Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy taught about receiving spiritual light during the Saturday morning session of the 185th Annual General Conference on April 4.
“All of us will, at some time or another, have to traverse our own spiritual wilderness and undertake our own rugged emotional journeys,” Elder Clayton said. “In those moments, however dark or seemingly hopeless they may be, if we search for it, there will always be spiritual light that beckons to us, giving us the hope of rescue and relief.”
Elder Clayton said members must have a willingness and desire to believe in the light freely offered by the Savior to perceive spiritual life.
“Every day each of us faces a test. It is the test of our lifetimes. Will we choose to believe in him and allow the light of his gospel to grow within us, or will we refuse to believe and insist on traveling alone in the dark?” Elder Clayton asked. “The Savior provides his gospel as a light to guide those who choose to believe in and follow him.”
The active and constant decision to believe and follow gospel light is the most important choice members will ever make, according to Elder Clayton. “We are the ones who must choose to embrace those spiritual invitations, electing to see with inward eyes the spiritual light with which he calls us.”