President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, shared in an lds.org article how God has communicated to him through the scriptures throughout his life.
Whether seeking to know more about doctrine or whether looking for answers to questions, President Eyring said the scriptures have been a resource that he has relied on in a variety of situations.
“Invariably I find new ideas and thoughts I have never had before, and I receive inspiration, instruction, and answers to my questions that benefit me personally,” he said.
President Eyring then gave suggestions to Church members on how they can have more effective scripture study.
- Make scripture study a priority by finding a regular time to study, such as at the beginning and the end of the day.
- Go to the scriptures to learn what God would most like you to do and study it out.
- Recognize how families are an integral part of the Book of Mormon and study the scriptures as a family. Let your family see your love for the scriptures.
- Let the scriptures become part of you and read them when you need to feel the peace of the Spirit.
“I have learned that over a lifetime the scriptures can become a part of me,” he said. “I have the dream of someday having the word of God be so much a part of me that the Lord can draw upon it and I can learn to think as He does. And in the process, I will have come unto Him.”