Sunday, February 15, 2009

Strengthened by the Holy Ghost

My testimony of the strength that we can receive when we are filled with the Holy Ghost was renewed today. I did not take very good care of my body this past week, and it all caught up with me this morning. When I woke up I was physically drained.

I am the Sunday School President in my ward and this morning I taught a "Teacher Improvement" class. Though I was physically drained, I was filled with the Spirit and I was able to stand and instruct the teachers with clarity and power. It was a miracle, and we all were edified.

Yesterday one of our Sunday School teachers fell on the ice and got a concussion, so she was not able to teach today. I taught in her stead, and again was blessed by God to be filled with the Holy Ghost and given the strength to stand. Though I was still physically drained, I was able to stand and testify with power of the reality of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Though I had little time to prepare for the lesson, the Lord filled my mouth and gave me the words to speak. Questions and stories were brought to my mind, and the class members responded with their testimonies. I love to bear testimony of my Savior, and I am most grateful that I was given the strength to stand and do so today.

Later today I went by to see the teacher who had the concussion, and you will be glad to know that she is doing much better and is on her way to a full recovery.

While teaching today I shared a quote by Elder Corbridge, and today I feel like I received a renewed testimony of His words:

"Nothing in this life is of greater worth than the supernal gift of the Holy Ghost. It is the source of joy, peace, knowledge, strength, love, and every other good thing. With the Atonement, it is the power by which we may be changed and made strong where we are weak. With the priesthood, it is the power by which marriages and families are sealed together eternally. It is the power by which the Lord makes Himself manifest unto those who believe in Him. Every good thing depends on getting and keeping the power of the Holy Ghost in our lives. Everything depends on that."

-Lawrence E. Corbridge, “The Way,” Ensign, Nov 2008, 34–36

I have not always been worthy to have the Holy Ghost with me, but I can testify of how wonderful life is when I am filled with the Holy Ghost. I am grateful for my Savior for giving me the power to live my life in such a way that it can be filled with the peace and joy of the Holy Ghost.

1 comment:

  1. I agree 100%. We cannot make it without the Holy Spirit. There are so many churches that are rejecting Him, and the result is going to be an eternity separated from God.