February 08, 2010

faith to change ! [02.08.10]

this week has been a GOOD GOOD week ! time is flying !

i have been thinking a lot about the gap between BELIEVING & KNOWING !

i was originally reading in Alma 34 to learn more about prayer but i moved up a couple verses and my heart was stuck on this truth.

Alma 34:15-17
"And thus he shall bring salvation to all those who shall believe on his name; this being the intent of this last sacrifice, to bring about the bowels of mercy, which overpowereth justice, and bringeth about means unto men that they may have faith unto repentance."

"And thus mercy can satisfy the demands of justice, and encircles them in the arms of safety, while he that exercises no faith unto repentance is exposed to the whole law of the demands of justice; therefore only unto him that has faith unto repentance is brought about the great and eternal plan of redemption."

"Therefore may God grant unto you, my brethren, that ye may begin to exercise your faith unto repentance, that ye begin to call upon his holy name, that he would have mercy upon you;"

mercy and justice are brought about by OUR FAITH TO CHANGE. repentance is changing the things that are not in harmony with Gods teachings and aligning our will with His will while replacing the bad with the good.

if we exercise FAITH that if we give up the things that are not aligned with Gods will and choose the better part then His mercy and justice will take us home to him.

i have thought about this b.c. its a big step in all of our lives and if we do so we will find PEACE, SAFETY and ABOUNDING HAPPINESS. i know this b.c. i have tried it and received it. i love telling people about how the restored gospel of Jesus Christ HEALS US ! i know it does ! and it starts with our FAITH TO CHANGE. then the gap between BELIEVING and KNOWING will no longer exist. we will just KNOW and be STRONG in that and Heavenly Father will continually make us strong as we have faith and are humble ! i love knowing this, teaching it and applying it to myself and those around me.

this week was really good. sister b.johnson and i are bringin out the flame throwers on both sides and thawing madison ! that was straight from president barrett !

we saw miracles daily !

what stuck out most to me was our lesson with JP on friday 02.05.10 ..

our lesson we planned went completly diff then we planned BUT it was amazing and this concern of believing to knowing was brought up with family concerns and we were able to testify boldly that FAITH changes everything and KNOWING also makes everything so much stronger.

JP is an amazing kid. he has seen the restored gospel flow through him and now he is at the gap of believing and knowing and he is scared but with FAITH no fear can reside. he finished the whole BOM but alma and helaman and he is going back to reading those ! i know he will receive his answer and GO FORWARD WITH FAITH !

i LOVE this gospel and all it means to me and those i know have it and need it.


sister warner

*this was on a door we went to knock ! it made us laugh but luckly who we were trying to find had nothing to do with it !

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