Sunday, August 13, 2006

Spiritual Preparation Required to Receive Spiritual Communication

"In reality, the communication or hearing about divine truth can be
summarized in three words: revelation, commandments, blessings. However, it
is going to be a lifetime challenge to first hear and then heed the voice
of the Lord and His servants. . . . Spiritual preparation is a prerequisite
to receive a personal spiritual impression. . . . We must become 'a
saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord' and also become 'as
a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit
to' the will of the Lord, meaning His commandments. Then says the Lord,
'When we obtain any blessing . . . , it is by obedience to that law
upon which it is predicated' (D&C 130:21)."

( Charles Didier, "Man's Search for Divine Truth," Ensign, Nov. 2005, 48-49)

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