5 For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things what ye should do.
(2 Nephi 32:5)
In the prior chapter, Nephi gave us specific instructions about how to follow the example of Christ. He taught us to be baptized, and he promised that we would then receive the Holy Ghost. He also taught us that we should “endure to the end, in following the example of the Son of the living God” (2 Nephi 31:16).
In this chapter, he speaks to people who have been baptized and are wondering what to do next. He reminds them that they have now received the Holy Ghost. If they will learn to listen, if they will pray, and if they will “feast upon the words of Christ,” then the Holy Ghost will give them specific guidance and direction.
Elder David A. Bednar taught:
The Spirit of the Lord can be our guide and will bless us with direction, instruction, and spiritual protection during our mortal journey. We invite the Holy Ghost into our lives through meaningful personal and family prayer, feasting upon the words of Christ, diligent and exacting obedience, faithfulness and honoring of covenants, and through virtue, humility, and service. And we steadfastly should avoid things that are immodest, coarse, crude, sinful, or evil that cause us to withdraw ourselves from the Holy Ghost (“That We May Always Have His Spirit to Be With Us,” General Conference, April 2006).
Today, I will take actions which will invite the Holy Ghost into my life. I will feast upon the words of Christ through scripture study and pondering. I will pray individually and with my family. Above all, I will listen for the quiet voice of the Spirit of the Lord, trusting that He will provide guidance to help me understand the things that I should do.