I already referred to the scriptures as a tool in yesterday's story. But I have often received answers, guidance, etc. through this tool. So I wanted to share a few more experiences to illustrate it.
*When I was going through my very low and difficult time during the VA years, I came across Doctrine & Covenants 123:17:
Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.
It has become one of my most favorite scriptures ever, because it meant so much to me then--but it's perfect for always!
*When I was going through a time of repentance and forgiveness (which mostly involved forgiving myself), there was Alma 7:11-13:
I found these verses very meaningful and uplifting as I learned to use the power of Christ's Atonement.
*Or there was that time that I really liked a guy, and I was not sure how to go about showing my interest. Alma 38:12 came to my attention:
Use boldness, but not overbearance; and also see that ye bridle all your passions, that ye may be filled with love; see that ye refrain from idleness.
While making me laugh as I found it, this also became a very good guideline for relationships since then.
There are other tools that the Spirit uses to get through to us. I'm going to save them for the next few days (so I'll have stuff to talk about and time to think of stories that go with it!). But this is one of the best reasons to be daily immersed in the scriptures as it allows the Spirit more opportunities to speak to you and let you know what the Savior wants you to know.