In the post I linked above, I told you about a 40 Days and Nights Challenge to read the Book of Mormon. As a member of the LDS community, this was exciting to me. And I definitely tried, but as often happens I quickly got off track. But I just kept reading, I hadn't read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover straight. I had done a lot more individualized topic study recently. This was a nice start for me. I had the goal to read all four standard works in 2013....which never happened. But I suppose I have started the process if I start with my Book of Mormon beginning if I can do it in a year.
I finished about a month ago, give or take. And it was a great experience as I tried to make sure I read everyday before I went to work. As I mention a lot, work has been really hard--and this has helped to keep my perspective. Work is not my whole life--though it feels like it. And it really doesn't matter in the big scheme of things. This is SUPER hard to remember--and what I really felt like I learned this time through the Book of Mormon. Each time I read the Book of Mormon, I learn something new. That is the great thing about this wonderful book, and I want to spend the last little bit of my post testifying of its truthfulness.
I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know that the prophets in this book saw our time, and knew what we needed to hear during this dispensation. I know that by reading and studying the Book of Mormon we will come closer to our Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the Savior of the World, and by improving our relationship with Him we become better people. We are here to learn and grow to prepare for the next life, and this book will help us do that. It brings so much peace to each of us, and I am grateful that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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