Sunday, March 1, 2009

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Drawing on the Powers of Heaven!

For the month of March I have decided to read a couple of my favorite books that I read during my missionary days in California. These two books are loaded with valuable information on increasing one's faith and testimony in the Savior, Jesus Christ!

In the book of Alma, chapter 32, in The Book of Mormon we are taught about faith as well. Here we learn the following:

Alma 32:21
21 And now as I said concerning faith—afaith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye bhope for things which are cnot seen, which are true.

Alma 32:28, 41-43
28 Now, we will compare the word unto a aseed. Now, if ye give place, that a bseed may be planted in your cheart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your dunbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to eenlighten my funderstanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.

41 But if ye will nourish the word, yea, nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence, and with apatience, looking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be a tree bspringing up unto everlasting life.
42 And because of your adiligence and your faith and your patience with the word in nourishing it, that it may take root in you, behold, by and by ye shall pluck the bfruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet, and which is white above all that is white, yea, and pure above all that is pure; and ye shall feast upon this fruit even until ye are filled, that ye hunger not, neither shall ye thirst.
43 Then, my brethren, ye shall areap the brewards of your faith, and your diligence, and patience, and long-suffering, waiting for the tree to bring forth cfruit unto you.

To my understanding faith is an action word and we must act rather than be acted upon. I am grateful for living Prophets and Apostles that are a great example of faith. They are firm and anchored in the faith of Jesus Christ.

This YouTube from President Dieter F. Utchdorf was #62 most watched this past month. It is called CREATE:

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