My goal as a blogger is to write about those things that will help each of us draw nearer to the lord. The Lord said, “draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you.” With that image in mind I would like to discuss a few thoughts on the Book of Mormon.
At the end of this post is a link to an incredible experience that I hope you will take the time to read.
The Book of Mormon is a gift from God to a spiritually dead 2nd estate. It is a gift with a promise. Those who have received a testimony of the Book of Mormon by the power of the Holy Ghost know for themselves what I mean.
Not only can we receive a testimony by the power of God regarding the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, we can employee this book of scripture to refresh our testimony through out our lives. The Book of Mormon has a spirit about it and that means we can draw near to God just by reading from it. I think this is true with any of the books in our standard works, but the Book of Mormon stands preeminent.
When trouble of any sort finds us we can turn to reading from the Book of Mormon, coupled with prayer and find a spiritual uplift. As we draw near to God by reading and praying we might find ourselves elevated above our cares, concerns, and problems to the extent that from our enlightened prospective we might conclude that things are not as bad as we’d thought. This kind of experience occurs often, and is of great value to the recipient.
I’m convinced that when we arrive at the other side of the veil and look back at those things God provided us, to help us through our mortal probation, we’ll be profoundly thankful for the Book of Mormon, and possibly experience remorse for having not done more with the Book of Mormon and less with “toys”.
I hope each of us can take a lesson from the life of Marion G. Romney. He had the attitude (faith) that by reading from the pages of the Book of Mormon he was able to commune with the Lord. He was seeking an answer from God about providing a priesthood blessing to his wife Ida… It is worth the read.