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Praying Without Ceasing

In the Lord’s church we are told to pray without ceasing. How? By living with the constant companionship of the Gift of the Holy Ghost. To be in continual communion with the Father through His Son Jesus Christ, by the Gift and power of the Holy Ghost.

For as the Holy Ghost is a revelator, and revelation is communication, our communication with the Father is as we commune with Him our thoughts, feelings and prayers. He then whispers back to us through the still (comforting), small (piercing) and perfect voice of the Holy Spirit.

With this communion, we learn great things, receive guidance, and His will and promptings help us avoid deception and all other pitfalls.

To obey this law to pray without ceasing, in the which we have the constant companionship and influence of the Gift of the Holy Ghost, which is different than just the influence of the Holt Ghost, we need to first have sacred priesthood ordinances performed on our behalf, through covenant, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

To be partakers of this then, we must live our lives completely to the very best of our knowledge and ability, to keep our covenants, commandments and promises. In this we can then truly always have His Spirit to be with us, thus fulfilling the commandment to truly pray without ceasing.

Shane

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Calming the Storm: Part Two

Is there peace on earth? We can have peace in Christ. Now that peace has been taken from the earth as was written, how do we play our part as peacemakers, and help calm the storms surrounding us. Yes, the tempests all around.

We have the power through faith, acting within the power of Christ, under the guidance of the Holy Ghost, to calm every storm in our personal lives, and aid those around us, causing or caught up in these storms.

Let’s discuss the Holy Ghost’s role in this for a moment, for everyone has access to the Holy Ghost, in which He teaches truth, comforts and bears witnesses of Jesus Christ. There is however, something far greater and more powerful found in the difference of having the influence of the Holy Ghost, and having what is called the Gift of the Holy Ghost (or Holy Spirit).

The Gift of the Holy Ghost is a beautiful, sealing, binding power, given to mankind through sacred priesthood ordinances and covenants, whose authority is found only in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

When these ordinances are performed, namely baptism and the confirmation of the Gift of the Holy Spirit, we are fully enabled to keep our higher sacred covenant commitments.

This gives us the ability to fully access the atonement and gifts of the Spirit, which bless us unto the perfecting of our souls and the Saints.

In this way, the Gift of the Holy Ghost is a far greater influence in us, and we can more fully help add to the peace within and around us, in which we can all have peace in Christ.

To have the Gift of the Holy Ghost is to have His presence always as an influence in us, to guide our hearts and minds with feelings and thoughts. To help us make good decisions and avoid pitfalls. To literally walk the Lord’s path for us, and avoid deception. To be shaped unto the mind and will of God.

Shane