This evening I was invited to speak to the young women in our ward. They had a fun overnighter at our Sundance cabin planned, with lots of good food, workshops, activities, a Days for Girls service project, and my fireside this evening.
The leaders asked me to talk to the girls about the youth theme for this year, Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct they paths.”
This particular scripture has been one of the guiding lights of my life.
While we were serving as Mission Leaders in Yakima, during one round of interviews, as I visited with each individual missionary, I asked them to describe to me how they received or felt the promptings of the Spirit. I wrote down the things more than 150 missionaries they told me. This evening, I returned to those pages and pages of notes, sharing many of their comments with these young girls and we talked about all the different ways the Spirit of God speaks to us in a language we each understand. It’s different for each person. His Voice is unique and individualized, and we can learn to hear it if we listen carefully. And when we hear it, we can trust it. God speaks to us because He loves us and wants the very best for us.
Here is a handout I had made for these cute girls:
I am grateful for a loving Father in Heaven who knows me and who loves me and who speaks to me. I trust Him. I love him. I know He is there, always.