It’s always a welcome sight to open my mailbox and see the newest General Conference issue of the Ensign. While I enjoy the benefit of having the talks online and in the Gospel Library app, nothing beats sitting down at my kitchen table, marking pen in hand, to read and study the Conference messages. The first morning I sat down I decided to read all of President Russell M. Nelson’s talks to remember what the prophet had counseled us to do. As I read his talks over the course of the week I began to notice he made certain promises. Those promises are powerful!
Speaking to the women of the Church in the Women’s session President Nelson offered four invitations. It was in the second invitation that a promise was given.
“I invite you to read the Book of Mormon between now and the end of the year. As impossible as that may seem with all you are trying to manage in your life, if you will accept this invitation with full purpose of heart, the Lord will help you find a way to achieve it. And, as you prayerfully study, I promise that the heavens will open for you. The Lord will bless you with increased inspiration and revelation.”
I know this promise to be true! I currently have seven of my eleven children home. We homeschool. I also am very busy with my callings as the stake young women president and ward choir director. When I heard President Nelson’s invitation my first thought was, ‘Where will I find the time?’ Then I recalled something I had come across just the week before. It said, “Replace saying “I don’t have the time” with “It’s not my priority” and see how it makes you feel.” Continue reading