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How to Make your Scripture Study More Meaningful
Transcript of How to Make your Scripture Study More Meaningful
~Sometimes Scripture study can seem like a chore, or something that you HAVE to do. That is the first idea that needs to go to make daily scripture study meaningful
Ponder The Words in the Scriptures
~Read, Re-Read, ponder, Draw close to those words. They are your eternal salvation and the guide to happiness on this earth.
Reading with a question in mind.
~Having a question in mind while you read your scriptures is a very easy way to make scripture study meaningful. When you ask Christ for guidance in your life you can almost always find it in the scriptures.
~Every single impression you may have write it down. Those are personal revelations that Christ has given to you.
“Let us not treat lightly the great things we have received from the hand of the Lord! His word is one of the most valuable gifts He has given us. I urge you to recommit yourselves to a study of the scriptures. Immerse yourselves in them daily so you will have the power of the Spirit to attend you in your callings. Read them in your families and teach your children to love and treasure them” (Ezra Taft Benson, “The Power of the Word,” Ensign, May 1986, 82).
“I find that when I get casual in my relationships with divinity and when it seems that no divine ear is listening and no divine voice is speaking, that I am far, far away. If I immerse myself in the scriptures the distance narrows and the spirituality returns. I find myself loving more intensely those whom I must love with all my heart and mind and strength, and loving them more, I find it easier to abide their counsel” (Spencer W. Kimball, The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, ed. Edward L. Kimball , 135).
A young man, a senior in High School, named Robbie learned the great importance of Scripture journals.
"Robbie explains that he used to think keeping a journal was just for posterity, but then as he read in the scriptures each day and actually wrote down the impressions and ideas that came to him as he read, an important discovery came to him: “When I started to read my scriptures and write in my journal at the same time, I figured out that’s one way you receive revelation.”"
More then a Scripture Journal by PAUL VANDENBERGHE
How to Make your Scripture Study More Meaningful for You...
“Search the scriptures—search the revelations which we publish, and ask your Heavenly Father, in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, to manifest the truth unto you, and if you do it with an eye single to His glory nothing doubting, He will answer you by the power of His Holy Spirit. You will then know for yourselves and not for another. You will not then be dependent on man for the knowledge of God; nor will there be any room for speculation. No; for when men receive their instruction from Him that made them, they know how He will save them” (Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, sel. Joseph Fielding Smith , 11–12).
~at times the world may seem confusing but with the scriptures as your guide life can be so much easier to figure out.
~The worst mistake someone can make is saying, OH I'll remember that later! You most likely will forget exactly how you felt or the importance of something you may learn while reading your scriptures.
I have a personal testimony of Scripture Journals. There are impressions I've written in mine that didn't make sense to me then but later I've read it and it was exactly what i needed to hear.
“Write down in a secure place the important things you learn from the Spirit. You will find that as you write down precious impressions, often more will come. Also, the knowledge you gain will be available throughout your life” (Richard G. Scott, “To Acquire Knowledge and the Strength to Use It Wisely,” Ensign, June 2002, 32; or Liahona, Aug. 2002, 12, 14).
“I am grateful for emphasis on reading the scriptures. I hope that for you this will become something far more enjoyable than a duty; that, rather, it will become a love affair with the word of God. I promise you that as you read, your minds will be enlightened and your spirits will be lifted. At first it may seem tedious, but that will change into a wondrous experience with thoughts and words of things divine” (Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Light within You,” Ensign, May 1995, 99).
~The Book of Mormon is what separates our Religion from so many others. Knowing how important it is, how blessed we are to know the truth should make every minute with the precious book valuable
Scriptures with Technology
Scriptures mixed with technology is not always bad. There are so many resources available to us that we have never had before.
Tools You Can have To advance your"Online" scripture study
(There are several groups that take quotes from the Prophets and apostles that can fill your news feed with positivity)
(You can find almost any talk ever recorded in conference or other significant meeting on here at any time!)
LDS Tools, LDS hymns, LDS scripture mastery, Gospel Libraries,
(If you have an iPhone or other smart phones)
Gospel Libraries: This is an app that the church put out that contains almost any source of church material needed ranging from all the scriptures contained in the quad to for the Strength Of Youth, to the relief society manual. Is is one of my most prized tools for my scripture study. I always have it on me (its an app after all) and i can highlight, leave comments and notes, cross reference like a breeze, and book mark passages that I would like to easily find again. Its basically the most portable and easy to use scriptures i can have, because i always have it!