Hearts Tuned to His Voice

I think we all get it – why it can be challenging to give heed to prophets.
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Their message nearly always runs counter to popular culture.
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They ask us to do things that are difficult – recognize sins, repent, change.
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They themselves are imperfect people.
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But the Lord has ALWAYS done it this way … given us His word through His servants.
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He has said,
“…whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same.” – D&C 1:38
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And again,
“For he that receiveth my servants receiveth me;
And he that receiveth me receiveth my Father;
And he that receiveth my Father receiveth my Father’s kingdom; therefore all that my Father hath shall be given unto him.” – D&C 84:36-38
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Perhaps the Lord uses this method to find His sheep so He can be sure their hearts and turned to the message and NOT to the messenger.
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“… the Lord’s calling of imperfect men and women to accomplish His work is intentional, and it’s partly meant to shift our focus away from the strength and capabilities of men and instead focus our faith and trust in God. Ironically, the calling of imperfect servants is meant to increase our faith in the Lord’s work rather than diminish it.” – Jakob R. Jones – “Look Unto Me In Every Thought” – CFI – p36
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“Behold I say unto you, that whosoever has heard the words of the prophets, yea, all the holy prophets who have prophesied concerning the coming of the Lord—I say unto you, that all those who have hearkened unto their words, and believed that the Lord would redeem his people, and have looked forward to that day for a remission of their sins, I say unto you, that these are his seed, or they are the heirs of the kingdom of God.” – Abinadi – Mosiah 15:11
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Are our hearts tuned to the message?
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Image credit – “Abinadi before King Noah” by Arnold Friberg
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