant,…
In order to accomplish the things we truly desire, we need ongoing guidance from the Lord. Ted E. Brewerton shares basic principles for seeking and following such revelation.
Cultivate a relationship with your Heavenly Father, and seek His guidance as you make important decisions. He will lead, protect, and help you.
Revelation serves many purposes necessary and beneficial: it testifies, prophesies, comforts, uplifts, informs, restrains, confirms, and impels.
Gospel learning comes both by the process of reason and revelation, and all must take care to learn by the Holy Ghost rather than be deceived by Satan.
You can make revelation a personal reality as you search the scriptures, commune with the Father, and live in keeping with divine commandments.
Discovering your mission in life is a daunting, but not impossible task. If you trust Him and have the courage to act, God will guide and shape your life.
We believe in the gift of prophecy. We can see today the fulfillment of prophecies from long ago, and they give us faith to follow our living prophets now.
Learning to listen to the promptings of the Spirit brings safety. Every worthy individual is entitled to the companionship of the Spirit. If you listen, you will find he is often more eager to help than we are to obey.
General conference is an opportunity to fulfill the commandment to "meet together oft," to edify one another, and to receive revelation.
We all seek answers to our prayers, and these six questions will help you determine whether a revelation is from the Lord.
The modern scriptures have received my attention and time during the twenty-six years I’ve been on the faculty at Brigham Young University—and for some time before then, in fact. I include in this body of material the sermons and writings of the General Authorities of the Church, especially the prophets, seers, and revelators of our dispensation. My special emphasis of study and teaching has been the Doctrine and Covenants. The…
Do we simply use our agency or do we rely on inspiration from God? The fact is that we can't move forward without either when we counsel with the Lord.
Intellectual study of the gospel is necessary, but cannot take the place of personal revelation that comes through searching and asking.
The things of the world, or of the flesh, must be learned by the methods of the world. The things of the spirit, however, must be learned by the Spirit.
You are just now on the threshold of life, with many important decisions to make. Make them wisely and in keeping with the teachings of the gospel.
Your life's journey is like a flight in an airplane—you need to pay careful attention to your instruments, and keep your sight fixed on your destination.
The great men of the sixth century believed in contemplation and in action, and they weren’t afraid to ask God for revelation.
Elder Harold B. Lee invites us, as Jesus commanded Paul, to "arise and stand upon thy feet." We can receive revelation and answer the call of the Lord.
God speaks to us through prophets and through personal revelation. However, we must be humble and watchful to receive His words.
Elder Joseph Fielding Smith speaks of historical and current events, especially in the Middle East, as fulfillment of prophecy given in the scriptures.