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Saturday, March 5, 2011
It's NOT Too Hard
Guest Post: Elder Miller
As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we strive to have faith in Jesus Christ and to trust Him. If we are striving to have faith, then there must be a lot of opposition to keep us from constantly having that faith, right? There is opposition to our faith, but the only way that opposition can win is if we forget what Christ has done for us and the many great miracles He has performed.
Jesus taught the importance of His works to a group of Jews when he said,"....the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me........If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him." (John 10: 25 & 37-38)
Must we see the works of Christ to believe that He is the Son of God?.....we shouldn't have to..., but if we are believing, then the Spirit of God will testify to our hearts and minds that He is the Christ, our Savior, and that we are doing good. We need to "search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for [our] good." (Doctrine and Covenants 90:24) That is a promise that we need to trust in. It's not simply good enough to just believe, we must also act by searching diligently and praying always. These actions, along with our belief in Christ, are a team and need to work together as a team to strengthen our faith. Then we will not need to rely on miracles to believe in Christ because we will see changes, or miracles, happening within us. Trust in Him, and "know that [He is] God." (Doctrine and Covenants 101:16)