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.
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