this is my talk.
Hi,my name is Maxwell and I am going to talk about how God speaks through living Prophets.
God speaks through a prophet today just as He did in the past. The prophet—President Thomas S. Monson—teaches you what Heavenly Father wants you to know and do and become. You are blessed when you listen to and follow the prophet. President Monson’s directions help us become more like Jesus Christ.
There is a song called We Listen to a Prophet’s Voice which says:We listen to a prophet’s voice and hear the Savior too.
With love he bids us do the work the Lord would have us do.
The Savior calls his chosen seer to preach the word of God,
That men might learn to find the path marked by the iron rod.
Elder Neil L. Andersen said We have the responsibility to listen and to follow, and we have a promise that blessings will come as we believe and act on the prophets’ words. If we will be attentive to the prophets’ words, we will forever remain safely on the path leading to the tree of life.
Amos 3:7 says: Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.D&C 21:5 says: For his word ye shall receive, as if from mine own mouth, in all patience and faith. President Spencer W. Kimball says: May we all read the Book of Mormon prayerfully, study it carefully, and receive a testimony of its divinity.1 Nephi 2:1–3
1 For behold, it came to pass that the Lord spake unto my father, yea, even in a dream, and said unto him: Blessed art thou Lehi, because of the things which thou hast done; and because thou hast been faithful and declared unto this people the things which I commanded thee, behold, they seek to take away thy life.
2 And it came to pass that the Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness.
3 And it came to pass that he was obedient unto the word of the Lord, wherefore he did as the Lord commanded him.