Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Book of Mormon

Sometimes I get caught up in going through the motions of daily scripture study and prayer, without sometimes thinking too much about it.

But I know that daily prayer and scripture study are a few of the keys to happiness. They help get closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

The Book of Mormon is the word of God. No one could ever convince me otherwise. It speaks of Christ, love, the atonement, prayer, priesthood, prophets, faith, repentance, charity, family... any gospel topic you can think of.

Chris and I were just talking about this. And he said how sad is it that some people just dismiss the Book of Mormon because they think it is about Joseph Smith. Even if it was, how much are they missing?! I wish everyone could feel the power this wonderful book can bring into our lives. And they can, they just have to read it with and open heart.

This conference, my favorite talk so far was Elder Holland. His testimony was so powerful. I have already listened to it a couple times and I am sure I will again. Read it here. But this is a snippet. I wish I was as eloquent as him, but I agree 100% with his words.

"Now, I did not sail with the brother of Jared in crossing an ocean, settling in a new world. I did not hear King Benjamin speak his angelically delivered sermon. I did not proselyte with Alma and Amulek nor witness the fiery death of innocent believers. I was not among the Nephite crowd who touched the wounds of the resurrected Lord, nor did I weep with Mormon and Moroni over the destruction of an entire civilization. But my testimony of this record and the peace it brings to the human heart is as binding and unequivocal as was theirs. Like them “[I] give [my name] unto the world, to witness unto the world that which [I] have seen.” And like them, “[I] lie not, God bearing witness of it.”