“No waters can swallow the ship where lies
The Master of ocean and earth and skies.
They all shall sweetly obey thy will:
Peace, be still; peace, be still.”
(Hymns, “Master, the Tempest is Raging,” no. 105.)
Our modern world is full of fast-paced stress and jam-packed schedules. Both trials and blessings happen to us so quickly that there is rarely a moment of peace. It is easy to be overwhelmed and lost.
In Peace, Be Still, Elder David S. Baxter of the Seventy describes ways for us to find peace in our crazy world by turning to our Lord, Jesus Christ. He speaks of principles to learn, habits to gain, and places to go to find peace in our daily lives and at home. This inspiring book will help us through the tempests in our lives and lead us to a greater sense of personal peace by encouraging and instructing us to follow Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.
When I read the back of this book I thought, "This book was written for me." Life does get crazy around here. Each day is full of wonderful moments, and some not so great ones too, that rumble together to make life feel as rushed as a Saturday, late-night trip to the supermarket for milk. I spend so much time trying to get in and out of places that I have to remind myself to enjoy the moment while I'm in it because in a blink it will be gone.
The section of the book that I liked the best were the chapters discussing the Holy Ghost and his purpose in our lives. Here are a couple of the quotes the author shares:
In speaking of the Lord’s promise of peace, President Marion G.
Romney said, “There is no way to discourage or defeat a people or one person who follows the guidance of the Holy Spirit.”
President Marion G. Romney taught, “Now, I tell you that you can make every decision in your life correctly if you can learn to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This you can do if you will discipline yourself to yield your own feelings to the promptings of the Spirit.”
What awesome promises and blessings that come from following the promptings of the Holy Ghost and learning to listen and yield to the Spirit. It is a wonderful book that truly and honestly shares the author's testimony and brings peace to the reader.
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