I have found that just the pure and sincere “act” of pulling out your scriptures and opening them up for even just a very few minutes each day will bring blessings. Just opening them. There are times when our life can just be spinning with business or we may be so tired for months but I think even during those hectic months a simple minute or two can help propel us forward and keep or start a sacred habit that will get easier because we have made the initial most difficult step of at least starting.
Thank you, Lynn. This was very powerful. I will be looking for more / different ways to share the scriptures with my children who are still struggling to "get it."
I appreciate the suggestions given here to make scripture study more enjoyable. I have learned that if I try to read when I am tired that it is hard to enjoy what I read. I also find if I SLOW DOWN it helps me to understand a beautiful insight I would have missed if I was just reading quickly to finish a chapter. It is a wonderful experience to sit quietly and ponder a single verse that has special meaning for you personally. I LOVE the scriptures and I find that the more I read them, the more I love and appreciate them.
Wow! That was amazing. I really needed this. I know what I should be doing but what I’ve been doing isn’t working great. These are wonderful ideas I plan on sharing with my kids. Thanks for such great new ways to study and receive the light the Lord intends us to have.
This article was fantastic! I stumbled on my best way to read the scrips accidentally. One day I decided to listen WHILE I read along. It changed my thoughts and feelings about scripture study! It keeps me focused so much better.
Ever since reading Elder Bruce R. McConkie’s works on teaching I’ve been hooked on apperceptions. Your tying in the terra cotta warriors to scripture study was a wonderful example. Thank you for sharing.
I read this article with great interest because there was a time when I didn't love the scriptures. Over time as I have learned how to better study scriptures, my love for them has grown and continues to grow.
Now what I struggle with, am embarrassed to admit, and would love to see an article about is, "What if I don't love the temple?" I do feel the spirit and a peace in the temple that is not found anywhere else, but I don't feel as much love for the temple as I feel I should. When friends talk about how much they love going to the temple, I feel like I'm missing something that they get.
Thank you for this article. This is timely for me as someone who has ADHD and have felt strongly lately that I've been failing because I'm not doing it "right". I can't help but wonder how many would feel more secure in their faith if they didn't feel like they had to do a "one size fits all" study. Thank you again- this was an answer to prayer.
Thanks for the insights!
You might want to add that temple learning is another approach to gospel understanding that can open the scriptures.
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