Direct to the Source

January 2, 2017

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A talk I gave in church Jan 1, 2017 that I want to save for my children.

I pray the Holy Spirit will be with me today and that I’ll say the things HF (Heavenly Father) wants me to say.

Every Christmas Hiedi has to wait till I’m out of the home so she can take down the Christmas tree and lights because the day after Christmas I feel a little depressed.

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There’s no more twinkle lights and the joy of the holidays is gone but Ive come to realize that the “Christmas Spirit” is really just the Spirit and I can feel this all year long if I do certain things.

My topic today is Direct to the Source. I’m going to read some things that Ive learned recently from my journal.

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Ezra Taft Benson said:

“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in.

The world would take people out of the slums.

Christ would take the slums out of people, and then they would take themselves out of the slums”.

I like this quote because awareness is 90% of the battle. The devil wants us to be unaware. Once a person is aware of how much something is affecting them they’ll change it.

When you find out your hand is touching a hot stove you’ll move it quickly.

For Christmas Livi got an electric Scooter from her Aunt Leanne. You plug it into the wall and charge it and then it runs but if it didnt have a battery it would have no POWER. 

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The power that governs this earth and keeps it in order is the Light of Christ, the Holy Spirit. 

D&C 88:13

13 The light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God…

Three things: Light, Life and Law in all things.

I find it interesting that the name for sun is spelled S-U-N. I think this is symbolic for the son which is spelled S-O-N. Without the Sun we couldn’t exist on the earth. 

Those automatic involuntary things that our physical body just does (breathing, heartbeat etc…) The programing that gives us life is from the Light of Christ. 

D&C 93:36

36 The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth.

Go to the SOURCE.

Find yourself

The more direct and specific your questions come to HF. The more precise the answers come. A more powerful experience. Greater Truth and Light.

I believe HF wants us to Receive a Fulness D&C 109:15:

And that they may grow up in thee, and receive a fulness of the Holy Ghost, and be organized according to thy laws, and be prepared to obtain every needful thing; 

More Reading: Receive a Fulness

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In April 2, 1844 just two months before Joseph was shot to death, he gave the King Follett Sermon in front of 21,000 people.  Here are some of the quotes from what he said.

“The first principle of the gospel is to know for certainty the character of God”

“A man is saved no faster then he get’s KNOWLEDGE”

“You can’t worship properly what you don’t know” 

“If men do not comprehend the character of God, they do not comprehend themselves”

The scriptures inform us that:

 “This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:3)

More Reading: The King Follett Sermon

Having a knowledge of God, we begin to know how to approach Him, and how to ask so as to receive an answer.

When we understand the character of God, and know how to come to Him, he begins to unfold the heavens to us, and to tell us all about it. When we are ready to come to him, he is ready to come to us.

How do we go direct to the Source?

Often times Ill say my more formal prayers before I go to bed (bless my family, thank you for this day etc…) Then I’ll lie on my back in bed and meditate.

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I’ll imagine I’m in the presence of God and that I’m talking to him like a father would talk to his son. I’ll imagine that my older brother savior is right there with him and that I’m part of the family.

I’ll start to bare my soul. There’s no judgement and it’s not watered down by others.

I believe HF wants us to go right direct to him for our answers and he’s ready to communicate with us like never before.

More Reading: Visit to Heaven

I then capture this experience in my journal. I carry a pocket journal where ever I go because I believe God speaks to us much more then I ever thought before but I need to capture and acknowledge it before more is given.

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Another key is the scriptures. Pres Packer said:

“The study of Doctrine improves behavior more then the study of the Behavior”.

Joseph Smith said:

The B or M will get you closer to God then any other book. 

There is power in the B of M. If I’m having a bad day, maybe the adversary is pecking at me. I’ll read the B of M till it goes away. Sometimes it takes only a verse and other times a few pages but eventually it gone and the spirit returns.

We’ve all heard the quote:

If you want to talk to God pray. If you want God to talk to you read the scriptures. It’s actually true.

More Reading: The best Gift

I testify to you of three things today.

1- Go direct to the Source.
2- Journal
3- Scripture Study

Will change you life. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

All the Best to you and your family!

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