Fireside 1 question, 4 answers

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Talk given to the Sacramento Young Single Adults about understanding prayer, personal revelation, and finding guidance for life.

Originally presented on Feb 5, 2012

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Fireside 1 question, 4 answers

  1. 1. 1 QUESTION 4 ANSWERS Thoughts on Understanding Personal Revelation @benbernards # b e a l i t t l e b e t t e r | b e n b e r n a r d s . t u m b l r. c o m YSA Fireside - Feb 5, 2012Monday, February 6, 12
  2. 2. #1 If you want the RIGHT ANSWER, you must first ask the RIGHT QUESTIONMonday, February 6, 12
  3. 3. Monday, February 6, 12
  4. 4. Monday, February 6, 12
  5. 5. “But, behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right...” - God (D&C 9:8)Monday, February 6, 12
  6. 6. Provide your own perspiration Trust your intuition Develop dedication Fear not a lack of revelationMonday, February 6, 12
  7. 7. ~ sermon in a tweet ~ Don’t ask what you “should” do - ask whether there is anything wrong with the answer you’ve derived on your own #bealittlebetterMonday, February 6, 12
  8. 8. #1 “YES!!!” {uh, rarely happens}Monday, February 6, 12
  9. 9. {more like} “...(yes)...”Monday, February 6, 12
  10. 10. ~ sermon in a tweet ~ When asking for a “yes”, be on the lookout for a sunrise, not a spotlight #bealittlebetterMonday, February 6, 12
  11. 11. #2 “Nope. I have something better in mind... and I won’t explain why...” ;-)Monday, February 6, 12
  12. 12. If we are willing to come to Him with a question, we have to be ready to take “No” for an answerMonday, February 6, 12
  13. 13. Monday, February 6, 12
  14. 14. ~ sermon in a tweet ~ Trusting in God means trusting in His timing; when says No, He probably won’t explain Himself #bealittlebetterMonday, February 6, 12
  15. 15. #3 “meh” (loving indifference)Monday, February 6, 12
  16. 16. Monday, February 6, 12
  17. 17. Monday, February 6, 12
  18. 18. Mahonri’s Secret Recipe 1: Find a similar situation in the scriptures 2: Apply the same principles they did 3: ???? (lol...j/k...this is where faith and endurance happen) 4: Success!Monday, February 6, 12
  19. 19. ~ sermon in a tweet ~ Perhaps what we see as indifference is actually God’s confidence in our abilities and insistence that we grow #bealittlebetterMonday, February 6, 12
  20. 20. eory of “the th iver se” fth eUn owe rso The3PMonday, February 6, 12
  21. 21. eory of “the th iver se” fth eUn owe rso The3P 1.Good(God)Monday, February 6, 12
  22. 22. eory of “the th iver se” fth eUn owe rso The3P 1.Good(God) 2.Evil(Lucifer)Monday, February 6, 12
  23. 23. eory of “the th iver se” fth eUn owe rso The3P 1.Good(God) 2.Evil(Lucifer) 3.Stupid(Us)Monday, February 6, 12
  24. 24. ???Monday, February 6, 12
  25. 25. Stupid ( god ly) IntelligenceMonday, February 6, 12
  26. 26. Stupid + Experience = Wisdom ( god ly) IntelligenceMonday, February 6, 12
  27. 27. Stupid + Experience = Wisdom Wisdom + Effort = Growth ( god ly) IntelligenceMonday, February 6, 12
  28. 28. Stupid + Experience = Wisdom whereEffort=persistence(Failure+Success) Wisdom + Effort = Growth ( god ly) IntelligenceMonday, February 6, 12
  29. 29. Stupid + Experience = Wisdom whereEffort=persistence(Failure+Success) Wisdom + Effort = Growth ( god ly) Growth x Atonement = IntelligenceMonday, February 6, 12
  30. 30. #4 “.....”Monday, February 6, 12
  31. 31. Monday, February 6, 12
  32. 32. “When we explain a problem and a proposed solution, sometimes He answers yes, sometimes no. Often He withholds an answer, not for lack of concern, but because He loves us— perfectly. He wants us to apply truths He has given us. For us to grow, we need to trust our ability to make correct decisions. We need to do what we feel is right. In time, He will answer. He will not fail us.” ~ Elder Richard G. Scott, GC 1989 ~Monday, February 6, 12
  33. 33. ~ sermon in a tweet ~ God will step just out of reach so that we may learn to stand on our own, even if it means falling first. #bealittlebetterMonday, February 6, 12
  34. 34. “We can either watch life from the sidelines, or actively participate...Either we let self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy prevent us from realizing our potential, or embrace the fact that when we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless.” ~ Christopher ReeveMonday, February 6, 12
  35. 35. 1 QUESTION 4 ANSWERS Thoughts on Understanding Personal Revelation @benbernards # b e a l i t t l e b e t t e r | b e n b e r n a r d s . t u m b l r. c o m YSA Fireside - Feb 5, 2012Monday, February 6, 12

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