The For the Strength of Youth guide helps us understand that we can make better choices when we can see things clearly. That’s why light is so important; light makes it easier to see the right path. Heavenly Father has given us access to heavenly light—the gift of the Holy Ghost—to help us see clearly what is good and bad, right and wrong.
The section “Walk in God’s Light” of the For the Strength of Youth guide explains that at baptism we enter a joyful covenant relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. In the temple, we make additional covenants that can strengthen that relationship. Each week during the sacrament, we renew our covenants. We express our willingness to keep the commandments, and the Lord blesses us with the opportunity to have the Holy Spirit as our constant companion. It is one of His greatest gifts to you.
Making good choices improves our ability to feel the Spirit. There are many good and wholesome things in this world. Just as our body is affected by what we eat and drink, our mind and spirit are profoundly affected by what we read, watch, and listen to.
Read the section “Walk in God’s Light” to learn ways to live by the eternal truths that will help you see clearly what is good and bad, right and wrong; see invitations to act on those truths; and learn about the blessings that God promises to those who live by His teachings.