"How sweet are thy words unto my taste!
yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth."

~Psalm 119:103

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Mother's Faith
(Alma 56:46-48)

This passage from the Book of Mormon made me weepy as I read it last night:
For as I had ever called them my sons (for they were all of them very young) even so they said unto me: Father, behold our God is with, and he will not suffer that we should fall; then let us go forth; we would not slay our brethren if they would let us alone; therefore let us go, lest they should overpower the army of Antipus.

Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.

And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying, We do not doubt our mothers knew it.

I hope that my children do not doubt that I know!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Where Do I Find the Word of God?
(Jacob 7:10-12)

And I said unto him: Believest thou the scriptures? And he said, Yea.

And I said unto him: Then ye do not understand them; for they truly testify of Christ. Behold, I say unto you that none of the prophets have written nor prophesied, save they have spoken concerning this Christ.

And this is not all - it has been made manifest unto me, for I have heard and seen: and it also has been made manifest unto me by the power of the Holy Ghost.

In his encounter with the wicked Sherem, the prophet Jacob testified that a witness of Jesus Christ - His word - is found not only in the scriptures but also in the words of prophets and in the power of the Holy Ghost. My feasting upon His word must include all three:
  • The holy scriptures contain the word of God as recorded by His servants in days past.

  • Living prophets bear witness of Jesus Christ today, including during the semi-annual General Conference of the Church.

  • The Holy Ghost, which can be our constant companion (see D&C 121:46), teaches the truth of all things (see Moroni 10:5) and tells us all things we should do (see 2 Nephi 32:3).

Sunday, July 31, 2011

He's Got My Back
(3 Nephi 20:42)

"For ye shall not go out with haste nor go by flight;
for the Lord will go before you, and
the God of Israel shall be your rearward."