How Does God Speak to Us?

A trained ear can eliminate interferences

A trained ear can eliminate interferences

The scriptures teach that God talks to us in a “still small voice.” The world is a noisy place, so it’s easy to miss His quiet message. Boyd K. Packer told of his son’s ham radio experience. “I sat with [my son] as he talked with someone in a distant part of the world. I could hear static and interference and catch a word or two, or sometimes several voices at once. Yet he could understand, for he had trained himself to tune out the interference.” The Lord rarely speaks loudly. His messages usually come in a whisper or a feeling. Learning to tune out the interference and hear God’s word is a skill we need to learn. If we do not pay attention, the Spirit will withdraw and wait until we come seeking and listening. “When your heart begins to tell you things that your mind does not, then you are getting the Spirit of the Lord” (Harold B. Lee). “Most typically we receive a series of seemingly small and incremental spiritual impressions and nudges, which in totality constitute the desired STILL_SMALL_VOICE1[1]confirmation about the correctness of the path which we are pursuing” (David A. Bednar). God promises to speak to us: “I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart” (D&C 8:2).

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