1 Nephi 18:22
Guide Your Ship
22 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did guide the ship, that we sailed again towards the promised land.
When we trust in the Lord's appointed leaders, we will be on the right path to the promised land/celestial Kingdom. The plan of salvation is to return to our Heavenly Father and our brother Jesus Christ and to live with our families forever.
The prayers of the righteous were answered when Nephi was able to guide the ship and follow the directions on their compass.
D&C 45:55 And Satan shall be bound, that he shall have no place in the hearts of the children of men.
4/16 Mary R. Durham (2nd C. Primary)
A Child's Guiding Gift
How do we follow the example of this father and kick off some of the weight of the world we carry, so we can keep our children’s heads and our own worried minds above the water? How can we, as Paul counseled, “lay aside every weight”?2 How can we prepare our children for the day when they can no longer cling to us and our testimonies—when they are the ones swimming?
An answer comes when we recognize this divine source of strength. It is a source often underestimated, yet it can be used daily to lighten our load and guide our precious children. That source is the guiding gift of the Holy Ghost....At age eight, children can experience baptism. They learn about and make a covenant with God. Those they love surround them as they are immersed and come out of the font with a feeling of great joy. Then they receive the unspeakable gift of the Holy Ghost, a gift that may guide them constantly as they live for that blessing.
Elder David A. Bednar said: “The simplicity of [confirmation] may cause us to overlook its significance. These four words—‘Receive the Holy Ghost’—are not a passive pronouncement; rather, they constitute a priesthood injunction—an authoritative admonition to act and not simply to be acted upon.”3
Children have a natural desire to do good and to be good. We can feel their innocence, their purity. They also have a great sensitivity to the still, small voice.
We all have storms in our lives. Some storms are totally overwhelming and some are ever tossing us until we find it hard to tell which way we are drifting. The trouble is that we never drift effortlessly to anywhere good. We will find ourselves going in circles or down in a bigger storm. It takes effort and faith to follow the compass of direction. We are given many guides by the Lord
37 Search these commandments, for they are true and faithful, and the prophecies and promises which are in them shall all be fulfilled.
Just s Nephi guided the ship toward the promised land, we can be guided and guide our families and others we are called to guide. We can only be a true guide if we follow the the Holy Ghost as he guides us. Our called leaders are at the helm of the church. They have a compass to guide them in the work. We are blessed to know for ourselves which way to go. To be more like Christ is the ultimate goal. We can choose how we will navigate in stormy and calm seas. We will have them both in our lives and the Spirit will only guide us if we receive Him.
83-Guide Us Oh Thou Great Jehovah
57 For they that are wise and have received the atruth, and have taken the Holy Spirit for their bguide, and have not been deceived—verily I say unto you, they shall not be hewn down and cast into the cfire, but shall abide the day.
101- Guide Me To Thee
164- I will Follow God's Plan For Me
105- The Holy Ghost