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November 23, 2020 - It is not enough!

Whenever I hear anyone, including myself, say, ‘I know the Book of Mormon is true,’ I want to exclaim, ‘That’s nice, but it is not enough!’ We need to feel, deep in ‘the inmost part’ of our hearts, that the Book of Mormon is unequivocally the word of God. We must feel it so deeply that we would never want to live even one day without it.

President Russell M. Nelson, "The Book of Mormon: What Would Your Life Be Like Without It?", General Conference, October 2017

This is really interesting to me. I don't know how many times I've said that the Book of Mormon is true. Well...that's all well and good, but I take that knowledge for granted a lot.

I ask myself if my testimony is becoming repetitive like some of my prayers. Do I just go through the motions? Am I just saying what others need to hear? Or do I feel the truth down in the deepest, innermost part of my heart?

Do I follow Moroni's admonition to ask God if it's true every time I read and study it? Or do I just rely on the knowledge I have about it already?

I need to quit going through the motions, with everything, from scriptures to prayer to the Sabbath to the Word of Wisdom, etc. I need to follow the principle of the laws of God and not just the letter of the laws, which, often, is open to interpretation anyway.

In short, I need to stop focusing on the "what" I can't do and focus on the "why" I need to do the things I should do.

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