Practical instruction on personal revelation.
How Joseph Smith came to understand that he needed personal revelation.
Example of how the scriptures can lead to personal revelation.
The Lord on Oliver Cowdery's personal revelations.
Lord's promise to reveal mysteries and peacable things.
"Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you."
"I will tell you in your mind and in your heart."
Joseph Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith", p. 324
Reading of the experiences and revelations of others is not enough to understand our relation to God.
Boyd K. Packer, Ensign, Nov. 1991, p. 23
"No one of us can survive in the world of today ... without personal inspiration."
Dallin H. Oaks, "Scripture Reading and Revelation", Ensign, Jan. 1995, p. 8
Scriptures can be like an Urim and Thummim to us.
Boyd K. Packer, "Personal Revelation: The Gift, the Test, and the Promise", Ensign, Nov. 1994, subheading "Temptation"
"There can be counterfeit revelations..."
Pres. Thomas S. Monson, "Examples of Great Teachers", Ensign, June 2007, p. 106, subheading "Everyone Has a Story"
Tells a good story about how a father received revelation which enabled him to send his daughter on a mission.
Elder Henry B. Eyring, "Gifts of the Spirit for Hard Times", Ensign, June 2007
Practical advice on being prepared to receive personal revelation.
Daily revelation is possible.
Elder L. Tom Perry, "We Believe All That God Has Revealed", Ensign, Nov. 2003
Some comments on what the term "revelation" means.
"We all have the right to petition the Lord and receive inspiration through His Spirit within the realm of our own stewardship."
"However, we cannot receive revelation for someone else’s stewardship."
Elder Richard G. Scott, "Learning to Recognize Answers to Prayer", Ensign, Nov. 1989
"Don’t worry about your clumsily expressed feelings. Just talk to your Father. He hears every prayer and answers it in His way."
"When He answers yes, it is to give us confidence.
When He answers no, it is to prevent error.
When He withholds an answer, it is to have us grow through faith in Him, obedience to His commandments, and a willingness to act on truth."
Nephi prays and receives a confirmation of his father's calling.
Nephi prays for his brothers and the Lord answers.
Nephi guided by the spirit, "not knowing beforehand the things which [he] should do".
He is commanded to kill Laban.
Discusses the importance of personal revelation.
Discusses how to qualify to receive personal revelation.
Discusses how to discern the source of revelation.
"Spiritual Promptings", Ensign, September 2008, pp. 18-22
Various personal experiences shared by members regarding personal revelation.
Joshua J. Perkey, "Finding My Faith", Ensign, October 2008
A member retells his conversion experience, with some particularly good detail regarding his learning about personal revelation through experience.