Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Revelation

  • "Spiritual questions deserve spiritual answers from God."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "Joseph Smith"
    Topics: Revelation

  • "There are some practical principles that enhance revelation. First, yielding to emotions such as anger or hurt or defensiveness will drive away the Holy Ghost. Those emotions must be eliminated, or our chance for receiving revelation is slight"

    —Richard G. Scott, "How to Obtain Revelation and Inspiration for Your Personal Life"
    Topics: Revelation

  • "We prepare to receive personal revelation as the prophets do, by studying the scriptures, fasting, praying, and building faith. Faith is the key. Remember Joseph’s preparation for the First Vision: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God. … “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.” By unwavering faith, we learn for ourselves that “it is by faith that miracles are wrought.""

    —Robert D. Hales, "Personal Revelation: The Teachings and Examples of the Prophets"
    Topics: Revelation

  • "The Holy Ghost communicates with the spirit through the mind more than through the physical senses. This guidance comes as thoughts, as feelings, through impressions and promptings. It is not always easy to describe inspiration. The scriptures teach us that we may “feel” the words of spiritual communication more than hear them, and see with spiritual rather than with mortal eyes."

    —Boyd K. Packer, "Revelation in a Changing World"
    Topics: Revelation

  • "At some time in our lives each of us needs to be lifted up from a depression, from a sense of foreboding or inadequacy, or just from a plateau of spiritual mediocrity. Because it raises our spirits and helps us resist evil and seek good, I believe that the feeling of uplift that is communicated by reading the scriptures or by enjoying wholesome music, art, or literature is a distinct purpose of revelation."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "Eight Ways God Can Speak to You"
    Topics: Revelation

  • "The spirit of revelation is available to every person who receives by proper priesthood authority the saving ordinances of baptism by immersion for the remission of sins and the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost—and who is acting in faith to fulfill the priesthood injunction to “receive the Holy Ghost.” This blessing is not restricted to the presiding authorities of the Church; rather, it belongs to and should be operative in the life of every man, woman, and child who reaches the age of accountability and enters into sacred covenants. Sincere desire and worthiness invite the spirit of revelation into our lives."

    —David A. Bednar, "The Spirit of Revelation"
    Topics: Revelation

  • "We pray continuously for guidance, but we shouldn’t expect continuous revelation. We expect continuing revelation, which is the continuing assurance of revelation whenever we seek guidance and our circumstances are such that a wise and loving Lord chooses to give it to us."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "In His Own Time, in His Own Way"
    Topics: Revelation, Prayer

  • "To the young members of the Church, I promise that if you will listen, you will feel the Spirit well up within you. The Lord will tell you what He wants you to do with your life."

    —Robert D. Hales, "General Conference: Strengthening Faith and Testimony"
    Topics: Revelation, Inspiration

  • "Some might ask, 'Why doesn’t the inspiration come more easily and quickly?' The Lord taught Oliver Cowdery, 'You must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right.'"

    —Robert D. Hales, "General Conference: Strengthening Faith and Testimony"
    Topics: Revelation, Inspiration

  • "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."

    —David A. Bednar, "The Spirit of Revelation"
    Topics: Revelation, Covenants