The Power of Personal Revelation
January 2021

“The Power of Personal Revelation,” Liahona, January 2021, 12–13

The Power of Personal Revelation

How to receive life-sustaining revelation tailored to you.

This is the Place

Illustration by Allen Garns

“Pray in the name of Jesus Christ about your concerns, your fears, your weaknesses—yes, the very longings of your heart. And then listen! Write the thoughts that come to your mind. Record your feelings and follow through with actions that you are prompted to take. As you repeat this process day after day, month after month, year after year, you will ‘grow into the principle of revelation.’

“Does God really want to speak to you? Yes!”

President Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives,” Liahona, May 2018, 95.

“You can receive personal inspiration and revelation, consistent with His commandments, that is tailored to you. You have unique missions and roles to perform in life and will be given unique guidance to fulfill them.

“Nephi, the brother of Jared, and even Moses all had a large body of water to cross—and each did it differently. Nephi worked ‘timbers of curious workmanship.’ The brother of Jared built barges that were ‘tight like unto a dish.’ And Moses ‘walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea.’

“They each received personalized direction, tailored to them, and each trusted and acted.”

Michelle Craig, First Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, “Spiritual Capacity,” Liahona, Nov. 2019, 21.

“True feasting is more than enjoying a delicious meal. It is an experience of joy, nourishment, celebration, sharing, expressing love to families and loved ones, communicating our thanksgiving to God, and building relationships while enjoying the abundant, incredibly delicious food. I believe when we feast upon the words of Christ, we ought to be thinking of the same kind of experience. …

“… Feasting upon the words of Christ will bring life-sustaining revelation, reaffirm our true identity and worth before God as His child, and lead our friends unto Christ and everlasting life.”

Elder Takashi Wada of the Seventy, “Feasting upon the Words of Christ,” Liahona, May 2019, 38–39, 40.

“The sacrament is also a time for Heavenly Father to teach us about the Atonement of His Beloved Son—our Savior, Jesus Christ—and for us to receive revelation about it. It is a time to ‘knock, and it shall be opened unto you,’ to request and to receive this knowledge. It is a time for us to reverently ask God for this knowledge. And if we do, I have no doubt that we will receive this knowledge, which will bless our lives beyond measure.”

Elder Claudio R. M. Costa of the Seventy, “That They Do Always Remember Him,” Liahona, Nov. 2015, 103.

“Be obedient, remember the times when you have felt the Spirit in the past, and ask in faith. Your answer will come, and you will feel the love and peace of the Savior. It may not come as quickly or in the format you desire, but the answer will come. Do not give up! Never give up!”

Elder James B. Martino of the Seventy, “Turn to Him and Answers Will Come,” Liahona, Nov. 2015, 59.

“The Lord has repeatedly told us to ‘seek learning even by study and also by faith.’ We can receive light and understanding not only through the logical reasoning of our minds but also through the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Ghost. …

“When these two perspectives are then combined in our souls, one complete picture shows the reality of things as they truly are.”

Elder Mathias Held of the Seventy, “Seeking Knowledge by the Spirit,” Liahona, May 2019, 31, 33.