Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mosiah 9:3

I think I have mentioned this before but I am reading the Book of Mormon using a study guide written by a mom for her son.
As embarrassed as I am to say this, but I started reading almost a year ago and am not finished.
As I was reading today, a verse stuck out to me of perhaps a reason why. Yes I know there are no excuses as to why I haven't been doing what I should be doing but with that being said...

Mosiah 9:3 "And yet, I being over-zealous to inherit the land of our fathers, collected as many as were desirous to go up to possess the land, and started again on our journey into the wilderness to go up to the land; but we were smitten with famine and sore afflictions; for WE WERE SLOW TO REMEMBER THE LORD OUR GOD." (emphasis added)

What am I being over-zealous about that I go in spurts with reading the Book of Mormon?
I think there are many of us who get caught up in (good) things (i.e. our callings, day to day activities, our kids, etc) but I think we get so caught up in those (good) things that we are slow to remember our God who has provided us with so many blessings.
We forget to go back the basics: scripture reading, prayer, etc. I know I go back and forth with being so good about reading my scriptures and I love my life when I do, but then I get "too busy" to read this day or the next.
It ends here for me. 

1 comment:

KP said...

i love this! it's so true. i do the same, sadly. it takes a lot of remembrance and energy to actually do the things we know will bring us greater joy and peace. i need to live by that scripture more!