Our continuing role is to receive continuing revelation.Joy D. Jones, “An Especially Noble Calling,” General Conference, April 2020
Near the end of his writings, Nephi pleads with us, his readers, to learn to receive personal revelation. “I suppose,” he said, “that ye ponder somewhat in your hearts concerning that which ye should do.” Pondering might be a good thing in some contexts, but he seems to be calling out a human tendency toward indecisiveness because of insecurity. “Why do ye ponder these things?” he asks. Then he teaches the core principle:
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
Nearly a thousand years later, Moroni reiterated this promise:
By the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.Moroni 10:5
And in an 1829 revelation, the Savior made the same promise to Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer:
Ask the Father in my name in faith, believing that you shall receive, and you shall have the Holy Ghost, which manifesteth all things which are expedient unto the children of men.Doctrine and Covenants 18:18
President Henry B. Eyring testified, “It is possible to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost sufficiently to have many revelations daily. It will not be easy. But it is possible” (“Gifts of the Spirit for Hard Times,” Brigham Young University Devotional Address, 10 September 2006).
If God is continually willing to speak to us, then we can receive continual guidance from Him, if we choose to continually listen.
Today, I will seek for personal revelation throughout the day. I will remember that the Holy Ghost can show me all things, and that if I will listen, I can receive guidance continally.