Feb 27, 2019
Episode 43 continues the 5-episode series on becoming more spiritually minded. The purpose of the series is to help you figure out how God speaks to you as well as learn how you receive personal revelation. Today’s topic is: build spiritual reserves.
If you listened to last week’s episode, you know that each week of this series has a free printable. The episodes are focused on a portion of a quote from President Nelson’s talk from April 2018 General Conference. The talk is called Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives. Here is the part of that talk we are focusing on this week:
As you repeat this process day after day, month after month, year after year, you will ‘grow into the principle of revelation.’
In the episode, you’ll hear two examples from the scriptures about building spiritual reserves. The first is from Matthew 25 where Christ tells the parable of the ten virgins. The second example comes from Alma 2. I share how the Nephites were able to build spiritual reserves and use them in times of crisis and hardship.
You’ll also hear how spiritual reserves helped a previous guest from episode 5, Maralyn Nava, cope with the deaths of two of her children.
Another topic I dive into is finding time to build spiritual reserves into your life. You’ll hear a clip from episode 16 with Courtney Casper. She shares how she has been able to maintain the spiritual habit of scriptures study.
As with all the episodes in this series, there’s a printable you can download. The printable will help you think about how you can personally build spiritual reserves. The printable includes a section with things to ponder as well as an invitation to act.
I believe acting is an important part of spiritual growth. It’s great to hear these ideas on a podcast and to even think, “Yes, I am going to do it.” But if you don’t act, it probably won’t happen.
This week’s printable also has a quote that I love from President Henry B. Eyring. He said:
Decisions now to exercise faith and be steady in obedience will in time produce great faith and assurance. That is the spiritual preparedness we all will need. And it will qualify us in the moments of crisis to receive the Lord’s promise that ‘if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.
I hope this episode and the printable will help you think about how you can build spiritual reserves. Spiritual habits will help you have faith, a testimony and a relationship with God. Spiritual reserves will help you in a moment of crisis.
Download the printables for each episode HERE.
You can find part 1: Seek a Relationship with God HERE.