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January 27, 2020

The Book of Mormon: 3 Ways it Can Help You

Learn how studying the Book of Mormon daily can help you in your education

Do you have a habit of studying the Book of Mormon? Prophets and apostles have taught that we receive unique blessings from studying the Book of Mormon daily. Its teachings can help you in all areas of your life! Here are three ways that daily Book of Mormon study can bless you in your education.

1. Increased self-confidence

You may feel insecure about your abilities at times or doubt you have the necessary tools to succeed, but the Book of Mormon can help!

Our self-confidence increases when we study the Book of Mormon.

As you study it daily, you can gain a greater understanding of God’s love for you and your identity as His son or daughter. Understanding your divine worth can increase your self-confidence and help you feel more capable of completing assignments, preparing for exams, learning in a different language, or balancing life and school with God’s help.

If we are humble and have faith in Him, the Lord promises, “…then will I make weak things become strong unto them.”1 He is our strength.

2. Personal growth

When we study the Book of Mormon, we realize that every challenge we face has a purpose. Even the most righteous people in the Book of Mormon experienced serious challenges. Nephi had to build a ship with no previous training.2 Helaman was in charge of leading a young, inexperienced army into war.3 Samuel the Lamanite risked his life to preach to wicked people.4

Nephi’s story teaches us about overcoming trials with faith.

Through the Book of Mormon, we learn that the Lord gives His children trials to help them grow. Pursuing education often presents significant challenges, like managing a busy schedule, finding money to pay for an education, or being successful in college courses after a long time away from school.

Studying the Book of Mormon daily will help you understand that these challenges are part of becoming who the Lord wants you to be and that He doesn’t expect you to overcome them alone. When Alma and the sons of Mosiah were serving as missionaries, “the burdens which were laid upon [them] were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease.”5 He will do the same for you as you face trials with faith and a desire to grow.

3. Access to divine help

The primary purpose of the Book of Mormon is to testify of Jesus Christ and His role as our Savior. President Russell M. Nelson said, “When I think of the Book of Mormon, I think of the word power. The truths of the Book of Mormon have the power to heal, comfort, restore, succor, strengthen, console, and cheer our souls.”6

The Book of Mormon teaches us about Jesus Christ and His role as our Savior.

These blessings are possible because of Christ and extend to all areas of life, including education. He will comfort you when you feel stressed or discouraged. He can restore your energy after long, difficult days (and nights) of studying. He can strengthen you as you learn hard concepts, work on challenging assignments, and fulfill callings and family responsibilities. He loves you and wants you to achieve your goals. Studying the Book of Mormon daily will give you greater access to His help.

A promise from a prophet

President Nelson said, “My dear brothers and sisters, I promise that as you prayerfully study the Book of Mormon every day, you will make better decisions — every day. I promise that as you ponder what you study, the windows of heaven will open, and you will receive answers to your own questions and direction for your own life.”7

President Nelson promises that studying the Book of Mormon will help us find answers to our questions.

Whatever struggles you face, studying the Book of Mormon daily will help you find the strength and resources to overcome them.

Whether you read a paper copy, study it on the Gospel Library app, or watch the Church’s new Book of Mormon videos, the Book of Mormon will bring an added measure of the Spirit to your life and your studies. Why are you grateful for the Book of Mormon? Share below!

 

 

1. ^ Ether 12:27
2. ^ See 1 Nephi 17–18
3. ^ See Alma 56
4. ^ See Helaman 13–16
5. ^ Mosiah 24:15
6. ^ Russell M. Nelson, “The Book of Mormon: What Would Your Life Be Like without It?Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2017
7. ^ IBID

Comments on "The Book of Mormon: 3 Ways it Can Help You"

Gladys Alumande says:

I am grateful for the Book of Mormon because as I read, I easily see my areas of weakness and the solutions clearly spelled out, and even more so as I ponder over whatever I read. I also receive a lot of peace and drive to move forward regardless of the struggles of day-to-day living.

