I was looking for this quote today and found it! Hooray!
“A good woman knows that she does not have enough time, energy, or opportunity to take care of all of the people or do all of the worthy things her heart yearns to do. Life is not calm for most women, and each day seems to require the accomplishment of a million things, most of which are important. A good woman must constantly resist alluring and deceptive messages from many sources telling her that she is entitled to more time away from her responsibilities and that she deserves a life of greater ease and independence. But with personal revelation, she can prioritize correctly and navigate this life confidently.
“The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life. Qualifying for the Lord’s Spirit begins with a desire for that Spirit and implies a certain degree of worthiness. Keeping the commandments, repenting, and renewing covenants made at baptism lead to the blessing of always having the Lord’s Spirit with us.2 Making and keeping temple covenants also adds spiritual strength and power to a woman’s life. Many answers to difficult questions are found by reading the scriptures because the scriptures are an aid to revelation.3 Insight found in scripture accumulates over time, so it is important to spend some time in the scriptures every day. Daily prayer is also essential to having the Lord’s Spirit with us.4 Those who earnestly seek help through prayer and scripture study often have a paper and pencil nearby to write questions and record impressions and ideas.
“Revelation can come hour by hour and moment by moment as we do the right things. When women nurture as Christ nurtured, a power and peace can descend to guide when help is needed. For instance, mothers can feel help from the Spirit even when tired, noisy children are clamoring for attention, but they can be distanced from the Spirit if they lose their temper with children…
“Because personal revelation is a constantly renewable source of strength, it is possible to feel bathed in help even during turbulent times. (“And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit,” Sister Julie B. Beck, April 2010 general conference, emphasis added).
This is a fabulous talk! Watch it below. ⬇
Who is Julie B. Beck? Sister Beck was the president of the Relief Society from 2007-2012. Her words have had a great impact on me for good! She is like a personal mentor.
What is Relief Society? Relief Society is the oldest and largest women’s organization on the earth. I’m a member. I love Relief Society!
What is general conference? General conference occurs each 6 months the first Saturday and Sunday in April and October in Salt Lake City. It is when the worldwide membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints receive inspired messages from prophets and general leacers of the church via live instruction which are simultaneously streamed/broadcast, recorded, and shared throughout the world.
What is the Holy Ghost? The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. He helps me, through inspiration, to feel comfort and peace, teach and help my children, husband, extended family, and others, and other wonderful gifts.
Want to learn more? Click on the above links to learn more, or visit Mormon.org.