In this week’s devotional address, Kimberly Thueson highlights where in our lives we can see the influence of the Savior and how we can use His gifts to return to Him.
Thueson is the online instructor evaluator for BYU-Idaho. Her talk titled “Cardboard Connections and the Doorway to Heaven” discussed personal revelation, and how we can use that to better ourselves and to help return to Heavenly Father.
In her talk, she looked to the words of President Russell M. Nelson, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where praises the Lord for being a loving Father.
“Since becoming president of the Church, our prophet, President Russell M. Nelson, has spoken numerous times on different occasions about the importance of personal revelation,” Thueson said. “He has said, ‘One of the things the Spirit has repeatedly impressed on my mind is how willing the Lord is to reveal His mind and will.’”
One of the big points Thueson made is that in order to understand when we are receiving blessings, we need to open our hearts to the Savior.
“Are you doing the work that is necessary to increase your capacity to receive revelation?” she asked. “Are you actively seeking connections with and guidance from Heaven? The heavens are open, but they might as well be closed if we don’t look up and receive what the Lord is sharing.”
BYU-Idaho Radio interviewed Thueson about her devotional. She said that in order to fully receive the blessings the Lord provides, we have to learn how the Sprit communicates with us so we can better receive the promptings of the Lord.
“It does get better with practice. As we work at learning how the Spirit communicates with us, we get better at it, and we understand better how to receive those messages,” Thueson said.
He said the one thing she wanted those who listen to her talk to get from it was to understand how much Heavenly Father loves them.
“I would want them to fell the love of the Lord and all of the blessings that He has given us so that we can live our lives happily here on Earth and so that we can return to live with Him again,” she said.