3 Basic Steps To Personal Revelation
President Thomas S. Monson in this months First Presidency Message said;
“ At the advent of the new year, I challenge Latter-day Saints everywhere to undertake a personal, diligent, significant quest for what I call the abundant life- a life filled with an abundance of success, goodness, and blessings.”
“DON’T LIMIT YOURSELF and don’t let others convince you that you are limited in what you can do. Believe in yourself and then live so as to reach your possibilities.”
The only way you can live an abundant life in an unlimited way is to receive personal revelation from God. All of us live below our possibilities and potential in working with God. It is impossible to achieve President Monson’s charging order by relying on your own strength or the arm of the flesh.
My branch president had a few minutes to fill in Sacrament meeting so he shared with us three keys for personal revelation. The three basic principles of revelation he taught are;
First is stop. Too many live in a fast paced hectic world and many have too much noise drowning out the messages from God. Cut out the TV even if it is background noise. In my opinion the TV and also the Internet is Satan’s Weapon of Mass Distraction and pornography is his Weapon of Mass Destruction, two types of WMD’s. The distractions through the noise and sin stop you from receiving revelation.
Second is look. Receiving personal revelation from God is not passive it requires you to take action. The more action you take, the more revelation you receive. Look for God and His message in the scriptures, look for Him in the words of the living prophets, look for Him in hymns, look for Him in the world around you. Jesus Christ created the world, all you have to do to find evidences of Him is to look outside. Look for Christ through friends and family who are spiritually minded.
Third is listen. Some worry if their impression is from them or from God. My advice is if it inspires you to do good just do it and don’t worry about if it is from you or God.