Relief Society message: 'Strengthening faith through scripture study'

Starting this month, the Church News will publish a monthly message to complement the Relief Society's visiting teaching message found in the Ensign magazine. The following account is based on this month's theme, "Strengthening faith in God the Father and Jesus Christ through personal scripture study."

When I was a new bride, I was invited to a lunch for all of the Relief Society sisters in my ward who had read either the Book of Mormon or a short Church history book. I had become casual in my scripture reading, so I qualified to attend the luncheon by reading the short book because it was easier and took less time. As I was eating my lunch, I had a powerful feeling that though the history book was a good one, I should have read the Book of Mormon. The Holy Ghost was prompting me to change my scripture reading habits. That very day, I began to read the Book of Mormon, and I have never stopped. Because I started reading the scriptures daily, I have learned about my Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and what I need to do to be like Them.

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