“What Does It Mean to Have the Name of Christ Written in Our Hearts?” Liahona, April 2020
In the Book of Mormon, people are called by many names—Nephites, Lamanites, and Anti-Nephi-Lehies are just a few. But King Benjamin desired his people to be called by a higher, holier name—the name of Jesus Christ.
Here is how we can keep the Savior’s name “written always in [our] hearts” (Mosiah 5:12):
At baptism, we covenant with God to take upon ourselves the name of Christ. What do you think that means? (See Mosiah 18:8–9.)
We are commanded to partake of the sacrament worthily each week. During the sacrament, we recommit to our covenant to take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ (see Moroni 4:3).
Our covenants require us to keep the commandments. Our actions should reflect our desire to follow Christ and become like Him. In doing so, we can continue to be called by His name. This is how we retain Christ’s name written in our hearts (see Mosiah 5:12).