Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Unspeakable Gift

Today and this week we get to discuss and think about the third member of the Godhead-the Holy Ghost. This week's article is a talk by apostle Joseph B. Wirthlin in the April 2003 General Conference. Elder Wirthlin spoke about "The Unspeakable Gift" of the Holy Ghost and its roles.

In his talk, Elder Wirthlin states that some of us "'live far beneath our privileges' with regard to the Holy Ghost," and listed six reasons why:
  1. We are distracted by the things of the world
  2. We are spiritually deadened by sin
  3. We are spiritually lazy (hover in spiritual complacency)
  4. We offend the Holy Ghost by the type of entertainment we allow in our lives
  5. We do not spend enough time on the things of God

The companionship of the Holy Ghost is vital to our eternal progression and to our happiness in this life. This talk helps us recognize exactly why the Holy Ghost should be important to us and what we can accomplish together with the influence of the Holy Ghost.