Sunday, September 12, 2010

Today's Spiritual Message: The Voice of the Spirit

I am particularly impressed that this message was given 17 years ago (or in 1993, which, in my opinion, was at least three or four years before even the Internet took off - let alone broadband, smart phones, Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).



Here is the full text of the message:  http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=7706

Indeed, moral values and religious values, in general, are coming under attack more and more.  They are seen as old fashioned, outdated, juvenile, or even as stemming from "neurological disorder."

We live in a constant monsoon of information.  Yet, in this "information age," I feel like many of us are "Ever learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth" (2 Timothy 3: 7).

The most important truth I know of is that we are literally sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father, God.

To me, it is a simple and sublime truth.

On the other hand, how many in this world know or believe this plain and precious truth?  Put another way, how many deride it as childish, foolish, or illogical, and so put their trust in the arm of the flesh, ever learning and never able to come to a knowledge that God is our Father (the truth)?

This true disorder (or state of confusion), is much like the people at the time of Christ:  They ever clamored for  things they could not understand (think Stephen Hawking), and so "look[ed] beyond the mark" of their true Messiah, Jesus Christ (See Jacob 4: 14).

I know and testify that Jesus is the living Christ, the Son of the living God.  I know that we are all sons and daughters of God and can become like Him if we will follow the voice of the Spirit.

How do I know these things?  By the same way all of God's prophets learned truth: by the voice of the Spirit (See 1 Nephi 22: 2; Moroni 10: 5; Jacob 4: 13; Alma 5: 45-46; see also Guide to the Scriptures, Holy Ghost).

1 comment:

Christy said...

I really like the images that you picked for this post. The message is beautiful too!