There is power in a sincere and heartfelt declaration of belief. Sometimes I try to exercise my faith by merely pleading for a blessing. But the scriptures are full of stories in which people who have asked for specific blessings are prompted to reaffirm their belief before the blessing is granted.
We know miracles follow faith (Ether 12:12), but if we confuse faith with desire, we may be missing crucial actions required to manifest or even to unlock our faith.
Today I will exercise my faith by proclaiming my belief. I will pray for blessings and express the desires of my heart to God, but I will also communicate my confidence in Him and my conviction that He can grant the blessing.
- Moroni’s First Message to His Modern Readers – Mormon 8-9
- The Redemption of Man – Mormon 9:12-14
- From Whence Their Blessings Come – Mormon 5:10
- Without Sail or Anchor – Mormon 5:17-18
- Rolled Together as a Scroll – Mormon 5:23
- The Judgment-Seat of Christ – Mormon 3:20, 22
- Turn, All Ye Gentiles – 3 Nephi 30:2
- Ye Need Not Any Longer Spurn – 3 Nephi 29:4-5
- To Try Their Faith – 3 Nephi 26:6-11
- The Prayers of Those Who Have Gone Hence
- Moroni 4:3, 5:2 The Sacrament Prayers
- Charity Never Faileth - Moroni 7:45-48
- The Blessed and Happy State - Mosiah 2:41
- The Rod of Iron - 1 Nephi 11:25
- This Long Time Ye Have Cried Unto Me - Ether 1:43
- Cross Yourself in All These Things - Alma 39:9
- Abinadi's Sermon to the Priests of King Noah - Mosiah 12-16
- Perfectly Honest - Alma 27:27