Well this week I have been studying a lot. I have been able to understand a lot more about the Gospel. The gospel can enter in the hearts of the people and help them feel that God wants them to follow his teachings. I really recognized this when I was reading in Alma 32 earlier this week.
I behold that ye are lowly in heart; and if so, blessed are ye.
This first scripture is really short but really powerful for me. If we submit ourselves to the will of God we will be blessed. We all know this Chapter when Alma is preaching to his town and he is helping them gain faith to praise God not only in their temples but in all places. First, the people in the town were forced to do this. He then says,
Alma 32: 16
Therefore, blessed are they who humble themselves without being compelled to be humble; or rather, in other words, blessed is he that believeth in the word of God, and is baptized without stubbornness of heart, yea, without being brought to know the word, or even compelled to know, before they will believe.
He then helps us to understand the faith. That it is not having a perfect knowledge. He then compares Faith to a seed. That is if we plant it and nurtuer it, it will grow.
But what will we recieve?
...it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.
And even though the good seed has grown inside of us he says somthing very profound...
Now behold, would not this increase your faith? I say unto you, Yea; nevertheless it hath not grown up to a perfect knowledge.
He helps us and know HOW to take care of the seed once it is planted.
Apart from this we have been able to set a date with our Investigator that is going to get baptized this Saturday! And we also have to baptize a member again because his information wasn't found.! Pictures soon! Love you all.