Friday, October 22, 2010
Language of the Spirit
So we recently had a mission wide meeting. At this meeting there were large groups of missionaries there to be trained, a lot like district meeting but from leaders with far more wisdom. So we discussed many wonderful topics that really invited the spirit and taught us how to become better missionaries. The topic that i would like to focus on is the language of the spirit. So the one who spoke on this his name is Elder Alan Packer of the Quorm of the 70. He is a very inspired man who has listened to the spirit and really has begun to understand it in his life and he was trying to help us understand it so we could become more effective. the reason it is so important to understand what the spirit is saying to you is because the spirit is the one that teaches us truth and brings things to our remembrance as it says in the gospel of John chapter 14:26 and in Galatians 5:22. These are excellent examples of what the spirit is and what it does. And so if we, as missionaries and even everyone could benefit from being guides by the spirit, then we could become such a greater help to all of those that we come in contact with. So this applies to us as missionaries because when we teach we know that the people aren't converted because of us, but because the Holy Ghost or spirit testifies to them that things are true. So if we can learn to have the spirit with us then we can have it help us to know what questions to ask and what to say in the very moment we need it. Which will help people come to know that we love and care about them and more importantly that God loves them and thats why we are teaching them is because we have been called by a prophet of God to share this message with everyone, and the spirit is the one that teaches, so if we continue to listen and follow the spirit the world will become better and the work will go so much better because we will have the Lords help with us at all times. And that is my testimony is the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.