One of the things I love about Elder Bednar is how he takes gospel principles and breaks them down into really digestible steps or categories. This approach makes the application of those principles seem much more manageable or understandable. He’s a great teacher that way. In this particular talk, he analyzes the nuances of receiving revelation through the Holy Ghost.
“The Spirit of Revelation” by Elder David A. Bednar
Some of my favorite quotes were these:
“These tools of the adversary can impair and eventually destroy our capacity to recognize and respond to the subtle messages from God delivered by the power of His Spirit. Each of us should consider seriously and ponder prayerfully how we can reject the devil’s enticements and righteously “apply unto it,” even the spirit of revelation, in our personal lives and families.”
“We frequently may press forward hoping and praying—but without absolute assurance—that we are acting in accordance with God’s will. But as we honor our covenants and keep the commandments, as we strive ever more consistently to do good and to become better, we can walk with the confidence that God will guide our steps.”
What parts of his message stood out most to you? Did he help you better understand your own experiences with revelation? Share your thoughts in the comments below. If this is your first visit to GCBC, visit here to learn more about it and join the fun.
ROLL CALL: We’re a little more than halfway through all the talks since April’s general conference. It’s typical that by now, some of our participants and comments are starting to dwindle off. It’s a busy time of year and easy to lose momentum. I’m curious to know who is still “playing along” in GCBC, even if you’re not commenting. If you’re still reading the talks with us, say hi in the comments just so we can all get a better sense of GCBC community. And if you haven’t been and want to start now, or recommit, this is your chance, too. The more, the merrier.