Holy Ghost

“Sometimes when I have an impression to do something for someone, I wonder if it was a prompting or just my own thoughts. But I am reminded that ‘that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and enticeth to do good, and to love God, and to serve him, is inspired of God.’ Whether they are direct promptings or just impulses to help, a good deed is never wasted, for “charity never faileth”–and is never the wrong response.” (Michelle D. Craig, Young Women General Presidency, “Divine Discontent,” General Conference, October 2018)

“We may seldom, if ever, receive huge spiritual manifestations in our lives; but we can frequently savor the sweet whisperings of the Holy Ghost verifying the truth of our spiritual worth.” (Joy D. Jones, Primary General President, “Value Beyond Measure,” General Conference, October 2017)

“Holiness is a gift of the Spirit. We accept this gift when we choose to do those things that will increase the sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost in our lives.” (Carol F. McConkie, Young Women General Presidency, “The Beauty of Holiness,” General Conference, April 2017)

“I desire the Spirit of God to know and understand myself, that I might be able to overcome whatever of tradition or nature that would not tend to my exaltation.” (Emma Smith, quoted in Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “What Shall We Do?” General Conference, April 2016)

“Feeling and recognizing the Spirit will bring spiritual capacity into our children’s lives, and the voice they come to know will become clearer and clearer to them.” (Mary R. Durham, Primary General Presidency, “A Child’s Guiding Gift,” General Conference, April 2016)

“We need not fear as we see our children enter the waters of life, for we have helped them rid themselves of worldly weight. We have taught them to live for the guiding gift of the Spirit. This gift will continue to lighten the weight they carry and lead them back to their heavenly home if they live for it and follow its promptings.” (Mary R. Durham, Primary General Presidency, “A Child’s Guiding Gift,” General Conference, April 2016)

“I know of nothing that will qualify us for the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost as much as virtue.” (Linda S. Reeves, Relief Society General Presidency, “Worthy of Our Promised Blessings,” General Conference, October 2015)

“With a growing understanding of the Lord’s grace and mercy, we will find that our self-willed hearts begin to crack and break in gratitude. Then we reach for Him, yearning to yoke ourselves to the Only Begotten Son of God. In our brokenhearted reaching and yoking, we receive new hope and fresh guidance through the Holy Ghost.” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “Yielding Our Hearts to God,” General Conference, October 2015)

“Every worthy, confirmed member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the right to the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Fasting, prayer, scripture study, and obedience greatly enhance our ability to hear and feel the promptings of the Spirit.” (Carole M. Stephens, Relief Society General Presidency, “If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments,” General Conference, October 2015)

“Many of us have been baptized and have received the gift of the Holy Ghost, whose role it is to reveal and teach the truth of all things. With the privilege of that gift comes the responsibility to seek truth, to live the truth we know, and to share and defend the truth.” (Cheryl A. Esplin, Primary General Presidency, “Filling Our Homes with Light and Truth,” General Conference, April 2015)

“It may be worthwhile for us to check ourselves now and then to make sure our homes are places we are prepared to feel the Spirit. As we prepare our homes to be places where the Spirit is welcome, we will be prepared to feel more ‘at home’ when we enter the house of the Lord.” (Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President, “Prepared in a Manner That Never Had Been Known,” General Conference, October 2014)

“Stand in holy places, and do not even go near those environments or music, media, or associations that might cause you to lose the companionship of the Holy Ghost.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President, “Be Not Moved!,” General Conference, April 2013)

“To receive this gift and always have the Spirit with us, we must be worthy and vigilant about checking the condition of our hearts. Is our heart soft? Do we have a humble heart, a teachable heart, a gentle heart? Or have our hearts become gradually hardened as we have allowed too much of the noise of the world to distract us from the gentle promptings that have surely come from the Spirit?” (Carole M. Stephens, Relief Society General Presidency, “Wide Awake to Our Duties,” General Conference, October 2012)

“If you do your part to gain knowledge, the Holy Ghost can enlighten your mind. As you strive to keep yourself worthy, the Holy Ghost will give direction and added light to your learning.” (Mary N. Cook, Young Women General Presidency, “Seek Learning: You Have a Work to Do,” General Conference, April 2012)

“Don’t let the thick fog of moral pollution and the detracting voices of the world keep you from reaching your goals, living the standards, enjoying the companionship of the Holy Ghost, and being worthy to enter holy temples.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President, “Now Is the Time to Arise and Shine!” General Conference, April 2012)

“Live a virtuous life so that you may have the companionship of the Holy Ghost to safely guide you.” (Mary N. Cook, Young Women General Presidency, “Never, Never, Never Give Up!”, General Conference, April 2010)

“While each person can learn to recognize the whisperings of the Spirit, that learning process can be facilitated as others help us understand about the Holy Ghost, share their personal testimonies, and provide an environment where the Spirit can be felt.” (Vicki F. Matsumori, Primary General Presidency, “Helping Others Recognize the Whisperings of the Spirit,” General Conference, October 2009)

“By sharing testimony of the Spirit in our lives, those who are unfamiliar with these promptings are more likely to recognize when they have similar feelings.” (Vicki F. Matsumori, Primary General Presidency, “Helping Others Recognize the Whisperings of the Spirit,” General Conference, October 2009)

“There are places where it is easier to feel the Spirit. Testimony meetings and general conference are some of those places. Certainly temples are another. The challenge for each of us is in providing an environment where the Spirit can be felt daily in our homes and weekly at church.” (Vicki F. Matsumori, Primary General Presidency, “Helping Others Recognize the Whisperings of the Spirit,” General Conference, October 2009)

“One reason we are encouraged to pray and read the scriptures every single day is that both of these activities invite the Spirit into our homes and into the lives of our family members.” (Vicki F. Matsumori, Primary General Presidency, “Helping Others Recognize the Whisperings of the Spirit,” General Conference, October 2009)

“If we provide a still and quiet time each day when we are not bombarded by television, computer, video games, or personal electronic devices, we allow that still, small voice an opportunity to provide personal revelation and to whisper sweet guidance, reassurance, and comfort to us.” (Vicki F. Matsumori, Primary General Presidency, “Helping Others Recognize the Whisperings of the Spirit,” General Conference, October 2009)

“It was prophesied that in the latter days the Lord would pour out His Spirit upon His handmaids. This will happen as we allow ourselves to be still enough and quiet enough to listen to the voice of the Spirit.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “Fulfilling the Purpose of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2008)

“The Spirit gives us glimpses into who we are. Often the Spirit speaks to us when we pray, read the scriptures, ponder upon the Lord’s mercies to us, receive priesthood blessings, serve others, or feel loved and affirmed by others.” (Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President, “Daughters of Heavenly Father,” General Conference, April 2007)

“If we are in tune with the Spirit, if we are seeking the Lord and His guidance, if our direction is to return to our Father in Heaven, the sweet moments will come.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “Sweet Moments,” General Conference, October 2005)

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