Through the years I have gained testimony that prayer is how we speak to God and the scriptures (and the Holy Ghost) is how He answers us. I have particularly found guidance in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. He truly did go through everything and how He handled life's trials provides our answers. As I am rereading the New Testament again right now and His life lessons seem particularly prevalent.
- Christ is tempted by Satan at the end of His 40 days of fasting. He responds by quoting scripture to Satan. Matt. 4:1-11
- Christ learns of John the Baptists death. He seeks to be alone and immediately after he serves by feeding the 5,000. Later His is able to find solace. Matt. 14:3-21
- When Christ needed to be alone and to pray He "rises a great while before day" to spend time with His Father. Mark 1:35
- Many came to Him, but He rejected no one. Christ invites, Satan takes captive. Matt. 11:28-30, 2 Ne. 28:20-23
- Christ obeyed all of God's commandments. Mark 1:9
- Christ was active and walked much. Luke 9:56
- Before Jesus choose His Apostles (major decision), He spent the entire night in prayer. Luke 6:12
- He has no tolerance for evil and rebukes those in His presence when they try to tempt Him. Matt 16:23-24
- Christ took naps. Luke 8:23
- Here is a blog post about how we teach our children to love and use the scriptures.
- Here is a blog post about how I study the scriptures. This has consistently remained the same through many years. The time I get up changes with the season and activities, but a serious daily scripture study after this pattern remains the most important thing I do.