Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Lord's Spirit

"I would like to ask now about the Lord’s Spirit. What is that spirit that He puts on us that He has promised? That spirit is the power to know His will and to do His will. It is the power of personal revelation. We know that all righteous power in the universe comes from the Lord. It is His priesthood power that makes everything happen. All the universe, the planets, all the order that happens in this world and others comes about because of the priesthood power of God. He helps revelation happen in our lives. We share in that when we have that spirit. All the gifts and blessings of the priesthood are available to men and women alike. Those blessings such as the Holy Ghost, the priesthood covenants that we find in temples, and the spiritual gifts that are promised to every one of Heavenly Father’s children are given for our benefit."

"With the Lord’s Spirit, weak and simple women can know what to do. I have been to places in the world where women aren’t able to read. They haven’t had the opportunity or have not been taught, but because of the Lord’s power that is placed upon them, the covenants they have made in the temple, and His Spirit that is poured out upon them, they are powerful women. They can discern His will, solve major problems, and feel peace, comfort, and guidance in their lives. Education is wonderful, but being able to feel the Lord’s power and Spirit upon us is the highest education we can achieve. With that, we have power and influence. Without it, we will not be able to navigate in this life. The adversary will pick us off one by one, and we will be drawn off course by the many, many voices that are out there distracting us. With the Lord’s Spirit upon us, we are strong and solid and will be able to walk with Him."

Julie B Beck, BYU Women's Conference 2010

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