It may not have been part of the original printing of the Book of Mormon, but the testimony of Joseph Smith is a powerful account of how God works with us and is taken from another book of scripture. So we’ll take a few minutes to consider the precepts here too!
While I was thus in the act of calling upon God, I discovered a light appearing in my room, which continued to increase until the room was lighter than at noonday, when immediately a personage appeared at my bedside, standing in the air, for his feet did not touch the floor. . . . He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me
God has a message for each of us personally everyday. Believe it. Search for it. Be sensitive to it. Supplicate all mighty God for it. It will be delivered how and when God desires it to be delivered, but most frequently through the Holy Ghost and most likely during scripture study or prayer.
Do you know what the Lord is trying to tell you today?
Think, ponder, and meditate over the scriptures and all the personal, sacred experiences God gives you until He has finished His communication with you.
When was the last time you paused to consider a message from the Lord a bit deeper than the surface level? How deep did you go before you felt He was finished communicating to you? How did the message bless your life at each step of the process?
This he forbade me, saying that I must have no other object in view in getting the plates but to glorify God, and must not be influenced by any other motive than that of building his kingdom; otherwise I could not get them.
When you serve God do it only for the purpose of glorifying God.
What was the last thing you did in your church participation that was not about bringing glory to yourself?
I made an attempt to take them out, but was forbidden by the messenger, and was again informed that the time for bringing them forth had not yet arrived, neither would it, until four years from that time . . .
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