Every year, no matter where I am in it, I finish the Book of Mormon before the new year begins. This year, I'm way back in Mosiah 21. Ugh! I've got a long way to go. I've got a reading schedule all set up through readthescriptures.com.
I've been fascinated by some of the things in this Conference talk. I keep running across it and have read it over and over again. It wasn't one of those that grabbed my attention back in October, but for some reason, I am directed to it repeatedly.
This paragraph, particularly, is fascinating to me:
"Pondering a passage of scripture can be a key to unlock revelation and the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Ghost. Scriptures can calm an agitated soul, giving peace, hope, and a restoration of confidence in one’s ability to overcome the challenges of life. They have potent power to heal emotional challenges when there is faith in the Savior. They can accelerate physical healing."
I've experienced the things the first part of this paragraph states, but that last sentence.....That's new to me. I'd heard things about this in the mission field, but I have to say I was a bit of a cynic. Maybe I need to open my mind a bit further.
Right now, I need the blessings promised of calm to an agitated soul and "restoration of confidence" in my ability to "overcome the challenges of life." Maybe I'll never experience that "physical healing" portion, but the other is enough for me.
I love the Book of Mormon!