Today I read Numbers 9 and I must say I was instantly struck by the relationship between the ancient Israelites and the early church in this dispensation. The setting of this chapter is that when the feast of the passover came again, there were some of the men who had come into contact with dead bodies and so were deemed "unclean". As such, they were not able to keep the feast of the passover with the rest of the Israelites. This upset the men as they wanted to worship their God too, so Moses went to inquire of the Lord.
I can think of dozens of examples of something similar to this with Joseph Smith in the early days of the church. It is a wonderful thing to have an open connection to the Lord like that, to be able to take a question to the Lord and know you will receive an answer? Of course, any person can do the same thing, Heavenly Father will answer all His children's inquiries in His own due time. When it concerns matters of His people as a whole, that is when the Lord communicates through His prophets. It is comforting to know that He has always followed the same pattern throughout history. Man is fickle and ever changing but we can always count on Heavenly Father to be there for us and stay the same. Until tomorrow.