On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Austin Hamner wrote:
Hope everything is going well at home. I am loving the MTC more and more each day. Last night Elder Bednar spoke to us. It was AMAZING!!! He spoke on discerning between the promptings of the Holy Ghost and your own thoughts. His answer will surprise you. He said to quit worrying about it. Just be a good boy, remember and keep your covenants, and keep all of God's commandments. He said if you do these things you will be in the right place at the right time. He also pointed out that erronneously some LDS only will think a prompting from the Spirit must be some dramatic event. On the contrary, the promptings from the Spirit most often come as thoughts or in other words "the still small voice" . He said Moroni doesnt text or instant message us evertime we have a "spiritual" prompting. Just be a good boy/girl and press forward with faith. The Spirit will guide you as you act. Don't wait until the Spirit prompts you what to do.
That's the gist of what Elder Bednar spoke on. It was edifying to be in the gymnasium with him. I will never forget it.