Emily Belle Freeman



A Broken Record


Do you ever have those days when you feel like your mind is filled with questions and there seems to be a lacking of answers?

Days when you know exactly what all your questions are.

You can name them right in a row, without even having to stop and think because you've prayed about them so many times.

It's almost as though you have become so familiar with the questions that they have become a part of the ritual of the day...you've prayed for so long about them that you almost don't even anticipate an answer will come.

It's like a broken record, you just circle around and around those questions over and over again.

I feel like that sometimes.

Yesterday I found a quote that jolted me out of the routine of my thoughts.  It's like someone picked up the needle of the record player and set it back down again.

It is a quote from Eliza R. Snow taken from when she was the Relief Society General President.

"The Holy Ghost satisfies and fills up every longing of the human heart, and fills up every vacuum.

When I am filled with that Spirit, my soul is satisfied, and I can say in good earnest, that the trifling things of the day do not seem to stand in my way at all.

But just let me lose my hold of that spirit and power of the Gospel, and partake of the spirit of the world, in the slightest degree, and trouble comes; there is something wrong.

I am tried, and what will comfort me?

You cannot impart comfort to me that will satisfy the immortal mind, but that which comes from the Fountain above.

And is it not our privilege to so live that we can have this constantly flowing into our souls?"

It's the constantly flowing that has caught my eye today.  How do we need to live so that we have the privilege of having the Holy Ghost constantly flowing into our soul?

I started a new book this morning that is teaching me what I need to do to access the Fountain above.

It is a brand new book from Sheri Dew entitled Women and the Priesthood.  I have been studying the third chapter entitled, God Expects Women to Receive Revelation.

What I am learning has lifted me out of the rut...

and like a gentle trickle I can feel the flow beginning to fill my soul.

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