July 13, 2012
Because I've spent the last few days getting caught up on blogging my scripture studies, I have had little time left to really get into anything new. I guess this is a testament to the value of balance. For me, I have a difficult time getting much from my study unless the balance of reading, pondering, praying, and writing is just right.
Looking back on my notes, though, from July 13th, I am interested in 1 Nephi 10:17 where Nephi teaches that the Holy Ghost is "the gift of God unto all that diligently seek it." It made me wonder what this gift entails exactly. When I was a kid, I thought that receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost would make me feel happy and warm and fuzzy all the time. While the Holy Ghost certainly can make me feel this way, I think it can be with us without our feeling those things. What do you think?