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How often do we hear oppressed souls ask foolishly, â€śHow could God do this to me?â€ť when really they should be praying for strength to â€śbearethâ€ť and â€śendureth all things.â€ť Robert C. Oaks, â€śThe Power of Patience,â€ť Ensign, Nov 2006, 15â€“17
What is involved with always trying to obedient? What does that mean? What does trying to be faithful mean?Â How can one become more faithful?
We must have faith that Godâ€™s Laws are for us and that we, by obeying them, will be able to return to His presence.
LDS Fourth and Thirteenth Article of Faith
4 We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
13 We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paulâ€”we believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
Alma 32: 27-33
27Â But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than a to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words.
Â 28Â Now, we will compare the word unto a a. Now, if ye give place, that a b may be planted in your c, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your d, 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 yourselvesâ€”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 e my f, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.
Â 29Â Now behold, would not this increase your faith? I say unto you, Yea; nevertheless it hath not grown up to a perfect knowledge.
Â 30Â But behold, as the seed swelleth, and sprouteth, and beginneth to grow, then you must needs say that the seed is good; for behold it swelleth, and sprouteth, and beginneth to grow. And now, behold, will not this strengthen your faith? Yea, it will strengthen your faith: for ye will say I know that this is a good seed; for behold it sprouteth and beginneth to grow.
Â 31Â And now, behold, are ye sure that this is a good seed? I say unto you, Yea; for every seed bringeth forth unto its own a.
Â 32Â Therefore, if a seed groweth it is good, but if it groweth not, behold it is not good, therefore it is cast away.
Â 33Â And now, behold, because ye have tried the experiment, and planted the seed, and it swelleth and sprouteth, and beginneth to grow, ye must needs know that the seed is good.
Once strengthened, what should we do to keep that faith?
When trying to live Godâ€™s commandments, our hope will be to become one mind with Godâ€™s mind and will for us.Â
Â 18Â Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my a by my b.
Â 19Â Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the a also b, and tremble.
Â 20Â But wilt thou know, O vain man, that a without b is dead?
How can anyone know that his or her faith is strengthened?
No one, except for the Savior, is perfect or is going to be perfect in this life.Â Nevertheless, if we are constantly trying to live Godâ€™s commandments, the Atoning Blood of Jesus Christ will make up the difference in our imperfections, and we can, with a perfect brightness of hope, run to tomorrow.
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