Just as we gain a testimony of Jesus Christ through a desire and willingness to believe, we can begin in that same way to gain a witness of His teachings through the words of His servants; prophets and apostles.
In this week’s Come Follow Me lesson we are reminded that when seeking greater faith, we can start with the faith we have. In Matthew 17 and Mark 9 we learn of a father whose willingness to just believe is enough for Christ to be able to perform a miracle for his son.
What family— father, mother, grandparents, sibling doesn’t find themselves confronted with a desire for miracles on behalf of loved ones who are struggling? Don’t we all stand before the Lord pleading, “Help thou mine unbelief.”
In such situations we are promised “The size of your faith or the degree of your knowledge is not the issue—it is the integrity you demonstrate toward the faith you do have and the truth you already know.” (Holland, April 2013)
“The Family: A Proclamation to the World” is filled with wisdom for navigating the confusing world we live in today. Some aspects can be difficult for families to live or understand. Elder Holland teaches, “if you and your family want to be healed, don’t let those questions stand in the way of faith working its miracle.”
As individuals and families, happiness “is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.” (P7, Proclamation) Principles like:
wholesome recreational activities.
Start with just one. Belief is the first step toward conviction.