Thankful For The Holy Ghost

I’m so grateful to have a knowledge of the true nature of the Godhead. I am careful not to take it for granted. Put plainly, I am a literal son of my Heavenly Father. I love and worship him. Jesus Christ is my older brother and has a personal relationship with me. If I do right, that relationship is capable of saving me from sin. And as the third member of the Godhead, The Holy Ghost guides me in all truth and “witnesses of the Father and the Son.”

I’ve thought a lot about the Holy Ghost this month. I think I should do it more often. His role is so special. I love the idea that He serves to be present and strong but at the same time so inconspicuous as to deflect all attention to the Father and the Son. We’d all be wise to mirror him in that.

“All good people can feel the influence of the Holy Ghost, but only those who are baptized and who receive the gift of the Holy Ghost by priesthood authority have the right to His constant companionship throughout life….Your ability to enjoy this divine gift depends on your obedience to God’s commandments, as the Holy Ghost cannot remain with those who do not live according to God’s teachings.”

I feel deeply for those people who lose His companionship because of disobedience. Perhaps we’ve all had our times when we are less worthy to receive his promptings. But it’s important that we regain worthiness and make our way back.

Recently I’ve been praying that the Holy Ghost would prompt me when I’m in company with someone who has lost His companionship. It isn’t important why they’ve lost it. It’s much more important that they have everything they need to regain it. Especially the desire that is necessary but so often lost. My prayer has been answered at appropriate (and surprising) times and I’m so glad for the opportunity to serve. In the process, it has helped me to better understand the Holy Ghost and His process of communication. I hope this becomes a pattern in my life.

If you have not yet received the gift of the Holy Ghost, may I invite you to seek baptism and confirmation by those who have the authority to offer the Gift.

If you’ve lost the companionship of the Holy Ghost, I hope you’ll begin now to regain it.

If you feel His presence in your life, take time today to cherish and strengthen it.