Saturday, February 4, 2012
Increase In Learning Chapter 1
I must confess something right now: I'm somewhat exhausted as I write this. It's been a long week and I can tell I'm coming down with another respiratory infection again. I just got rid of the last one less than a month ago.
I've read Chapter 1 of Increase In Learning and am really loving it. There is so much there that is, for me, "connecting the dots" in a spiritual sense.
A few thoughts:
Chapter 1 is about our individual responsibility to learn - not just our role, but our role in seeking and receiving knowledge from the Holy Ghost, and then acting upon that knowledge.
A lot of this chapter reminded me of this scripture, found in Doctrine & Covenants 9: 7-8:
"Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?"
She talked about learning to ask for the appropriate things, at the appropriate time when she received an answer telling her "Heavenly Father wants to give you bread, when you ask for bread."
The related readings also prompted some learning, but also some questions as well.
One of the biggest questions was for me: if I had a Liahona as did Nephi, what would it say?
The Liahona was the outward symbol of what we should be inwardly doing - seeking to know the will of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit.
In order to be able to fully answer that, you need to have fully received the Holy Ghost, and receive the counsel He gives.
With that in mind: what would your Liahona say to you today?