Personal Revelation

What is Personal Revelation?
Personal Revelation

Why do I need personal revelation?

There are a few activities that would be wonderful for mutual night-

“The egg walk”- this activity is perfect for mutual/FHE/Activity days etc.

Personal Revelation

Find a grassy area where you can walk bare footed.  Place Blindfolds on your participants, and have them walk through your designated area with out stepping on an egg.  Someone must guide and direct through voice only.

The person guiding represents our Heavenly Father- and person blindfolded represents us- Only Heavenly Father sees the big picture so can guide us through our journey safely.

Personal Revelation

Another activity you can do at mutual or during class-

Give everyone a piece of paper- have them write a simple sentence 
Pass the paper and have the next person draw a picture of the sentence-
next- fold the paper right under the sentence- then pass the paper (so they can not see the original sentence,only the picture) keep folding and passing-

This shows how communication can be mis-interpreted – Making personal revelation so very important.  

Many voices in the world compete for your attention, and they can easily drown out spiritual impressions if you are not careful. (Preach my Gospel pg 96)

Richard G. Scott said in How to receive revelation “Heavenly Father did not put us on earth to fail but to succeed gloriously”

“God loves you and all His children.  He is anxious to support you in your practical and specific challenges.  You have been promised inspiration to know what to do and have been given the power to do it” see D&C 43:15-16 (Preach my Gospel pg 89)

“Communication with our Heavenly Father is not a trivial matter.  It is a sacred privilege.” Richard G Scott

I really love what the bible dictionary says about revelation 

The bible dictionary says “Divine revelation is one of the grandest concepts and principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for without it, man could not know of the things of God and could not be saved with any degree of salvation in the eternities.  Continuous revelation from God to his saints, through the Holy ghost or by other means, such as visions, dreams, or visitations, makes possible daily guidance along true paths and lead the faithful soul to complete and eternal salvation in the celestial kingdom.”  “It is the making known of divine truth by communication with the heavens, and consists not only of revelation of the plan of salvation to the Lord’s prophets but also a confirmation in the hearts of the believers that the revelation to the  prophets is true.  It also consists of individual guidance for every person who seeks for it and follows the prescribed course of faith, repentance, and obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ.  “The Holy Ghost is a revelator,” said Joseph Smith” “without revelation, all would be guesswork, darkness, and confusion.

Studying the following will help with learning how the Spirit talks to us (Preach my Gospel)

Activity: Personal or Companion Study

Study the following table. Think of times when you have experienced any of the feelings, thoughts, or impressions described in the passages below. As you study and gain experience, add other passages to this list. Think of how you can use these principles to help others feel and recognize the Spirit.
Gives feelings of love, joy, peace, patience, meekness, gentleness, faith, and hope.
Gives ideas in the mind, feelings in the heart.
Occupies the mind and presses on the feelings.
Helps scriptures have strong effect.
Gives good feelings to teach if something is true.
Enlightens the mind.
Replaces darkness with light.
Strengthens the desire to avoid evil and obey the commandments.
Teaches truth and brings it to remembrance.
Gives feelings of peace and comfort.
Guides to truth and shows things to come.
Reveals truth.
Guides and protects from deception.
Glorifies and bears record of God the Father and Jesus Christ.
Guides the words of humble teachers.
Recognizes and corrects sin.
Gives gifts of the Spirit.
Helps to perceive or discern the thoughts of others.
Tells what to pray for.
Tells what to do.
Helps the righteous speak with power and authority.
Testifies of the truth.
Sanctifies and brings remission of sins.
Carries truth to the heart of the listener.
Enhances skills and abilities.
Constrains (impels forward) or restrains (holds back).
Edifies both teacher and students.
Gives comfort.

The most powerful experience will be when the youth share their own personal experience of when they received guidance and or revelation.

I am so grateful that our Heavenly Father loves us enough to continue to talk to us and help us navigate through this journey we call life.

Keep the Commandments Scavenger Hunt

Sing “Keep the Commandments” (CS, pp. 146–147). Talk about the importance of knowing what the commandments are so that we can keep them. Have a scripture “scavenger hunt” to “collect” some commandments. Post the following scripture references (but not the words in parentheses) against the chalkboard: Alma 13:28–29 (pray); D&C 1:37 (study scriptures); Ex. 20:8–11 (keep the Sabbath holy); D&C 59:9–12 (attend church and take the sacrament); D&C 119:4 (pay…
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