The Book of Mormon Challenge
A sweet Sister missionary friend of mine challenged everyone who read her social media post to take part in the Book of Mormon challenge, so here I am. I also couldn't think of a better way to celebrate having one week left until I report to the MTC than sharing one of my favorite scriptures (:
1. Take a picture of you with the Book of Mormon
2. Share your favorite verse and why
3. Challenge 3 or more friends to do the same
4. Include the instructions in the post
I have more than one favorite verse! One of these is found in Words of Mormon 1:7
7 ... And now I do not know all things; but the Lord knoweth all things which are to come; wherefore, he worketh in me to do according to his will.
I read this verse while I was preparing to finish my mission papers. I read it in a time where I could not understand what was happening in my life, why it was happening, and why I need to serve a mission. I read it at a point in my life where my faith was hanging on thread and I wasn't sure if God was really there. I love this verse because it reminded me then, and it reminds me now, that man is nothing. This verse really humbles me when I think I know best for myself. I love the glorification that Mormon gives to the Lord because it is sincere and true. God works through his faithful and diligent children to accomplish his will. This verse reminds me that it's okay not to know everything. It's okay because our faith in God is enough to carry us through the cloudy points in our lives.
I don't know what is in store for me while I serve my mission. I don't know what is in store for me when I return to school, and my life. I do know that God loves me, he loves you too. I know that when we have faith-- even when it is challenging to trust Him-- our Father in Heaven blesses us for it. I know faith requires work and action. I know we aren't perfect, but we should strive to be and allow our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, to carry us the rest of the way. I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ, just like the Bible. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know this because I've read it and prayed for myself to know now if it is true. I know daily reading of the Book of Mormon blesses your life, I've seen it bless mine.
I challenge you to take part in the Book of Mormon challenge! And if you've never read the Book of Mormon, I challenge you to read it (lds.org). (: