I have shared this quote with my children before, but it’s something I try to live by:
” Life moves all too fast. When you feel weak, discouraged, depressed, or afraid, open the Book of Mormon and read. Do not let too much time pass before reading a verse, a thought, or a chapter.” – Boyd K. Packer, Ensign May 2005.
I like that idea of not letting too much time pass before reading something in the scriptures. I can’t say enough about the blessing of scripture in my own life.
Now that scriptures are available via smartphone apps they can be easily carried anywhere we go, but I still keep a special book in my car. My very first set of scriptures was given to me in 1983 by my grandparents immediately after I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ on Latter-day Saints. That book is aged and worn as I have spent countless hours in its pages. There have been times when it sat on the shelf unused, but I have many memories of reading from its pages and discovering truths for myself.
I hope that my children will develop that desire to not let too much time pass each day without reading something from the scriptures. Every little bit points us towards the straight path and reminds us of what really matters in life.
I know the scriptures contain truth and through them we can grow and become the person God intends us to be.