For behold, it is as easy to give heed to the word of Christ, which will point to you a straight course. See that ye look to God, and live. ~a prophet of ancient Israel

compass liahonaWhether we are traveling from one end of the country to the other, using expressways in huge cities, traversing unnamed, flat country roads across endless farmlands on the prairie, or winding our way through daunting mountains, the map and the compass are indispensable.

Now imagine yourself in a family embarking upon a journey across the vast, uncharted portion of the Middle Eastern desert before the compass was invented.  When he arose one morning, an ancient traveler was astonished to find at his tent door a small round ball of such a curious workmanship that he had never seen before. It was a compass, miraculously provided, long before the man-made devices as we know them were used.   The sphere had two spindles.  One pointed the direction they should go, but the compass only worked when the second pointer lined up with the first.

God’s compass functioned only on certain conditions, according to the faith, diligence, and heed of the family to which it was given.  Faith gave them vision and understanding of the divine guidance revealed to them.  They were also required to listen and obey the principles they were taught.  The Lord did not do things for them which they could do for themselves.  Diligent labor and works of service comprised the third element required for the compass to function.

For such a small thing, it brought forth many marvelous works.  But because it was small, some family members were wont to be slothful, and forget to exercise their faith and diligence.   At those times they wandered off their course, or would suffer temporal afflictions, such as hunger and thirst.

doveWe have been given the same type of compass.  If we look in faith to God and live what we know is right, then the pointer of our will can be seen to line up with the Lord’s will.  If we diligently do our part, and heed its still, small voice, we will progress in our journey to our desired goal.  This compass is small, but it can do marvelous things in our lives.  It has been said that our conscience is like a compass.

knightlady2Knights and Ladies at the Round Table

Dinner Topic: Keep on a straight moral course. *Scriptures, Holy Spirit

1. How do faith, diligence, and heed invite the Holy Spirit’s guidance?

2. What kinds of decisions are not important to the Lord?

3. What kind of decisions need we only make once?

4. Can our way seem like a good idea, yet not be the Lord’s way? Explain.

5. What is the process for determining what course we should take?

6.   What kind of behavior on our part might cause the Holy Spirit to cease to work in our lives?

7.  In what way is it possible for a mere word or thought to drive away the Spirit?

8. What kind of music, movie, or media is inappropriate? How does inappropriate speech and behavior offend the Spirit?  Why are worldliness, frivolity, and indifference attitudes to be wary of?

9.  What is the relationship between gratitude and reverence?  How can daily reverence enhance our worthiness of constant companionship of the Holy Spirit?

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