How personal or detailed should one be when describing the Spirit?
How personal or detailed should one be when describing communications from the Spirit on a blog entry?
I can tell from my hit-counter service that I have some regular readers, so I'm directing this question mainly to them. I've turned on anonymous comments if any non-Blogspotters want to comment. (Comment moderation is still in effect, so comments won't appear until I approve them.)
In the scriptures, the prophets basically say "The Lord (or the Spirit) told/commanded me." Today, the Brethren usually say "I was/felt impressed" or "I was/felt prompted."
Being prepared for, and sometimes seeking out book-placement opportunities has allowed the Spirit to teach me of ways in which he works that are new to me. I now believe the Spirit can vary the types or methods of inspiration/revelation in addition to the strength or volume. In previous entries, I've described "tugs" where I feel pulled to a place that's within eyesight. Sometimes it's more of a "visual focus" such as when a particular person or place "stands out", and my attention is drawn to them. Sometimes a person appears to give off spiritual light, and I can perceive it radiating from them.
A big lesson for me was learning that the Spirit can implant ideas that feel like my own ideas. These are neither whisperings nor promptings. If I'm in tune with the Spirit, I can identify a whispering/prompting as a something that originates from outside of me and is being communicated to me from the outside in. But the "implanted idea" is something that wells up from within, as an internal desire.
Do you think I should include full details of spiritual thoughts and feelings and how I analyze or discern them when describing these events?