“How Do You Hear Him?,” For the Strength of Youth, Mar. 2022.
Along with the peaceful direction we receive from the Holy Ghost, from time to time, God powerfully and very personally assures each of us that He knows us and loves us. Then, in our moments of difficulty, the Savior brings these experiences back into our mind.
Think of your own life. These experiences may come at pivotal times in our lives or in what may at first seem as uneventful happenings. These spiritually defining moments come at different times and in different ways, individualized for each of us.
Joseph Smith explained that we sometimes receive “sudden strokes of ideas” and occasionally the pure flow of intelligence.1
President Dallin H. Oaks, in responding to a sincere man who claimed never to have had such an experience, counseled, “Perhaps your prayers have been answered again and again, but you have had your expectations fixed on a sign so grand or a voice so loud that you think you have had no answer.”2
We have recently heard President Russell M. Nelson say: “I invite you to think deeply and often about this key question: How do you hear Him? I also invite you to take steps to hear Him better and more often.”3