Someone asked for us to share our personal stories of speaking of great personal spiritual experiences with friends and family. There were some great comments on the previous Un-Blog “Walking on Water” and I hope some of them will be repeated or further experiences shared here.
As you all noted, the key is to wait until the Holy Spirit moves you to share. But, there is another key I hope comes out, it is to not withhold due to fear when the moment comes. One commenter mentioned that she never knows beforehand, but that the prompting is in the moment. This highlights the need to live “in the Spirit” so that we are always prepared.
Lastly, I think we need to look at (and comment upon if you will), the consequences of remaining silent, hoarding our spiritual pearls to ourselves and letting fear close our mouths. The latter days are (not will be, but are) perilous times. I can count many people to whom I know I promised in some premortal day, that I would open my mouth and call to their souls to seek after the greater things.
I believe I personally have a God-given obligation to warn my neighbor as the Lord identifies them to me. Of what are we testifying? It is that the church is true, the priesthood is true power, and the promises of the scriptures and in sacred places are coming to pass in our day, ourselves being a witness. I believe our witness is essential to the whole unfolding of the latter-day scene.
What say you, my wise and beloved UnBlog family?
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