Honest, sincere, personal prayer in those quiet moments opens the window to revelation from our Heavenly Father. We hear him. He speaks to us I’ve found in my own life when a loved one or a friend suggests things I need to change even if they’re true. The natural man inside of me sometimes pops up and says, You’re not seeing it from my point of view. Or who are you to judge?
Or I may even think maybe you should work on yourself. However, when I’m kneeling, humbly before my Heavenly Father and asking in the depth of sincerity, Father, what do I need to change? Where do I need to repent? Where am I lacking? A calm feeling comes over me and at the appropriate time I hear Him and his truth.
His eternal truth penetrates my heart. Honest, sincere, personal prayer in those quiet moments opens the window to revelation from our Heavenly Father. We hear him. He speaks to us, trying to listen to the quiet impressions of the Spirit and promising my Heavenly Father that I will be more attentive to those things where I can improve. Seems to me to bring a greater ability for me to hear him.
Real change rarely happens in a day. I know it doesn’t for me, but with time we become more and more than we were as we hear him and act on the spiritual direction we receive from him. He showers his Spirit and his approval upon us. There’s nothing better than that feeling his approval. Feeling His Spirit.
The Holy Ghost confirms our Heavenly Father’s love for us. And I know in my case he assures me that even these small steps of progress are helping me to come closer to him.