This Thanksgiving evening, I read from The Book of Mormon, Moroni 8:24 – 26. These verses stood out to me as a recipe for repenting and living. In my mind, as I read, I reordered the sentence structure a little bit and underlined some words here and there, to see how each step flows into the next, like this:
24 …for repentance is unto them that are under condemnation and under the curse of a broken law. (That includes everyone who has the capacity to understand, as was explained in the previous verses)
25 And the first fruits of repentance is baptism;
and baptism cometh by faith unto the fulfilling the commandments;
and the fulfilling the commandments bringeth remission of sins;
26 And the remission of sins bringeth meekness, and lowliness of heart;
and because of meekness and lowliness of heart cometh the visitation of the Holy Ghost,
which Comforter filleth with hope and perfect love,
which love endureth by diligence unto prayer,
until the end shall come, when all the saints shall dwell with God.
Of course, all of this comes because of the atonement of Jesus Christ. I’m most grateful for the blessing to understand this! I’m filled with gratitude to know that the steps are simple, and the blessings are complete and wonderful!