Friday, January 23, 2015

How Do We Obtain Daily Living Water?

Last week we had a wonderful women's meeting at church (Relief Society) and were given a powerful message of truth by a valiant woman in our ward.  She discussed with us the importance of having the word of God 'written' in our hearts.  I believe, also, that the Lord's word and will should be the center of all we think and do.

Here are some quotes from her message that can instill in our souls a reminder of the importance of the Lord's word; the Holy Scriptures, and in particular, the Book of Mormon; Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
Marion G. Romney
"There is another reason why we should read the Book of Mormon: By doing so we will fill and refresh our minds with a constant flow of that “water” which Jesus said would be in us “a well of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:14). We must obtain a continuing supply of this water if we are to resist evil and retain the blessings of being born again.
"The great overall struggle in the world today is, as it has always been, for the souls of men. Every soul is personally engaged in the struggle, and he makes his fight with what is in his mind. In the final analysis the battleground is, for each individual, within himself. Inevitably he gravitates toward the subjects of his thoughts. Ages ago the wise man thus succinctly stated this great truth: “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Prov. 23:7). 

"If we would escape the lusts of the flesh and build for ourselves and our children great and noble characters, we must keep in our minds and in their minds true and righteous principles for our thoughts and their thoughts to dwell upon.
"We must not permit our minds to become surfeited with the interests, things, and practices of the world about us. To do so is tantamount to adopting and going along with them, for the experience of the race sustains the conclusion of him who said that—
"Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, and then embrace.

"If we would avoid adopting the evils of the world, we must pursue a course which will daily feed our minds with and call them back to the things of the Spirit. I know of no better way to do this than by daily reading the Book of Mormon."  - Marion G. RomneyThe Book of Mormon