This week’s BYU-Idaho devotional speaker was Scott Johnson, a faculty member in the Chemistry Department at BYU-Idaho. He testified of Christ’s love and sacrifice for all people and asked the question “with all that Jesus Christ has done for us, what can we do for him?” He gave listeners three things they could do for Christ.  

The first is to “continue in Christ’s word.” In an interview with BYU-Idaho Radio he explained what this means:  

“Continuing means staying loyal to Christ even when things get difficult… when things get busy in our lives it’s easy to let go of some things like perhaps daily scripture study or prayer because our lives get so busy. And yet, those are the things that give us this perspective that we need as disciples of Jesus Christ,” he explained. 

BYU-Idaho Radio · An Interview with Scott Johnson

He said it’s the little things we do every day that “determine our discipleship.”  

The second way he mentioned is to “let God prevail in our lives.” He shared that because of the prophet Mormon’s willingness to let God prevail, we now have the Book of Mormon.  

Without Mormon’s devotion to the Lord, the Book of Mormon would be missing the beautiful teachings about the Plan of Salvation and the nature of our loving Savior Jesus Christ,” Johnson said in his devotional address. “I am so grateful that Mormon let God prevail in his life!” 

The third way he shared is to “share the Lord’s love with those around us.”  

“Love then is the essence of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Because of the Lord’s great love for all the children of God, I am convinced that nothing pleases Him more than when we are kind to and love and serve those around us,” Johnson said. 

Johnson also said it’s important to remember we don’t have to be perfect disciples right away. He said it’s a process and the most important thing is to keep trying.