09 May 2011

Offering Comfort

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“For when a man speaketh by the power of the Holy Ghost the power of the Holy Ghost carrieth it unto the hearts of the children of men”
2 Nephi 33:1

We sometimes wonder how it feels to really ‘hear’ the voice of the Holy Ghost. President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve gave us an ideal understanding of that moment in his 1991 talk ‘How Does the Spirit Speak to Us? He said:
“We do not have the words—even the scriptures do not have the words—which perfectly describe the Spirit. The scriptures usually use the word voice. That does not exactly fit—it does, but it doesn’t. These very delicate, fine spiritual communications are not seen with our eyes nor heard with our ears; it is a voice that one feels more than hears.
When we experience a spiritual communication, we are wont to say within ourselves, “This is it. Now I understand.” That is what is meant by those words in the revelations. Nephi explained it this way:
“Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do” (2 Nephi 32:3)"

A spiritual communication should be a very important part of our day. It should be something we actively pursue. We came from Heavenly parents, it’s in us to be able to find that communication that saves spiritually.
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