Okay, for those of you who actually follow my blog i just want to say i’m sorry that i haven’t been posting lately. I work all the time and life can be pretty busy. Please, forgive me.
so, currently i am works on finishing up my mission paper, and one of the many thing i have to do is finish the Book of Mormon from cover to cover. (i’m sure having a testimony of it’s truthfulness is in there too) I have been reading it daily and every time before i read it i would pray to God and ask him to help me to know if the Book of Mormon is really true. I would pray constantly, and consistently, but i felt as if i wasn’t getting an answer. As you can imagine i begin to become frustrated and was beginning to wonder why i wasn’t receiving my immediate answer like everyone else. I started asking people why did they believe the Book of Mormon is true and how did they know for sure. I felt as if i was searching everywhere and getting no where.
one evening i was looking at the June, 2014 Ensign and i started to flip through not knowing where to stop. Now, for those who know me, know that i have a firm testimony that every word that comes out of the prophet, and the apostles mouth, is for our CURRENT benefit. Heavenly Father wants all his children to know he knows them personally and he wants us to hear certain things; I just know this for a fact. As those thoughts were going through my head I ran into an article By Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles called Agency and Answers Recognizing Revelation. I was immediately intrigued and i started to read it intensely.
Three ways to Find Answers:
1. Look for Evidence that He has already answered you.
2. Pay attention to feelings.
3. Act When He Withholds an Answer.
This really struck me, and it caused me to ponder. I began to look for the evidence and see if he really has answered me. Then i started to realize that he hasn’t given me a clear dramatic answer, so i needed to act on faith; Which i did.
I work with this girl, name being withheld, and she was telling me she isn’t a member of the church and she was telling me a member of the church told her she is lucky that she isn’t. I was clearly shocked that a member would even begin to utter those words to a nonmember, let alone to anyone. I testified to her that she would actually be lucky if she WAS a member of the church, and that the man she is married to now can be her Husband for all time and eternity, and the same goes with her future children. I began to notice how receptive she was to what i was saying and i asked if she had a copy of the Book of Mormon, as i assumed, the answer was “no”.
A few weeks later i realized she hadn’t received the Book of Mormon and i felt as if it was my job to change that. I got a Book and marked my two favorite scriptures in it and i wrote my testimony in the front. After sharing the Book of Mormon, I got my answer and i super strong feeling of happiness. The Book of Mormon the truly another testament of our Lord and Savior. The bible is in deed the word of God, if translated correctly, but so is the Book of Mormon. It supports it and it lets us know that he really did die for our sins and it helps us to completely to understand all what we need to do to come back to him.
I am grateful for the way that our Father answers prays, and his forever eternal perspective. I am so grateful for our current holy prophet and his heavenly apostles. I am so grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I hope that all of you who are reading this have a testimony of the living gospel and partake of the constant blessings being offered to us. I know that my Savior truly lives, and the Book of Mormon is true. Please, ask me questions and i will gladly answer them.