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In a world of confusion, disinterest and apathy, we need answers from God more than ever. Sometimes we feel as if God is not answering our prayers even when we need it the most and are most fervent in our pleadings. Gerald Lund succinctly presents several scenarios in which we might expect God to answer us and why it appears he is not. He also gives several current as well as historical examples of when God has answered and not answered prayers in the way they are expected.
I didn’t read the book because God hasn’t been answering me, but I felt it would give me new inspiration as to how I could better receive revelation and help others who have similar questions. His book opened my eyes to what I can change in my life to receive all that God wants to give me.
I had a couple of “Aha!” moments while reading this book. I need to have more times of quiet in my life when I can sit and ponder. Life can become so hectic and chaotic and God can’t speak to you if you’re too busy to hear. I also learned to not get impatient for an answer. Elder Lund says deciding to stop praying because you’re not getting an answer is like a child saying they’re not going to school because it’s too hard.
This is a well-organized book with several possible solutions for not being able to hear the Spirit. There are simple truths put in a new light that will help the reader to determine what needs to change in their lives to receive spiritual guidance more consistently. Generally, we know in our heart what needs to change. This book gives encouragement and light in the right direction. Look at this book as a helper to the Spirit and then do what the Spirit whispers to you as you read it.
Becky Gecko is a mother of 5 ducks, 1 frogs and a Caterpillar in addition to her spouse. Her favorite thing to do in her part time is work on her tap dancing techniques and pester the Olympic committee to add crocheting as an official event to the winter Olympics.