Elder David P. Homer: ‘Hearing His Voice’

General Authority Seventy

Notable quotes:

“If we are not careful, the wrong voices can draw us away from the gospel center.”
“Learning the many ways (Heavenly Father) speaks is a lifelong quest.”
“The more diligently we seek His voice, the easier it becomes to hear.”

Summary points:

1) In a world filled with competing voices, learn to distinguish the voice of the Lord.

2) Prophets and apostles sound God’s voice through their teachings.

3) The Holy Ghost is a conduit to the voice of the Lord.

Talk summary

In a world of competing voices — breaking news, tweets, blogs, podcasts — Heavenly Father makes it possible to hear and follow His voice.

“If we are diligent, He and His Son will give us the direction we seek, the strength we need, and the happiness we all desire.”

The popular voices of the day are not always best — and convenience rarely leads to things that matter.

“If we are not careful, the wrong voices can draw us away from the gospel center to places where faith is difficult to sustain, and we find little more than emptiness, bitterness and dissatisfaction.”

Most often, Heavenly Father sounds His voice through impressions given by the Holy Ghost.

“The Spirit speaks to different people in different ways, and He may speak to the same person in different ways at different times. As a result, learning the many ways He speaks to us is a lifelong quest.”

The Father’s voice can be found in many places. “We will find it when we pray, when we study the scriptures, and when we attend Church, engage in faithful discussions, or go to the temple. Surely, we will find it in conference this very weekend.”

The prophets and apostles also articulate what God wants His children to know, whether it is popular or not.

“The more diligently we seek His voice, the easier it becomes to hear. It is not that His voice gets louder but that our ability to hear it has increased.”

About the speaker:

  • Elder David P. Homer was sustained during April 2018 general conference.
  • Received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah in economics in 1985.
  • Received a MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1987.
  • Worked for General Mills for three decades.