Thursday, April 28, 2011
Prayer and Scripture Study
I wanted to write today about two things that have helped me in my life to hold true to this hope. These habits have helped me to remember my Savior and to make correct choices. I know that by studying the scriptures and praying often I can be close to my Savior and thus be at peace and experience lasting joy. These two things, though small, will lead to lasting conversion to our Savior.
I know that what Nephi taught is true when he said, "Feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do." (2 Nephi 32:3) I continue to feast upon them because they open the door to revelation and show me what I need to do and become. (PMG 73) Scripture study keeps me close to my Savior. It has invited the spirit into my life and shows me what I should do throughout the day.
Through the scriptures we develop faith in Christ. It is necessary for lasting conversion to read, pray, and ponder the word of God. It is the same for the people of old as it is for us today. This is because the word of God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I am with Jacob when he stated that: "We search the prophets, and we have many revelations...and having all of these witnesses we obtain a hope, and our faith becometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can command in the of Jesus and the very trees obey us, or the mountains, or the waves of the sea." (Jacob 4:6). Our faith will never fail us if we search dilligently the scriptures.
I know that he rose from the dead. I know that he is the Son of God. I know that he suffered for all our sins, temptations, pains, sicknesses, and sorrows. I know he is our Savior and Redeemer. I love my brother Jesus Christ.
Read how prayer brought upon the Restoration of Jesus Christ's Church in the Latter-Days.
Read a modern day apostles talk on Prayer.