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The Holy Spirit: Helping Me Stay Out of Trouble

Friday, October 18th, 2013

The Holy Spirit, which is sometimes also called the Holy Ghost, has a number of essential roles to play in our lives. It reveals truth, brings comfort, and can warn us of danger. How does it keep us out of trouble? Mormons (a nickname sometimes applied to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) believe that God gave us commandments—those Mormon rules we’re so famous for—to keep us out of trouble. While they sometimes seem restrictive, they really keep us from making big mistakes that bring unhappiness to ourselves and others. It didn’t take me long to discover that when I listened to the Holy Spirit, things went well. When I thought I had a better plan and ignored the promptings from the Holy Spirit, things went poorly—and I saw the same results in others. The Holy Spirit: A Better Way to Make Decisions Before I became a Mormon, I made every decision either intellectually or emotionally. Emotional decisions were always guesswork, but the intellectual ones were... Read the rest of this entry »