Sunday, September 08, 2013

Church Services This Week at Farmington 3rd Ward Farmington Stake Farmington Utah 8 Sep 2013

Sacrament ServicePersonal revelation is information from God.
Doctrine and Covenants 88:63
63 Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me; ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Moroni 10:4
4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
Seek to do the father's will always.
Pray always.
I often here people talk of that father does not want to be involved in the trivial matters of our life, yet he has told us to pray always.  If we pray always then often those prayer will have, so called, trivial things in them.
If we pray always and about “trivial” things we learn to hear his voice and what that voice sounds like.
“Much instruction has been given to man since the beginning which we do not possess now. … Some of our friends … are bold to say that we have everything written in the Bible which God ever spoke to man since the world began. … Does it remain for a people who never had faith enough to call down one scrap of revelation from heaven, and for all they have now are indebted to the faith of another people who lived hundreds and thousands of years before them, does it remain for them to say how much God has spoken and how much he has not spoken? … It is nowhere said in that volume by the mouth of God, that He would not, after giving, what is there contained, speak again” (History of the Church, 2:18)
Doctrine and Covenants 1:38
38 What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same.
It is our problem if you are not receiving revelation.  It is not the teachers or speakers at church that are the problem.  It is our poor behavior and our lack of preparation that is in our way.
Much of the revelation you receive is meant for you and only you.  Those experiences are sacred and are only shared as prompted to on specific occasions.  Some might never be shared.
Sunday SchoolLesson 34 - Doctrine and Covenants 136
The teacher said that the first group of saints that came across the plains took almost a year.  She said that subsequent groups took just over a hundred days.  They learned much from the first journey and so did many of the travelers that were not members of the church.  Several LDS settlements sprung up allow the way and were a support to travelers.

Being self reliant in a way is like the oxygen mask on a plane.  It could save your life and if you take care of preparing for yourself first then you can help others.
Elders QuorumChapter 17 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow
Testify with boldness and with love and reverence for the doctrine and also for the individual we are talking to.
We are accountable to follow promptings we receive and we are accountable for being prepared to be able to receive those promptings and for being prepared to declare doctrine and testimony.

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