Living by the scriptures

And now, behold, my beloved brethren, I suppose that ye ponder somewhat in your hearts concerning that which ye should do after ye have entered in by the way. But, behold, why do ye ponder these things in your hearts?

Do ye not remember that I said unto you that after ye had received the Holy Ghost ye could speak with the tongue of angels? And now, how could ye speak with the tongue of angels save it were by the Holy Ghost?Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do. - 2 Ne. 32:1-3.

For several months a young clergyman had been intensely investigating the Church. His searching involved frequent visits with our family and other Church members, including a recent convert from the same faith.

He invited our family to fast with him to prepare for his baptism. During this time, he and I went to the nearby mountains for two days. In one of our discussions he asked, "What will I do after I am baptized a member of the Church?"

When I answered, "You will receive the priesthood and will be called to serve in various Church capacities," I sensed that he was troubled.

Later alone, I knelt in prayer concerning his baptism and subsequent activity in the Church. After praying, I sat on the ground and leaned back against a tree. The shade and the back rest felt wonderful. I felt at peace. With scriptures in hand I turned to 2 Nephi, Chapter 32. As I read, I knew my prayer was being answered! I had never been so focused on this scripture before.

With great joy I hurried back to my friend. We read the entire chapter together. It brought peace and satisfaction to him. My family joined us and their presence and the food they brought was wonderful. A few days later, we enjoyed immensely his baptism.

We often read this chapter that the Holy Ghost will guide us in feasting on and following the words of Christ to guide us in our daily lives.

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