The Book of Mormon has been—and always will be—the anchor of my life and my faith in Jesus Christ. Whenever I am overwhelmed by adversity, I read the Book of Mormon and overcome my difficulties with spiritual support from Heavenly Father and our Savior. The Book of Mormon blesses me every day of my life.
Shinjiro Hara, "The Anchor of My Life and Faith", Liahona, January 2021
The brand new church magazines have posted and while I was reading through some of them, I read this. It was a simple, short read but the impression I received was immense.
I think as life-long members, and long-time converts, we take this book, the Book of Mormon, for granted sometimes. In my case, very often it's taken for granted. I have never been without it in my life. I don't know what it's like not to have it. So, it's easy to overlook the power that is possible from its words.
I've been thinking a lot lately about "anchoring" my day properly. In fact I did a thought before on that very thing. By anchoring my day, I mean, preparing myself spiritually, physically, and mentally to have the best day of my life, each and every day. I need to properly set the foundation of each day. Arising early, exercising, studying the gospel, meditating, showering, and getting dressed, i.e., making myself presentable.
What better anchor in my life, therefore, in each and every day, is there than the Book of Mormon? Even if I forego all the other tasks that will prepare me for each day, I will still have the best day ever as long as I do not forego learning from the words contained in the Book of Mormon.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. - 3 Ne 13:33
If I read the Book of Mormon, yea if I seek the kingdom of God first, everything else will fall into place in my life, yea in my day. My day will therefore be anchored properly.