President M. Russell Ballard released the following video 和 blog post this past week, detailing how he 听s the voice of the Lord.
Since the early days of my life, I have sought to 听 the voice of the Lord 和 understand His guiding hand in my life. A defining moment in my journey to understand His voice came while I served as a young missionary in England. This experience has shaped the rest of my life. I think of this moment as 上 e of the first times that I have felt very, very close to heaven.
As I was walking along that river, all alone, I said a prayer in my 听t. I desired to feel some guidance from the Lord. I pled that He would be pleased with what I was trying to do. I asked, “我在做什么吗？”
I did not 听 a voice. I did not see any angels. But I had an impact within my bosom—within my 听t—从来没有离开过我那一刻是我第一次了解离天堂非常非常近的感觉。
作为一名20岁的传教士，我从这次经历中学到了教训： hear 最终从天堂感受到我们 hearts. And then hopefully that feeling trickles up into our minds, where it helps guide us to follow what we 听. From this experience, 和 countless others, I have learned that we must be still to 听 the Lord’的声音。耶和华说的很清楚“Be 仍然, 和 know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).
While technology has often been a blessing in my life, it can also be a distraction that places a barrier between us 和 our ability to 听 the Lord’s voice. I tell my grandchildren that they should set aside quiet time each day to think about their lives 和 ponder what the Lord wants them to do.
Receiving revelation 上 ly comes, at least in my case, when I have those 仍然 和 quiet moments. I have found I cannot connect with heaven in a mass of clutter. You have to find those quiet moments in your life when you can contemplate the things of the Spirit. In my experience, when I am in that mode 和 striving to be 仍然, that’s当我得到印象时。那’当我想到我知道来自天堂时。
例如，我在通话中进行了很多交谈。我不’通常，除非有时间限制，否则通常将它们写出来。所以，我通常认为“好吧，我该怎么说？”有时答案是在深夜—我这一天很安静。我赢了’t 听 a voice but rather an impression 上帝在促使我去做和说些什么。
Hear, Feel, Learn, 和 Know
I have also found that profound 精神ual insight can come from reading 和 listening to the gospel being taught 通过 those who are witnesses of the Lord, Jesus Christ. As I have 听d their words, I’我感觉到一切改变了我的精神转变。
I encourage missionaries wherever I go to recognize that conversion, reactivation, 和 even staying active in The Church of Jesus Christ always begins with what people feel more than what they 知道。 One of the great blessings of 听ing the Lord 和 feeling the power of the Lord is that the Holy Ghost can cause us to listen, feel, learn, and know.
我永远感谢在英国年轻的传教士时所经历的塑身经历，因为它教会了我体验主的感受’是我生活中的指导手。 71年后的今天，我可以大胆地证明，我们有幸能够“Hear Him”在我们的现代世界中。愿我们每个人都努力争取安静的时刻，不要分心，以感觉到主在我们生活中的同在。