GS 120L: Lesson 6


Speaking Partner Appointment: Listening to the Spirit

Young man praying with hands clasped

Read to your speaking partner the following paragraphs from talks given by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin and Elder Dallin H. Oaks. Read one time through and discuss pronunciation, unfamiliar phrases, or vocabulary words. Read another time through and discuss the importance of listening to the Spirit to direct your use of time.

It’s Your Choice

"The Spirit will always guide and direct aright.… Follow the Spirit to focus your energies on that which matters most.… The truths of the gospel do not change.… If you will follow the Christ, follow his prophet, and follow his Spirit, you will always choose the right."

(from Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, November 1998)

Focus and Priorities

"Overarching everything is the importance of what the Spirit whispered to us last night or this morning about our own specific needs. Each of us should be careful that the current flood of information does not occupy our time so completely that we cannot focus on and hear and heed the still, small voice that is available to guide each of us with our own challenges today."

(from Elder Dallin H. Oaks, July 2001)


  1. What do you have to do to get the guidance of the Spirit?
  2. Why is it important to rely on the Spirit when planning our time?
  3. Do you think the Spirit helps us to plan our time so that we are able to accomplish more?
  4. Have you had an experience in which the Spirit helped you to accomplish a task that you didn't think you had the time for?

If time allows, go over some of the vocabulary list and discuss definitions of how the words are used.