Comments on: Does the Holy Ghost Get Enough Credit? http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:36:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.1 By: will http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164&cpage=1#comment-1131 will Mon, 26 Sep 2005 22:43:07 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164#comment-1131 don, what are the parents of Garrett Bardsley missing? The gift of the Holy Ghost, worthiness, or prayer? don, what are the parents of Garrett Bardsley missing? The gift of the Holy Ghost, worthiness, or prayer?

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By: Brent http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164&cpage=1#comment-1130 Brent Tue, 20 Sep 2005 09:55:56 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164#comment-1130 It's sometimes about asking with childlike faith when a true need is there. I can remember one time when I was first married with very young children and NO money, I lost a wrench that I REALLY needed to have so I could work on the family car. The tool had been missing for several days. There was no way I could afford to buy a new wrench, and for sure couldn't afford a mechanic, so I prayed to know where the tool was. As I prayed in my bedroom, I saw in my mind the back bumper of the car. I thought to myself, "There is NO WAY the wrench could be there. I've been driving the car for at least two days since I last used that wrench". But, I went to look anyway. Sure enough, the wrench was sitting right on top of the back bumper (there was just enough of a rim around the bumper's top surface to keep the wrench in place during the 120-plus miles I had driven the previous two days). Sometimes I wish I wasn't so "educated" these days so I could have more of these simple Faith & Spirit experiences... -Brent It’s sometimes about asking with childlike faith when a true need is there.

I can remember one time when I was first married with very young children and NO money, I lost a wrench that I REALLY needed to have so I could work on the family car. The tool had been missing for several days. There was no way I could afford to buy a new wrench, and for sure couldn’t afford a mechanic, so I prayed to know where the tool was. As I prayed in my bedroom, I saw in my mind the back bumper of the car. I thought to myself, “There is NO WAY the wrench could be there. I’ve been driving the car for at least two days since I last used that wrench”. But, I went to look anyway. Sure enough, the wrench was sitting right on top of the back bumper (there was just enough of a rim around the bumper’s top surface to keep the wrench in place during the 120-plus miles I had driven the previous two days).

Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so “educated” these days so I could have more of these simple Faith & Spirit experiences…

-Brent

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By: Amy http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164&cpage=1#comment-1129 Amy Tue, 20 Sep 2005 06:59:19 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164#comment-1129 Elena, I bet there are stories we just don't know of regarding people who in fact WERE prompted by the Holy Ghost in evacuating New Orleans and others who in fact HAVE been helped by the Holy Ghost to find their missing child. At least, that's my optimistic assumption. Can't say I have any answers to all the good questions posed here, though. I'll keep watching to see if anyone else does... Elena, I bet there are stories we just don’t know of regarding people who in fact WERE prompted by the Holy Ghost in evacuating New Orleans and others who in fact HAVE been helped by the Holy Ghost to find their missing child. At least, that’s my optimistic assumption. Can’t say I have any answers to all the good questions posed here, though. I’ll keep watching to see if anyone else does…

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By: don http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164&cpage=1#comment-1128 don Mon, 19 Sep 2005 20:12:58 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164#comment-1128 Elena, I think the reason the H.G. has something to do with choosing the right dress or finding lost car keys is because we ask.When you have the gift of the H.G. and you are worthy, AND you seek his guidence, then I think you have the right to expect his help in those areas. If it's common sense, intellect and luck, then why even have the H.G. avaialble at all? Elena,

I think the reason the H.G. has something to do with choosing the right dress or finding lost car keys is because we ask.When you have the gift of the H.G. and you are worthy, AND you seek his guidence, then I think you have the right to expect his help in those areas.

If it’s common sense, intellect and luck, then why even have the H.G. avaialble at all?

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By: Elena http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164&cpage=1#comment-1127 Elena Mon, 19 Sep 2005 19:08:26 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164#comment-1127 I guess I don't understand why th e HOly Ghost is credited with inspiriing which outfit to buy or where the car keys got dropped, and yet can't help people get out of New Orleans fast enough or help a missing child get found. I think it's all common sense, intellect and luck. Why does the Holy Ghost have to have anything to do with these scenarios? I guess I don’t understand why th e HOly Ghost is credited with inspiriing which outfit to buy or where the car keys got dropped, and yet can’t help people get out of New Orleans fast enough or help a missing child get found. I think it’s all common sense, intellect and luck. Why does the Holy Ghost have to have anything to do with these scenarios?

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By: J. Stapley http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164&cpage=1#comment-1126 J. Stapley Sun, 18 Sep 2005 02:26:59 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164#comment-1126 Elder Anderson cam to the mission and in response to a similar question said (paraphrased): <blockquote>When it comes to you, do it. After you follow your thoughts long enough, you will learn to discern the spirit.</blockquote> This actually worked in the microcosm of the mission field. Now, the cacophony in my mind makes it much more difficult to discern... Elder Anderson cam to the mission and in response to a similar question said (paraphrased):

When it comes to you, do it. After you follow your thoughts long enough, you will learn to discern the spirit.

This actually worked in the microcosm of the mission field. Now, the cacophony in my mind makes it much more difficult to discern…

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By: don http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164&cpage=1#comment-1125 don Sun, 18 Sep 2005 01:05:33 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164#comment-1125 Bret, Exactly! I've been doing the same thing most of my life. Where is the answer? Bret,
Exactly! I’ve been doing the same thing most of my life. Where is the answer?

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By: Bret http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164&cpage=1#comment-1124 Bret Sat, 17 Sep 2005 21:58:19 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=164#comment-1124 Why do you ask so many rhetorical questions?:) Seriously though, I only wish I knew and knew how to distinguish inspiration as opposed to the musings in my head. For example is my time here in Vegas student teaching. The kids are great, my cooperative teachers are great and things are going decent considering I have no idea what I'm doing and am feeling terribly overwhlemed; possibly more so then I've ever felt in my life. So as I struggle, trying to be patient to see if I'll ever get any better at this and/or that I'll like it enough to want to do this as a job, I ponder my many thoughts I've had over the past year or so over whether I should have switched my degree. Was it the Holy Ghost trying to tell me I'm getting into the wrong profession? (or at least the wrong part of it. High School instead College) Has he been putting all these thought into my head and persuading almost everyone I know (save my sweet mother) to tell me to shoot for university professorship and get me to switch? Or is it just me griping about life and not wanting to do the hard things I must do? Why do you ask so many rhetorical questions?:)
Seriously though, I only wish I knew and knew how to distinguish inspiration as opposed to the musings in my head.
For example is my time here in Vegas student teaching. The kids are great, my cooperative teachers are great and things are going decent considering I have no idea what I’m doing and am feeling terribly overwhlemed; possibly more so then I’ve ever felt in my life.
So as I struggle, trying to be patient to see if I’ll ever get any better at this and/or that I’ll like it enough to want to do this as a job, I ponder my many thoughts I’ve had over the past year or so over whether I should have switched my degree. Was it the Holy Ghost trying to tell me I’m getting into the wrong profession? (or at least the wrong part of it. High School instead College) Has he been putting all these thought into my head and persuading almost everyone I know (save my sweet mother) to tell me to shoot for university professorship and get me to switch? Or is it just me griping about life and not wanting to do the hard things I must do?

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