How Can I Recognize the Voice of the Lord?

In his first talk as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Russell M. Nelson pleaded with us to "increase [our] spiritual capacity to receive revelation" ("Revelation for the Church, Revelation for our Lives," General Conference, April 2018). Two years later, he said, "I renew my plea for you to do whatever it takes... Continue Reading →

Famine

As Nephi walked dejectedly toward his home after being ignored by the people of his city, he heard the voice of God. The Lord was pleased with Nephi's unwearying efforts to spread the gospel, and now, because of his faithfulness over time, God was granting him additional power. "Ye shall...smite the earth with famine, and... Continue Reading →

What Is the Sealing Power?

About 20 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, a prophet on the American continent had a remarkable experience. His name was Nephi, and he had previously served as the chief judge—the highest political office in his nation. But he had resigned from this position to serve as a missionary with his brother Lehi (Helaman... Continue Reading →

What Does It Mean to Ponder?

Near the end of the first day of the Savior's ministry on the American continent, He announced that it was time for Him to leave. He promised to return the following day, and He gave them the following guidance about how to spend their time that evening: Go ye unto your homes, and ponder upon... Continue Reading →

What Should I Do When I’m Worn Out?

Nephi had served as chief judge for about nine years, and he was absolutely exhausted. This wasn't physical fatigue. It was something harder. He "had become weary because of their iniquity" (Helaman 5:4). He had witnessed the deterioration of faith among his people with a consequent erosion of peace and prosperity. He saw them electing leaders... Continue Reading →

Unwearyingness – Helaman 10:4-5

4 Blessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done; for I have beheld how thou hast with unwearyingness declared the word, which I have given unto thee, unto this people. And thou hast not feared them, and hast not sought thine own life, but hast sought my will, and to keep my... Continue Reading →

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