"God's Children should learn to listen, then listen to learn from the Lord." -Russell M. Nelson
When I first saw this quote, (from April 1991 General Conference) I had to read it a few times to really let it sink in. President Nelson is teaching us a very important lesson here. You see, we live in a world where there is a lot of noise and distraction. Everyone is talking and no one is listening. The natural reaction is to respond and think later. This is not the Lord's way.⠀
As God's children, He has provided us a way to hear His voice and learn from Him. He very easily could have made it so we received his instruction by email or text. He could even broadcast it on the TV so everyone can hear it at the same time. No, He instead has chosen to give us counsel by the whispering of the Holy Ghost. Think about it: If we want to hear from our Father, we have to listen intently and with no distraction. His voice is clear and precise, it's up to us to hear It.⠀
There have been a few times in my life where I have heard this voice clearly and without question. The most important thing we can do in our lives is listening to and following the Holy Ghost. We should do everything in our power to have His companionship daily. We will NEVER be led astray as long as we can hear and recognize this great Gift!
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