This episode is about learning precept on precept and grace for grace. It talks about light and truth.
Letter from listener about following the prophet.
“Melanie- I’m SO grateful for your testimony of following the prophet. The Spir“IT” WORKS! I shared my story with my husband and he thinks I’m off my rocker but we shine on podcasts peeps know EXACTLY about these small miracles and I finally had one. …. I lost my wedding ring in early July 2021 after a camping trip. It was no where to be seen. The Spirit always comforted my mind it would show up one day but after several attempts of looking around I gave up. Cut to now- and today’s issues. I was 100,000% against getting the vaccination. Then the emailed came out and I wrestled and wrestled. Thoughts of “well if the Prophet jumped off a cliff would I…it’s about personal revelation. Blah blah blah Prophets make mistakes too..etc.” Embarrassed as I am to type this brain chatter I have to share because its truth. Listened to your podcast, watch your IG posts…listened to your Part 2 podcast and your testimony of following the prophet hit my soul. Today I said an out loud prayer to heavenly father. I told him I was confused, I had no idea what to do, I honestly felt that getting the vaccination was putting poison in my body BUT I wanted to follow the Prophet. Then IT happened. The Spirit spoke to me and I knew my answer. I got home and called my husband, shared with [him] my decision and felt the overwhelming feeling of peace. The Saviors spiritual hugs all around me. As I looked at the clock I realized I needed to get back in the car for school pick up…into he bathroom, grabbed my make up bag, opened up the Velcro front and “ting” my wedding rings suddenly pops onto the bathroom counter. I have opened my makeup several times daily since our camping trip…I’ve dumped my bag out multiple times looking and looking for my ring. No way it would just pop out from just un-velcroing the opening. Where in the world would it come from.? I knew. I hit my knees I knew exactly what this was! Heavenly Father let me know he hears my prayers and he is aware of me. He gave me this as a reminder that when I choose to follow the prophet miracles will happen. This was not about my ring. It was the miracle God showed me of potential blessings for me and my family as I beckon the Saviors call to follow Him and to always follow the Prophet. …📖 Shine on ✨🥰🙏🏻”
From the manual:
“When you climb up a ladder,” Joseph Smith taught, “you must begin at the bottom, and ascend step by step, until you arrive at the top; and so it is with the principles of the gospel—you must begin with the first, and go on until you learn all the principles of exaltation” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith , 268).
Sometimes that ladder of exaltation seems impossibly high , but we were born to climb to the top. Whatever limitations we may see in ourselves, Heavenly Father and His Son see something glorious in us, something godlike. Just as Jesus Christ “was in the beginning with the Father,” so “ye were also” (Doctrine and Covenants 93:21, 23). Just as He “continued from grace to grace, until he received a fulness,” so also “you shall receive grace for grace” (verses 13, 20). The restored gospel teaches us about the true nature of God, and so it also teaches us about ourselves and what we can become. Despite the efforts of the “wicked one” (verse 39)—and despite what you feel you may lack—you are a literal child of God with the potential to “in due time receive of his fulness” (verse 19).