Special Witness
    Footnotes

    “Special Witness,” Friend, Mar. 2007, 21

    Special Witness

    From “The Cloven Tongues of Fire,” Ensign, May 2000, 8; “Personal Revelation: The Gift, the Test, and the Promise,” Ensign, Nov. 1994, 59, 60; “Reverence Invites Revelation,” Ensign, Nov. 1991, 21; “Revelation in a Changing World,” Ensign, Nov. 1989, 14.

    President Boyd K. Packer

    I just received the gift of the Holy Ghost. How can I feel the influence of the Spirit in my life?

    President Boyd K. Packer, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

    • The voice of the Spirit is a still, small voice—a voice that is felt rather than heard. It is a spiritual voice that comes into the mind as a thought put into your heart.

    • Prayer is so essential a part of revelation that without it the veil may remain closed to you. Learn to pray. Pray often. Pray in your mind, in your heart.

    • This voice of the Spirit speaks gently, prompting you what to do or what to say, or it may caution or warn you.

    • Inspiration comes more easily in peaceful settings.

    • This guidance comes as thoughts, as feelings, through impressions and promptings.

    • If we follow the promptings of the Spirit, we will be safe, whatever the future holds. We will be shown what to do.

    Photographs by Welden C. Andersen, posed by models