Wednesday, October 30, 2013


My husband and I were reading in 1 Nephi last night.  Nephi was describing the things that his father had seen. I'm not sure if he had seen them in a dream, and vision, or what, but I know that he saw them.  The spirit confirmed to me that he did indeed see these things.

As we were reading I was moved to tears.  I couldn't believe that a man that lived 600 years before Christ was ever alive, had the faith to not only pray, but to then listen to the promptings of God.  As I read I was touched by the faith of Lehi and his determination to do what the Lord asked of him.  

Because he was faithful and did the things the Lord asked he was blessed.  He was blessed so much so that he saw not only the coming of Christ, but the atonement, and then he saw our present day.  He saw that there would be people scattered all over the earth and they would become so wicked once Christ left the earth, that it we would need for Christ to come down once again and save us from utter destruction.

As I read I realized that his faith isn't something that only prophets are able to have.  What are we capable of doing?  If we exhibit the same faith of Lehi, and listen to the Lord, and follow his promptings without hesitation, what blessings can we receive?  What amazing things will happen in our lives?  What things are we missing out on because we don't do all that the Lord asks of us?

Now I'm not saying that we are going to see the coming of the end of the world, or that we'll have such dramatic visions, but I'm also not saying that we're not capable of doing so.  If we have the same faith in God that Lehi, and Nephi had, we can truly move mountains.  We can do things that we normally we wouldn't believe possible.  We will have the power to do things that by ourselves we would not be able to do.

So how do we get this incredible faith, and is it even possible?  Of course it is.  Faith isn't reserved for prophets and apostles.  God loves each of us equally which means we are equally worthy of receiving great blessings.  The way we obtain such powerful faith is by praying for it, and then acting when God speaks to us.  Pray first, then action next.  I promise if you will do these 2 things you will receive the kind of faith that Lehi, Nephi, Joseph Smith, and our current prophet, Thomas Monson, each have.  We are just as worthy as they are because God loves us just as much as he loves each of them.

We can do amazing things.  We are incredible people and God is waiting to bestow amazing gifts to us.  If we will only first seek to do his will and then open the door when he comes to tell us what to do.  He truly stands at the door and knocks.  He wants us to open it.  He wants us to talk with him and do the things he asks. He wants us to have amazing lives, and do amazing things.  You just have to let him in.

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