quotes tagged with 'whisper'

When I as a boy first started out in the ministry, I would frequently go out and ask the Lord to show me some marvelous thing, in order that I might receive a testimony. But the Lord withheld marvels from me, and showed me the truth, line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little, until he made me to know the truth from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet, and until doubt and fear had been absolutely purged from me. He did not have to send an angel from the heavens to do this, nor did he have to speak with the trump of an archangel. By the whisperings of the still small voice of the Spirit of the living God, he gave to me the testimony I possess. And by this principle and power he will give to all the children of men a knowledge of the truth.

Author: President Joseph F. Smith, Source: Gospel Doctrine, 5th ed. [1939], 7Saved by mlsscaress in truth revelation knowledge testimony holyghost gentle whisper 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When we seek inspiration to help make decisions, the Lord gives gentle promptings. These require us to think, to exercise faith, to work, to struggle at times, and to act. Seldom does the whole answer to a decisively important matter or complex problem come all at once. More often, it comes a piece at a time, without the end in sight.

Author: Elder Richard G. Scott, Source: Conference Report, Oct. 1989, 40Saved by mlsscaress in revelation inspiration faith process work think holyghost struggle seek gentle whisper 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Some [people] have looked exclusively for the great manifestations that are recorded in the scriptures and have failed to recognize the still, small voice that is given to them. … We need to know that the Lord rarely speaks loudly. His messages almost always come in a whisper. …Not understanding these principles of revelation, some people postpone acknowledging their testimony until they have experienced a miraculous event. They fail to realize that with most people … gaining a testimony is not an event but a process.

Author: Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Source: Ensign, Mar. 1997, 11–12, 14Saved by mlsscaress in revelation process quiet testimony holyghost acknowledge discern answers whisper soft 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Many of you know what I am talking about when I talk of “hosanna moments," those transcendent moments in our lives when, without warning, we are overwhelmed by a close encounter with eternity, a surprise of the spirit–those moments when, while engaged in the temporal rhythms of our daily and earth- encrusted lives, comfortably duped by familiar routines, we are suddenly brought face-to-face with the holy, swept by the Spirit of God into a transcendent reality, overwhelmed by undeniable evidence of a literal Father in Heaven who knows you and knows me and is somehow interested and involved in our lives. The "We'll-Sing-and-We'll-Shout" moment is that moment when our God, Brother-of-Jared-ing us, reaches his hand through the veil to startle our sensibilities, to reassure, to comfort, to guide, to prod, to change our course. Then our spirits soar, our souls are renewed, and we can never really be the same again.

Author: Richard H. Cracroft, Source: BYU Devotional 29 June 1993, de Jong Concert HallSaved by mlsscaress in knowledge holyghost involved evidence moment awareness interested surprise whisper renewed 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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