(note from Liz: if you read the scriptures daily, you can read this and get it done! If not, these particular scriptures are well worth your time.)
The Lord has blessed us so much in these last days. Yesterday, in sacrament meeting, I was looking at my fingers and moving them around. Wiggling, stretching, tightening, flexing, rolling, cracking, and feeling. I then started to look at all the details on my fingernail then wristwatch tan. I started to sit up straight and move my neck around. I touched my face and felt the heat difference from my cold hand to my warm nose. I blinked, wiggled my toes and then closed my eyes and saw nothing, but I could feel everything. My sensibilities seemed to be sharper and tuned at a higher level. Even when I did not see, I could hear the speaker. I could hear the speaker with more clarity because my ears were stretching to make good use of their function. I was not seeing anything, yet I could feel everything around me. The baby crying seemed softer as I focused on the rasp of the speaker at the pulpit. It worked. I walked out of the chapel and saw people on cell phones, driving cars, yelling at kids, running, crying, and people doing absolutely nothing. I closed my eyes and heard the birds in the trees, the sound of the wind and the two men chatting across the street. We don't need to see to be me more alert. We don't need to see to be more wise. We don't need to see to know proof of something physical. We can trust, feel, and think and have a confirmation in our heart. I know that Christ is our Savior, but here´s thing. I haven't seen him. How do I know? I feel him. I know the the gospel is true because my faith is slowly becoming a perfect knowledge through the application of truthful and eternal principles. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know it to be the word of God and I know that it is the physical evidence that people are looking for. But the evidence just doesn't do it for me. When I play music or act I don't know if I am performing at a high level until I feel the confirmation between me and the crowd. Someone can tell me that I did well but if I don't know for myself what it's like to connect, I will never have satisfaction, right?
Read this. Then before you doubt your faith, doubt your doubt. It's a privilege that we have to know that God has opened the heavens once again to reach out to his people and bless them through HIS gospel.My invitation to you to know through the connection of the spirit.
Until next week,