I was thinking the other night (after another experience feeling enlightened and purposeful and then losing that within a day or so) about how one of the reasons we need to ‘always remember’ Jesus Christ is because we forget, very quickly, all the good feelings, purposes, thoughts, etc. that we gain when studying the scriptures, praying, hearing great music, or reading truthful, inspiring advice. It just disappears, no matter how profoundly we felt it or how certainly we believed and embraced a concept. We just forget.
So we have to always, over and over again, remind ourselves. Read the scriptures every day; pray regularly; go to church every week; partake in the Sacrament every week; gain and regain forgiveness; read and re-read the same scriptures; learn and re-learn the same subjects in Sunday School.
I go to General Conference and I feel excellent as a result – my head and heart are full of confidence, hope, love, calmness, and all good things. I resolve to act on certain promptings and messages; I feel answers and am no longer worried about the things I was anxious about. A few days later, I feel ‘normal’ again. I remember how I felt before, but I no longer feel it – I’ve lost the magic. And it takes a lot of work to regain it. My human brain can’t keep it in; I can’t hold on to it. I have to get the help from God. I think only He can make me really remember, heart and mind.
God does this through the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is a powerful, powerful entity. He brings me miracles from the Father and Son, including bringing, truly, to my remembrance all things that matter. He helps me feel again those purposeful and good things I lose. I’m so, so grateful that our Father in Heaven understood all of this about mortals and prepared for it, so that the answer is here to help me. When I remember it ; )