Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday Words: Personal Revelation

If there is a book out there titled "Personal Revelation for Dummies"  I would buy it in a heartbeat.  I mean I think I've figured some of the Spirit, but when it comes to making decisions, I struggle.

For example, one of my offspring is trying to make a decision right now and wrestling with it as well.  She's prayed, fasted, went to the temple (to do baptisms)  and just doesn't know what to do.  I don't either.  Sometimes I'm like you should do this,or no, this feels right.  I don't know what feels right.

I'm also trying to make a decision for my life and even though I know the direction somewhat, I'm trying to grasp the details.

In pondering this situation, I found this great talk that helps understanding the whole revelation dilemma:

"What do you do when you have prepared carefully, have prayed fervently, waited a reasonable time for a response, and still do not feel an answer? You may want to express thanks when that occurs, for it is an evidence of His trust. When you are living worthily and your choice is consistent with the Savior’s teachings and you need to act, proceed with trust. As you are sensitive to the promptings of the Spirit, one of two things will certainly occur at the appropriate time: either the stupor of thought will come, indicating an improper choice, or the peace or the burning in the bosom will be felt, confirming that your choice was correct. When you are living righteously and are acting with trust, God will not let you proceed too far without a warning impression if you have made the wrong decision." (Using the Supernal Gift of Prayer  )

So there I have it.   Even though there isn't a book titled "Revelation for Dummies", there is one perhaps that could be called "Recieving Revelation for Mere Mortals".

It's the Scriptures, Living Prophets, and our own personal Gift of the Holy Ghost.


And now just a little David Archuleta to help me with my ramblings: 



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday Words: Create and Purge

I'm having a really hard time musing on Mondays, so I've changed to Wednesday Words.  Cute?  I like it.  I was brainstorming the other day.   Should I change it Thursday Thoughts?  I decided on Wednesday Words because I like the potential it has.

Just think about it.  Words.  I have declared myself  as pathetically uncreative.  If you've seen me play Pictionary...you know what I mean.  Yet when it comes to Words, we are all creators.   We have been given this pallet of letters, which form words, which form sentences, which ...okay you know where I'm going with this.  We create masterpieces with words.  We can use them to uplift, or demean.  To inspire or depress. We are creators with words!  First word of the week: 

 Create.

Which leads me to the second word of the week:  Purge

In the Minor household we have been on a purging spree.  Lately I have felt the need to get rid of things that are not needed.  My kids got the Purging Fever and they got rid of a TON OF STUFF!  And it felt good.  There rooms are so clean and organized and they are just happier.  I feel less burdened and less crazy.  And I know my kids do too.  It's been a great experience and in the words of Karen Carpenter "We've Only Just Begun".  

So along with Purging of many of our material possessions, I have been purging my life.  Well in the thinking stages of it anyway.  I plan to get rid of activities that are not in tune with who I am and the person I want to be.  And I'm excited!  Remember my C.R.E.A.T.E goals at the beginning of the year?  Yes I am creating my life to be all that It's intended to be.    Yet I'm finding in order to CREATE, first I must PURGE.