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Reflection On The Book Of Mormon

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While reading the book of Mormon I realized there are a lot of principles applicable to my everyday life. Even though the book of Mormon was written during ancient times, gospel principles have remained with us through the work of the prophets and God’s guidance. We have also being able to see how contention between brethren has stop us from following God’s plan, but we also learn through their mistakes how to create a better future and avoid vicious cycles. It is true that, sometimes, our pride blinds us by creating a fog around our friends and family. We are not able to take the right decisions, at least not by our own. That is why we always rely in the light or spirit of Christ to guide us towards finding salvation. During Helaman’s speech I remember having read how he exhorted his people to repent of their sins. We may need to take that first step towards repentance, which is not always easy. Our prayers may not be responded immediately and most likely if we don’t pray about what the Father wants us we won’t ever receive an answer. We must ponder the changes our life requires and instead of asking for Him to solve our problems we must ask what steps we must take in order to improve ourselves from the problems we are having. We know that obedience is the path towards being a faithful servant of God and this path is the only one that can bring truth happiness for mankind.
Recently I had to teach about the plan of happiness and read the book of Alma, which says, “But that ye have patience, and bear with those afflictions, with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions.” (Alma 34:41) I know that without our Father’s help we wouldn’t be able to endure to the end or keep moving forward. We are in constant need of his aid and he promises that if we cry unto him we will receive fruits of the spirit, which are “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith…” (Galatians 5:22) There are many fruits of the spirit that allows us to fight against the fruits of the adversary, which invite contention and destruction among our brethren. Abinadi fought...

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