But there is even more good news for those who question their ability to receive and recognize revelation despite their sincere but often seemingly ineffective efforts to do so. It is that you are likely doing better at receiving revelation than you think. The scriptures make clear that it is possible to be influenced by the Holy Ghost and not fully recognize it.
The question that I would like to present to all of us today is “How can we keep our spiritual lifeblood flowing so that we will have the strength and the ability to continue our journey to return again to be with the Savior and our Heavenly Father?”
The most meaningful achievement in life—is to use all the combined powers of our mortal and spiritual perceptions in order to center ourselves firmly on Jesus Christ and the infinite power of His Atonement so that every aspect of our lives will be charged and illuminated by the fire of the Lord.
Just as a reliable physical heart is needed to provide nourishment to our physical bodies, a reliable spiritual heart is needed to provide nourishment to our spirits. Our spiritual heart draws us closer to our Heavenly Father. It prompts us to serve and to love each other as family members, friends, and neighbors. It burns with faith and testimony, protects against sin, and gives strength and hope in times of trial.
So, too, obedience to God’s laws preserves our freedom, flexibility, and ability to achieve our potential. The commandments are not intended to restrict us. Rather, obedience leads to increased spiritual stability and long-term happiness.
Today, as you look to the future—as your future “commences,” if you will—the words of an often-quoted Chinese proverb are worth taking seriously: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
When you hold a personal morning devotional every day, I promise you again that your life will be changed. Joseph Smith also promised us: “If you will obey the Gospel with honest hearts, I promise you in the name of the Lord, that the gifts as promised by our Saviour will follow you.”
The Lord’s invitation to seek our daily bread at our Heavenly Father’s hand speaks of a loving God, aware of even the small, daily needs of His children and anxious to assist them, one by one.
The admonitions that we receive from our leaders to attend church, pray, read the scriptures, and remain worthy of the influence of the Holy Ghost can be viewed as reminders to regularly correct our courses by reference to divine standards.
Good friends help keep us on the high ground. Good friends strengthen us and help us live the commandments when we are with them. True friends will not make us choose between the Lord’s ways and their ways.
Not unlike physical maps, we have spiritual maps to help guide and direct us to our ultimate destination—back to our heavenly home.
We must keep room in our lives for Christ and for faith if we are to be happy and successful on life's journey. Preparedness is key to this endeavor.
Is the Church found in chapels? Temples? Homes? Only if it is first in the hearts of its members. "The kingdom of God is within you."
Using the tagline, "spiritual is as spiritual does," Mary Ellen Edmunds reminds us that spirituality is determined by the steps we take to develop it.
As you seek valuable secular education, remember that your spiritual education must take first priority in order to secure eternal knowledge and blessings.
Spiritual leprosy, like physical leprosy, can cause us to lose feeling. Yet, like physical illness, we can be healed through courage and the help of Christ.
Reflecting on his upbringing in Tooele, UT, Elder Dunn shares stories of his community heritage and invites us to embrace our common spiritual heritage.
Are we sometimes guilty of portraying a righteous appearance but lacking true spiritual substance? Spencer J. Condie explores the essence of real godliness.
There are many talents worth pursuing, but none that surpass the talent of spirituality. Elder Rector gives suggestions to help us improve this talent.
Don't be like the man who, in the parable of the king's wedding feast, appeared without the proper clothes. Get spiritually dressed; prepare to meet God.
Vaughn J. Featherstone shares poignant experiences that illustrate some of the virtues we need to seek out if we want greater spirituality in our lives.
Like the prophets and people of the scriptures, you can have a personal experience with the Savior. He will tarry with you, as He did with them.
All too often our carnal nature manifests itself by selfishness and anger. By nurturing our spiritual side, we can become "something higher than self."
We, as the apostles did long ago, must ask the Lord, “Whither shall we go?” He will guide us in on the path that leads back to our Heavenly Father.
Living the gospel is about so much more than checking boxes. Keep your spirituality strong by focusing on the spirit, rather than the letter, of the law.