Nwadinma Cynthia says:

Yes, the Book of Mormon has the power to change you from who you used to be. When I joined the Church, I found it difficult to read. But today I can now read it. It all started when I joined the missionaries to proselyte. I read the Book of Mormon every day. Even when I don’t understand it, I keep on reading it.

Dcns Jane says:

I am not a member of this ministry, but I love listening to their messages and reading their inspirational articles.

Thank you kindly,

Dcns Jane

Princess Gloria Ekpenyong says:

I always feel lifted anytime I read the book of Mormon.

haimbili says:

The Book of Mormon is a blessing for us.

Sarala Sekar Massey says:

I’m grateful for the Book of Mormon because it helps me to know who I am and my potential to become what God wants me to become. I find peace when I read this book, and I love this book. I know for sure it’s true….

media kavundji lengelo says:

I know that the Book of Mormon is true. This book is changing many lives. I love that book. Thank you.

Anthony Matende says:

Surely the Book of Mormon has power. As we study it, we move closer to our Heavenly Father. As we increase our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we can be able to answer questions even on assignments.

Wilmar Paredes says:

I appreciate having the book as part of my life, because it makes me feel strong when I have to face challenges in my life. I recognize that it is the word of God for all of us, and for the all world.

Proviah Winnie Tutoreinwe says:

I had a prompting to start reading the Book of Mormon as part of my daily morning activity. Little did I know this article would come two days after. It was a blessing to act and now a confirmation that it’s true and beneficial to my learning and doing assignments. This year could not have been better with my enrollment in the BYU-Pathway program and studying the Book of Mormon daily.

Lauren Conrad says:

Winnie, what a cool experience! I hope the rest of your semester is wonderful!

Ini-obong Isaac Ekpo says:

Truly, I can remember the last time I read the Book of Mormon. That time I was not yet a member. After reading it, I began to think about it. As I was praying secretly within our garden looking at a cloud, I saw an uncountable number of kites flying around and I was wondering, but within my mind I was convinced that this is the manifestation of our Heavenly Father, and immediately I said thank you for opening my eyes. So according to our prophet, Russell M. Nelson, reading the Book of Mormon really causes heaven to open for our own good. Therefore, everyone should put this in practice.

Busisiwe Vilakati says:

I love reading the Book of Mormon. It uplifts my spirit and strengthens me.

Farai Mtobaya says:

The Book Of Mormon has calmed my worries and given me strength to face challenges .It has grown to be mature spiritually ,opened my spiritual eyes and ears .It has become my backbone of my being .I have read the Book Of Mormon countless times and each time it has uplifted me into the next level spiritually , my problems are dissolved and have learnt to endure even during trying times.

Willy Lumana says:

The Book of Mormon is powerful and strengthens our testimony and helps us build the Church a sure foundation. Every day I receive help from my Heavenly Father after reading and praying about its words. My family is appreciating the reading and especially the videos from the Church Library. Thanks for what you are doing to help each member and friends to be in touch with this holy book.

Lauren Conrad says:

Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Willy! I love how you mentioned praying about the things you read. That is a powerful combination.

Melissa Sonntag says:

Sometime in December, I came across my missionary scriptures, my triple, in Spanish. I felt a strong impression that I should read the Book of Mormon in Spanish. Still not sure WHY, but I am loving the insights I am gaining from the translated meanings. I read something in Spanish that hits me differently than the way it reads in English, and it takes on a new depth of meaning. I am loving it. Thank you for the reminder of how reading daily can help us in our studies.

Lauren Conrad says:

Melissa, thank you for sharing! I love that you followed that prompting even though you’re not sure why you received it yet. Your faith and willingness to act is inspiring!

Odinakachukwu Mera Oluebubechukwu says:

I am grateful for the Book of Mormon because when I read, I get to know more about Heavenly Father’s will for me and the path He wants me to follow so I can live with Him someday.

German Sanchez says:

The Book of Mormon is wonderful. It has increased my faith and my knowledge about the Plan of Salvation. I love the verse 2 Nephi 10:23 — “Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves — to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life.”

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