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23 December 2006 @ 02:15 am
Gems-Youth: Revelation  
"We do not always receive inspiration or revelation when we request it. Sometimes we are delayed in the receipt of revelation, and sometimes we are left to our own judgment. We cannot force spiritual things. It must be so. Our life's purpose to obtain experience and to develop faith would be frustrated if our Heavenly Father directed us in every act, even in every important act. We must make decisions and experience the consequences in order to develop self-reliance and faith."

(Elder Dallin H. Oaks, "8 Ways God Can Speak to You," New Era, Sept. 2004, 8)