Monday, August 28, 2006

Be Open

“Tell the people to be humble and faithful, and be sure to keep the spirit of the Lord and it will lead them right. Be careful and not turn away the small still voice; it will teach you what to do and where to go; it will yield the fruits of the kingdom. Tell the brethren to keep their hearts open to conviction, so that when the Holy Ghost comes to them, their hearts will be ready to receive it.”

The Prophet further directed Brigham Young as follows: “They can tell the Spirit of the Lord from all other spirits; it will whisper peace and joy to their souls; it will take malice, hatred, strife and all evil from their hearts; and their whole desire will be to do good, bring forth righteousness and build up the kingdom of God” (Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1846–1847, comp. Elden J. Watson, Salt Lake City, 1971, p. 529).
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3 comments:

Barb said...

I read this the other day and went to the link and promptly put that link on my comments list. Just wanted to let you know I appreciated it. This is one of my favorite blogs for content. I often read without commenting. I have sent a couple of links to various articles to friends as well. I have a titlte of official commentor at Piebolar so I have to conserve my commenting energies so I have enough tot say there lol.

Barb said...

lot not tot --maye I should proofread before pushing enter...

Barb said...

I just read the quote again as to how you can tell the Spirit of the Lord from other spirits as it takes away malice... This reminds me that I found a set of scriptures that I was told belonged to my grandmother. Very little was marked in this. She was Lutheran and I do not think it was generally encouraged to do markings. She did have marked the passages in Galatinas that talk about the fruits of the Spirit including kindness. It was like grandma was speaking to me from the grave by marking that portion. My Grandma was a sweet and wonderful woman. I asked my mom what mental image she calls up when she remembers her mom. My mom said she did usually picture what she looked like. She thought of what it was like to be around her. It was a special feeling for her to be around her gentle and kind mother.