How do we walk in peace during times of tribulation and sorrow? When the hearts of men fail them daily? When there is so much contention and divisiveness within our culture? The answer is when we give ourselves over to Christ daily. The heart of the message of the Gospel is for all humanity to come and find peace whereby they are at peace within themselves and at peace with others.
It is through our faith in Jesus Christ that we are able to speak as one having authority. To call all men unto repentance. To forgive those who have trespassed against us. To preach with authority against the many seeds of doubt and fear. Our very words are impeccable where it brings light of hope, love, and truth within the darkest regions of the human heart. It beckons us to be a light unto the world.
One of the defining characteristics of the Book of Mormon is the invitation for all people – everywhere – to read and ponder the message it contains. It is not just an invitation to read and ponder. It is an invitation to that Jesus is the Christ, Son of the Living God.
The antidote to our spiritual captivity is rooting ourselves in Jesus Christ. This is where our mindful and prayerful study through the Book of Mormon will take us this year. Want to have a true and real authentic spiritual influence and impact in your life? Spend some time reading through the Book of Mormon.
As each one of us begins our prayerful, and mindful, study of this sacred text – let us bear in mind the great truths that will be revealed unto each one of us. Through our study, the idea is to draw closer to God. Come to full awareness of Christ’s atonement and mission. And, to find healing, restoration, and fresh faith and power to live a spiritually enriching life where we become like Christ.
As you focus on making a significant spiritual impact and influence – think about how the Book of Mormon may play a role in enhancing one’s spiritual disciplines to fully come unto Christ. It is not just merely reading through this sacred text of scripture. As one reads, meditate and prayerfully seek ways to apply the teachings into your life. Invite the power of the Holy Spirit to witness to you of the testimonies contained within the text.
as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. ~ Philippians 1:20, ESV ~ Turning to Jesus Christ may be a last resort for those of us seeking spiritual transformation: because…