Reader voices: I followed an apostle's words and received the promised blessing

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  • beatrice Beaverton, OR
    June 5, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    What Chris "heard" are the Words of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.
    To Him be the glory, NOT a speaker at an event.
    These words of guidance and trust are available in the Holy Bible...and they
    are in no way connected to not fasting, not dressing down for an "endowment"
    ceremony, etc.

    There are those who cannot fast...and the Holy Spirit speaks to them as to us...
    There are those who cannot get to a "temple" buiding, and yet receive the same
    Comfort and Guidance from our God.

    It is wonderful this man received the guidance he so desperately needed to clear
    his thinking and guide his decisions.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    June 5, 2012 6:11 a.m.

    Wow! Great letter! Speaking personally, I need to be far better at putting into practice all the amazing counsel and guidance we receive from the Brethren at Conference. It is so wonderful to be blessed to have living Prophets to follow. The very fact that we have to try to be worthy to attend the temple is terrific. Makes me a far better person for sure. Our Savior and His father really do love us as do all the Brethren in the First Presidency and the Quorums who have stewardship over us.

  • bobosmom small town, Nebraska
    June 4, 2012 10:45 p.m.

    I loved his talk. Bismarck temple is such a special temple. We've been there several times. I love elder scotts talk. Thank you for publishing your experience.

  • ulvegaard Medical Lake, Washington
    June 3, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    I teach the 16/17 year olds in Sunday School. One thing I stress is the need to live a life that is in tune with the spirit; because especially in today's world, we need access to this type of personal revelation to guide our lives.

    It is unfortunate how many criticize the concept of living prophets who can not only be a source of revelation, but who instruct us so eloquently as to how we may receive revelation within our own spheres.

    Like the good brother from Lindon, Stephen Ehat, I too have benefited from personal revelation in my own life. Articles like this are always timely.

  • Stephen Kent Ehat Lindon, UT
    June 3, 2012 8:03 a.m.

    Thank you, Christopher, for sharing this account of your experience. What you say reminds me of a thought that for years now has come to me during each and every General Conference. It seems that each General Conference presents exactly what I need to hear and each General Conference seems better than the prior one. I'm sure you are probably finding that to be true, too.