Why do we need Personal Revelation?

Perhaps you have had this lesson already in your young women class–if you haven’t hopefully you will in the next week or two. While I was preparing to teach this lesson to the young women of the Amsterdam ward, (they are amazing YW!), I kept coming back to the question, why do we need personal revelation? Why can’t we just rely on our own wisdom and experiences to guide us through life? The answer is simple. Heavenly Father knows more than us.

When you say a prayer and receive an answer, doesn’t that just make you feel like God cares about you and is totally aware of you? Even if the answer isn’t what you wanted or expected the fact that you received an answer must mean something. It means that what you do matters. What you choose is important.

We need personal revelation because it shows us how to live our fullest life.

President Russel M. Nelson said, “Imagine the miracle of it! We can pray to our Heavenly Father and receive guidance and direction, be warned about dangers and distractions, and be enabled to accomplish things we simply could not do on our own. If we will truly receive the Holy Ghost and learn to discern and understand His promptings, we will be guided in matters large and small.”

We have not been put on this earth without help. Whether answers to our prayers come from the scriptures, prophets, patriarchal blessing, loved ones, or simply from a feeling we have from the Spirit, God is aware of each of us and wants to help us.

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A 32-year-old mother of two and wife to Brett. A lover of all things covered in sprinkles, organizing and anything New York City related. Currently calling Amsterdam home.

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  • Ada Bowler
    May 15, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Ashley, I am preparing this lesson right now! Thank you for your insight!

    xoxo Ada