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Short and sweet today:
READ YOUR SCRIPTURES!
Our church leaders instruct us over and over of the daily need for daily power derived from our daily scripture reading. I decided I wanted MORE, so I needed to read what I HAVE.
I'm reading the Old Testament and have a (extended:) goal of finishing this year.
I'm using this book as a helper: The Old Testament for Latter-Day Saint Families.
It has WONDERFUL insights and quotes (not to mention pictures:). But it doesn't have every verse in it. So, then I read on my on-well, not really:).
I'm also using (when the Internet works-I was gone a week-did you miss me??? I missed you guys) http://www.readthescriptures.com, where you can set up your own schedule, and they mail you the daily reading (including audio). It tracks your progress, and includes a daily uplifting quote. (I see there are also groups available on this site)
But, most importantly, I wanted to be able to learn what God wanted me to learn from my daily time in His word. So I prayed for help. THEN!!!! I found this wonderful quote and I read it as a prayer before I read ANYTHING I want to understand or use.
Ask for the "Lord's help to ACQUIRE knowledge, to study CONSTRUCTIVELY, to think CLEARLY, and to RETAIN the things that we have learned." (Pres Spencer W. Kimball).
NOW me and the HOLY GHOST are reading daily! When I read I do feel better, stronger, more intune. When I don't, I feel like something is missing! I encourage all of 'us' to read, listen, learn, and apply this guide book for our journey down here back to 'up there'!!!
(The Old Testament for Latter-Day Saint Families
Bruce L. Andreason)