I'd heard a quote years ago saying, ~in essence~ "If you need a miracle in your life, complete the Book of Mormon in 30 days." We are in need of a few miracles right now, so I thought I'd try it. (Finding that actual quote would be a miracle, I can't remember who what or when it was said, or anything about it..)
So, last Monday, on June 30, I started the Book of Mormon again for the first time in too long. The plan was to read 20 pages a day. (I also found a reading chart online outlining what chapters to read each day.) http://www.themormonchannel.net/tmc/readbom30.html
I'm happy to say that so far I've exceeded my intentions.
So, today it has been one week, and miracles are coming. Granted, they are not the miracle that I originally wanted. (It was financial.) Instead, it's been a deeper more profound miracle that has taken place inside of me. We still have the financial needs that we had before I started, (though we've had a couple small financial miracles so far as well) but the feelings that I was having about these concerns have changed. I was so incredibly worried about where we will be living in the fall, how we will be able to afford deposit/first/last months rent, stuff we need to prepare for the baby, (who's due a month after the summer ends) and just getting back to Idaho (just me and the kids at first) 8 months pregnant is a bit frightening in and of itself.
As I've read and studied the Book of Mormon, these worries and fears have been taken from me. I still don't know how we will be provided for, but there is a profound peace that tells me that all will be well. I've felt the love of my Heavenly Father, and have felt of his love in a way that I haven't allowed myself in a long time. I'm so grateful for the tender mercies of a loving Father who is always waiting for us with open arms. I'm grateful for the comfort that He has given, and the rest from the worries that have been consuming me body and spirit for many months. It's been so nice to just rest in the peace that He has provided.
I'm so thankful for the Book of Mormon and the miracle that it is. It's truly an amazing book, and I'm happy to report that it doesn't even take 30 days for the miracles of the Book of Mormon to manifest themselves in our lives.