february 24 - march 1 -- 2 nephi 26-30 -- a marvelous work & wonder


Write down those words! Aaaah! I was struggling to find a cute and quotable (if I’m not lying, Instagrammable) lil verse for this reading, but then the lesson manual handed this gem right into my own hands!!
Now let’s spend a minute or so talking about exactly what this commandment is all about! šŸ˜‚šŸ¤“✌️
To understand it, let’s rewind to 1 Nephi. He’s all like “I’m writing this stuff down y’all and I don’t super know why, but we’re doing it.” He wasn’t so skeptical about writing his Book of Mormon portion down, it was writing things on the big + small plates.
He made the right choice and did them for a wise purpose, things worked out, God knows all and we can trust in Him, lesson learned, right?
A super common lesson learned and that I hear people saying from this is “journal! Journal journal journal all the day long for your descendants” and I’m like “um have you seen my failed attempts at journaling?”
My journaling notebooks mostly consists of rants about stupid people, ... my own personal *tea* and stuff ... all dated several months (or years) apart. But maybe all the carefully calculated reasons that so and so is stupid aren’t really needed, or “helping any future posterity.”
This verse hints at potential valuable writing prompts: the things that we receive from heaven.
The moment I decided to switch my journaling from random teen girl stupid stuff to a powerful record of spiritual experiences (titled the “small plates”) things changed. I had a witness of the spirit of the life, that I was able to add to much more often.
This quote stares me in the face every weekday in the wee hours of the morning, on the cover of my seminary journal, so yeah, it’s internalized.
“Knowledge carefully recorded is knowledge available in time of need. Spiritually sensitive information should be kept in a sacred place that communicates to the Lord how you treasure it. That practice enhances the likelihood of you receiving further light.” -Richard G. Scott
And that concept is what the verse reinforces! Write down things the Spirit reveals to you and “remember, remember” spiritual experiences you have had.

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