Thursday, March 12, 2020

Before we were born, we lived with Heavenly Father and He told us that we could come to earth and we would gain bodies and we would have families, and we could have so much joy. But He also explained that it would be hard here and that we would have to learn to walk by faith. But Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to return to Him so He gave us some things that would help us along our earthly journey. He gave us prayer and he gave us the scriptures and prophets. One of the greatest gifts that Heavenly Father has given us is the Holy Ghost.

One thing that the Holy Ghost does is help us to know when something is true. In this world there are a lot of competing voices trying to convince us of truth. The feelings of the spirit will help us know without a doubt of somethings truthfulness. The book of Mormon prophet Moroni said that the Holy Ghost can help you know if the book of Mormon is true. Moroni 10:4-5 says, And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.”

Can the Holy Ghost help you know that the Book of Mormon is true? I know he can. When I was a teenager, I read the Book of Mormon every day and I prayed to know if it was true. I felt the Holy Ghost speak personally to me and I knew without a doubt that it was true.

Another purpose of the Holy Ghost does is to warn us. Satan is so tricky and tries to confuse us. The Holy Ghost will help us not fall into Satan’s traps.

In the air force Elder Hales learned how to fly. On one flight lesson his instructor quickly flipped the plane upside down. They were going so fast that he couldn’t tell that the plane had flipped. With his plane upside down when he tried to pull up the plane went down, when he tried to go right the plane went left. This is what Satan tries to do to us. He tries to confuse us, and he tries to make the good and right choices seem wrong. But one of the Holy Ghost’s jobs is to warn us when Satan is trying to trick us. The Holy Ghost helps us know the choices that we should make every day to help us keep our plane right side up.

The Holy Ghost is a gift given to us from a loving Heavenly Father. The Holy Ghost will help us know what is true and will warn us of Satan’s traps. If we listen to the Holy Ghost, we will be guided home to live with Heavenly Father again.

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