At the beginning of the year our family started memorizing a scripture every Monday night. The first scripture that we learned is our favorite and it is actually the theme for this month. It says “And by the power of the Holy Ghost you may know the truth of all things.”
This is an important scripture because it helps us to know that whenever we have doubts or worries, or want to learn if certain principles of the gospel are true, the Holy Ghost can help us to know the truth. In this verse, Moroni tells us specifically that if we want to know if the scriptures are true that we should ask Heavenly Father and he will help us to know through the Holy Ghost that they are true.
Last week during Family Home Evening my dad asked me “Gracie, have you prayed to know that Joseph Smith is a real prophet and that the Book of Mormon is true?” I told him that I had prayed about it before and that I had gotten a happy feeling. I know that this happy feeling was the Holy Ghost testifying to me about the truth of these things.
Another one of our favorite Memorize Monday scriptures says “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Since the Holy Ghost is a spirit and we cannot see him, we have to faith that he will help us. Sometimes that is the hardest part. This week I read about the prophet Enos in the scriptures. He decided that he wanted to better understand the gospel and become a better person. As we learn in the scriptures he prayed for a long time! And as he prayed, the spirit spoke to him that the things that his father taught him were true.
I want to bear you my testimony that I know that if we try out our faith and ask Heavenly Father our hard questions that he will answer them, and that by the power of the Holy Ghost, we may know the truth of ALL things.” In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.