What is Personal Revelation?
There are a few activities that would be wonderful for mutual night-
"The egg walk"- this activity is perfect for mutual/FHE/Activity days etc.
Find a grassy area where you can walk bare footed. Place Blindfolds on your participants, and have them walk through your designated area with out stepping on an egg. Someone must guide and direct through voice only.
The person guiding represents our Heavenly Father- and person blindfolded represents us- Only Heavenly Father sees the big picture so can guide us through our journey safely.
Another activity you can do at mutual or during class-
Give everyone a piece of paper- have them write a simple sentence
Pass the paper and have the next person draw a picture of the sentence-
next- fold the paper right under the sentence- then pass the paper (so they can not see the original sentence,only the picture) keep folding and passing-
This shows how communication can be mis-interpreted - Making personal revelation so very important.
Many voices in the world compete for your attention, and they can easily drown out spiritual impressions if you are not careful. (Preach my Gospel pg 96)
Richard G. Scott said in How to receive revelation "Heavenly Father did not put us on earth to fail but to succeed gloriously"
"God loves you and all His children. He is anxious to support you in your practical and specific challenges. You have been promised inspiration to know what to do and have been given the power to do it" see D&C 43:15-16 (Preach my Gospel pg 89)
"Communication with our Heavenly Father is not a trivial matter. It is a sacred privilege." Richard G Scott
I really love what the bible dictionary says about revelation
The bible dictionary says "Divine revelation is one of the grandest concepts and principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for without it, man could not know of the things of God and could not be saved with any degree of salvation in the eternities. Continuous revelation from God to his saints, through the Holy ghost or by other means, such as visions, dreams, or visitations, makes possible daily guidance along true paths and lead the faithful soul to complete and eternal salvation in the celestial kingdom." "It is the making known of divine truth by communication with the heavens, and consists not only of revelation of the plan of salvation to the Lord's prophets but also a confirmation in the hearts of the believers that the revelation to the prophets is true. It also consists of individual guidance for every person who seeks for it and follows the prescribed course of faith, repentance, and obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ. "The Holy Ghost is a revelator," said Joseph Smith" "without revelation, all would be guesswork, darkness, and confusion."
Studying the following will help with learning how the Spirit talks to us (Preach my Gospel)
Activity: Personal or Companion Study
The most powerful experience will be when the youth share their own personal experience of when they received guidance and or revelation.
I am so grateful that our Heavenly Father loves us enough to continue to talk to us and help us navigate through this journey we call life.