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“And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit”

April 8, 2015

I came across this talk by Sister Julie B. Beck for the first time in a while today. It is really an incredible sermon that talks about faith in Christ, the blessings of having the Holy Spirit to guide us through personal revelation, and the role of the Relief Society organization in teaching, inspiring, and strengthening the sisterhood of Christ.

Sister Beck explains “The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life.” 

Why is this the case? Because the Spirit teaches us to do the right things. It guides us to go, do, and be what God wants us to be. Personal revelation will help lift us above life’s trials, tribulations, and tragedies. It will comfort us and help us to move forward. Personal revelation will never “run out” unless we let it, in fact, Sister Beck calls it “a constantly renewable source of strength.” Who doesn’t need that? Personal revelation helps each of us to “prioritize correctly and navigate this life confidently.” Without it, the path before us gets darker and more confusing. 

What do you think–why would being able to receive personal revelation be the single most important skill we can acquire in this life?

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