Friday, January 15, 2016

Today's Favorite Verse: Alma 19:6

Today's Favorite Verse: Alma 19:6
"Now, this was what Ammon desired, for he knew that king Lamoni was under the power of God; he knew that the dark veil of unbelief was being cast away from his mind, and the light which did light up his mind, which was the light of the glory of God, which was a marvelous light of his goodness - yea, this light had infused such joy into his soul, the cloud of darkness having been dispelled, and that the light of everlasting life was lit up in his soul, yea, he knew that this had overcome his natural frame, and he was carried away in God-" 

I just love this story in the Book of Mormon. How so many people were overcome with the joy of the glory of God. I see the pattern throughout this chapter on how their natural frame being overcome with joy, causes them to lose all strength and fall to the earth. I pondered on this effect. I have experienced such an overwhelming love for God that my body has been made weak. I have never fainted but have gone to lay down. Often making myself think of something else because it is to overpowering to ponder on the gospel any further. These experiences have given me just a tiny taste of what they must have been feeling. The one thing I had never considered is what to call that feeling. Now I know that the feeling of an overwhelming love of God and my Savior Jesus Christ is what true joy is. It is very enlightening to finally have a name. I think I will treat this sacred experience much differently now.

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