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So, a little phrase, that for some reason's been popping into my mind on and off this morning, comes to the forefront of my thinking....
Did you know that in the introduction of the Book of Mormon it says, "a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book"? (I know my question mark is in the wrong place, but I didn't want anyone to think that this quote was a question).
Well, that's been on my brain. The reason I think of the Book of Mormon as therapy is because it brings me nearer to God. It straightens me out. It's like going to the spiritual chiropractor when I'm "out of whack."
So, after reading about the "sheep having no shepherd," I thought about just who the shepherd is and the following thought occurred to me....
When I study the Book of Mormon (regularly), I am reading the book that says it will bring me "nearer to God." This really is what I want--to be close to God. I don't just "want" it, I NEED it. By repeating this act, I'm showing God where my heart lies. I'm expressing to Him my desire to be close to Him. He, then, rewards me by drawing closer to me and teaching me the things I need as an individual and as a mother to His children. Thus, His Son becomes my shepherd. As time goes on, and I work hard to continue in this pattern, I, like His sheep, learn His voice and learn to trust and follow Him.
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