A Still Voice of Perfect Mildness – Helaman 5:30

30 And it came to pass when they heard this voice, and beheld that it was not a voice of thunder, neither was it a voice of a great tumultuous noise, but behold, it was a still voice of perfect mildness, as if it had been a whisper, and it did pierce even to the very soul—

One of the characteristics of the Holy Ghost is that He speaks with a “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:11-12, 1 Nephi 17:45). As Mormon describes in the verse above, the voice of the Spirit is quiet, almost like a whisper, but it is also powerful. If we will listen, it will “pierce [us] even to the very soul.” As Elder Ronald A. Rasband has taught: 

The Spirit speaks words that we feel. These feelings are gentle, a nudge to act, to do something, to say something, to respond in a certain way. If we are casual or complacent in our worship, drawn off and desensitized by worldly pursuits, we find ourselves diminished in our ability to feel (“Let the Holy Spirit Guide,” General Conference, April 2017).

Today I will listen to the quiet voice of the Holy Ghost. I will remember that the Spirit will nudge me gently, and I will strive to open my heart so that I can be receptive to the promptings of the Holy Ghost.

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