On August 31, 1831 the Lord answered this question with this counsel: “Faith cometh not by signs, but signs follow those that believe. Yea, signs come by faith, not by the will of men, nor as they please, but by the will of God” ( Doctrine and Covenants 63:9-10 ).
Having faith in Jesus Christ and following His teachings is the only way to find lasting happiness. Our life on earth can bring many trials, challenges, and even heartache. But as the Savior promised in Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
While this story gives an account of faith and the resulting physical healing, it also contains important parallels with the healing power available through the Atonement. First, the woman sought for Jesus. She didn’t just pray and wait for Him to come to her. She reached out for Him, as we all should.
President Nelson is showing us the way in word and deed by leading us to the source of all goodness—our Saviour, Redeemer, and Friend—Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ and His prophet are filled with abundant love for each of us. May you feel of that love as you follow the prophet. He will guide us.
Transform Your Homes into a Sanctuary of Faith. Second, President Nelson has asked “each family… to transform their home into a sanctuary of faith… diligently work to remodel your home into a center of gospel learning” (Russell M. Nelson, “Becoming Exemplary Latter-day Saints,” Ensign, Nov. 2018). With the new shortened Sunday meeting schedule, each family and individual have an ...
A House of Fasting “Verily, this is fasting and prayer, or in other words, rejoicing and prayer.” ( Doctrine and Covenants 59:14 ). Many members find fasting difficult, but thinking positively about it can make a big difference. So how can we improve our fasting? Fasting should have a purpose.
The doctrines of the gospel found in the scriptures and taught by living prophets help us understand the plan of salvation and the great gift of repentance. Because of these doctrines, hearts soften and turn to the Savior Jesus Christ with a desire to change and repent.
Since being “born again” is clearly a process, what can we do to sustain positive change? As we love the Savior with all our soul, we strive to keep His commandments, repent, and align our will with His. We demonstrate our love and faith by living the gospel of Jesus Christ each day—by going about doing good.
Faith in a loving Heavenly Father. Faith that Jesus Christ is the Messiah and that He has all power. Faith that the Plan of Happiness, as taught in the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants is the fail-safe blueprint for our development, survival and ultimate joy.
Amulek is an exemplar of faith in how we should live the laws of sacrifice and consecration. We need to be prepared to answer the calls to help in building the Lord’s kingdom here upon the earth.