This week I continued on my re-studying of the Book of Mormon. First off, I know this book is brought forth by the hands of the Lord. It testifies of Christ in such a powerful way, it leaves no room for doubt in my heart. This book is so precious to me, mostly because through reading it I feel myself come closer to Christ and to God than any other book. Second, I've come to know that God, in all His infinite wisdom and mercy, loves each of His children dearly. This morning as I reread the words of King Benjamin, I came upon another of my favorite scriptures--Mosiah 4:9-- which says, "Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth no comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend." As we come to understand more about God , we can believe and trust Him as a source to rely upon during our lives. Like the first part of faith: belief. The very next scripture testifies to the importance of exercising that faith "... and now, if you believe all these things see that ye do them." It's not enough to just believe in God, and that He's all wise, loves us, and will guide us--we must ACT on that belief. This point has been emphasized and re-emphasized to me over and over in my life not only pre-mission, but especially since becoming a missionary. I know that as we continue to move forward in our lives, sincerely seeking His guidance along the way, all will be well. He will direct us.
Anywho, I hope ya'll are doing well. Love ya dearly and look forward to meeting again. (That time will be here before I know it... CRAZY!)
Sister Marissa Hatch