I can always count on Clive to put me back on track.
Start from what you DO know they say.
"Hold the ground you have already won" says Elder Holland.
I am absolutely certain that I am more than the sum total of my parts. I am more than flesh and bones. I am a soul. I am also certain that there is a divine creator of my soul. A Heavenly Father. The architect of my being. My doubts lie in my connection to my creator and my understanding of his involvement in my life. I realize that if I want to communicate with him, I have to communicate on the level of my soul. Spiritual communication might be an appropriate term.
Despite my effort to gain an intellectual understanding by carefully gathering indisputable scientific evidence to irrefutably prove that God is real, I have missed the mark.
“The idea that all important knowledge is based on scientific evidence is simply untrue.”
I’m going to have to acquire a knowledge of the reality of God, through spiritual means. This is both discouraging and frightening, because I don’t trust my spiritual capabilities.
But if God is going to speak to me, and teach me, and give me sure knowledge, it is going to be through my soul. My brain and intellect can help me sort through and discover truth, by it will be my soul that confirms it. This means that I can do what I want to do most, I can read and study. That is where I am good. But it also means that I must do what I do least, where I am weak, and that is listening. Listening with my soul.
“God is and can be known only be revelation. He stands revealed or he remains forever unknown.”
There can be only one source for the answers to my questions. Personal revelation. Period. Bam. That’s it.