Relief Society message: Seek, receive revelation
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Each month the Church News will publish a monthly message to complement the Relief Society visiting teaching message found in the Ensign magazine. The following quotes are based on the April 2010 theme, "Seeking and receiving personal revelation."
We prepare to receive personal revelation as the prophets do, by studying the scriptures, fasting, praying, and building faith. Faith is the key. Remember Joseph's preparation for the First Vision: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God ... but let him ask in faith, nothing wavering." — Elder Robert E. Hales, "Personal Revelation: The Teachings and Examples of the Prophets," Liahona, Nov. 2007, 86–89.
Prayer is your personal key to heaven. The lock is on your side of the veil. But that is not all. To one who thought that revelation would flow without effort, the Lord said: "You have not understood; you have supposed that I would give it unto you when you took no thought save it was to ask me. ... You must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right; and if it is right, I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right." — President Boyd K. Packer, "Personal Revelation: The Gift, the Test, and the Promise," Ensign, Nov. 1994, 59.
The temple is a house of learning. Much of the instruction imparted in the temple is symbolic and learned by the Spirit. This means we are taught from on high. ... Our understanding of the meaning of the ordinances and covenants will increase as we return to the temple often with the attitude of learning and contemplating the eternal truths taught. ... Let us enjoy the spiritual strength and the revelation we receive as we attend the temple regularly. — Sister Silvia H. Allred, "Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants," Ensign, Nov. 2008, 112–14.