The Bible defines faith as the the substance of the things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen; in life there is a big relationship in the faith to ask and then to act. Its no doubt that one can affirm that faith is truly a determinant of ones success to any endeavor. But its also important for us to know that faith without work is dead.
How To Get The Faith to Ask And Then To Act
Jesus Christ spoke about faith in the bible in many occasion especially when he was addressing the disciples about moving a mountain with their faith.
“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” “Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” Mathew 21 vs 22, James 1 vs 6 and 2 Corinthians 1 vs 7.
The young Joseph Smith had enough trust to ask God a question and to be certain that God would provide for his genuine need. The world was altered by the response. He was curious about which church he should join to atone for his sins. The response he got inspired him to keep posing better and better questions and to act on the newly started stream of revelation.3
It’s possible that your conference experience will be similar to mine. You are looking for answers to questions. You have at least enough faith to believe that the Lord will respond to your questions through His servants. You won’t have the chance to directly ask the speakers for clarification, but you can ask your heavenly Father in private prayer.
I’ve learned through experience that the solutions you seek will be tailored to your requirements and level of spiritual maturity. The answer is more likely to appear if you need it and it pertains to your or others’ eternal welfare. But even then, you can get the advice to wait, just like Joseph Smith did.
You will be better able to discern the whispers of the Spirit in response to your prayers if your faith in Jesus Christ has resulted in a heart that has been softened by the results of His Atonement. My own experience has shown me that when I feel an internal calm and obedience to the Lord’s will, the still, little voice—which is real—is audible and discernible in my thoughts. The phrase “Not my will, but thine, be done” captures that feeling of humility the best.
The teaching of Christ is being taught at this conference by speakers because of this process of revelation. Revelation comes to us in direct proportion to how much we have worked to internalize and apply the doctrine of Christ to our daily lives.
You may recall that Nephi taught us in the Book of Mormon that having faith in Jesus Christ is the key to getting insights of truth and the key to feeling confident that we are proceeding in the Savior’s will. Centuries before Jesus Christ entered mortal life, Nephi penned the following:
“Angels speak by the Holy Spirit’s power, therefore they express Christ’s words. Therefore, I advised you to meditate on Christ’s words because they include all the information you need to know about what to do.
“Therefore, now that I’ve said it, if you don’t comprehend it, it’s because you didn’t ask or knock; as a result, you’re not brought into the light and must perish in the dark.
Because, as I said before, if you enter by the way and receive the Holy Ghost, it will make clear to you everything that you ought to do.
This is the teaching of Christ, and nothing further will be revealed to you until he appears to you in the flesh. And the things that he says to you must be seen to be done when he appears to you in the flesh.
Today and in the days to come, the Lord will speak to you and me through His servants. The Savior won’t yell orders at you and me; instead, He will explain what we should do. As He instructed Elijah:
And he instructed them to proceed and approach the Lord from the mount. And when the Lord passed by, the mountains were torn apart and the rocks split in two by a powerful wind, but the Lord was not in the wind, and an earthquake followed the wind, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.
Following the earthquake, there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; following the fire, there was a still, small voice.
Our confidence in Him will enable us to hear that voice. We will have grown the faith to know that whatever He asks would bless others and that we can be cleaned in the process because of His love for us. Then, we will pray for guidance with the intention of going and doing whatever He asks. The Faith to ask and then to act brings miracle into ones life.
We will have asked the Father for clarification because of our faith in Jesus Christ, and that faith will also have enabled the Savior to soften our hearts just enough so that we could hear the Father’s instruction and be eager and determined to follow it. Then, even when the job is difficult, we shall joyfully sing the hymn’s lyrics, “Sweet is the work, my God, my King.”
Considering the faith to ask and then to act lesson found the scriptures, We feel greater affection and sympathy for people who have never experienced the benefits of faith in Jesus Christ or are finding it difficult to hold onto it the more the doctrine of Christ permeates our lives and emotions. Without faith and trust in the Lord, it is difficult to obey His commandments. To avoid making this grave error, it is essential that any personal revelation we receive is in line with the doctrines of the Lord and His prophets. As some people lose trust in the Savior, they may even begin to criticize His advice, calling good bad and evil good.13
Brothers and sisters, obeying the Lord’s commands requires trust. Serving others for Jesus requires faith in Him. Going out into the world to share His gospel with those who might not be sensitive to the voice of the Spirit or who could even contest its veracity requires confidence. The world’s level of faith will rise as we put our faith in action and adhere to His living prophet. Perhaps this weekend, more than any other two days in history, God’s word will be heard and recognized by God’s children thanks to technology.
More members give tithe and donate to help people in need as their conviction that this is the Lord’s church and kingdom on earth grows, despite the fact that they are also going through personal struggles. Missionaries all around the world have discovered methods to overcome the difficulties brought on by a pandemic, doing so with courage and good humor, doing so in the belief that they are called by Jesus Christ. Excercising the faith to ask and then to act And their faith has become stronger as a result of their extra effort.
Trials and opposition have traditionally served as a fertile ground for the development of faith. That has always been the case, particularly ever since the Lord’s Church and the Restoration’s inception.
President George Q. Cannon once said: “Obedience to the Gospel pulls [people] into very close and intimate relationship with the Lord. This is true today and will continue to be true until the Savior personally leads His Church and His people. It creates a strong bond between people on earth and our Great Creator above. It instills in the human mind a sense of complete faith in the Almighty and in His readiness to hear and respond to the prayers of those who put their trust in Him. This confidence is invaluable during times of adversity and difficulties. Wherever [people] have taken advantage of the benefits that adherence to the Gospel gives, they have a sure standing place; their feet are upon a rock that cannot be dislodged, even when trouble comes upon the individual or the people, tragedy threatens, and all human hope appears to be lost.
This Church is His Church, which He personally leads, and President Russell M. Nelson is His living prophet right now, according to my testimony, which is the foundation upon which we stand.
President Nelson asks the Lord for guidance and receives it. He serves as my personal example of someone who is seeking that direction and is determined to follow it. All individuals who have spoken or will speak, pray, or sing in this general assembly of His Church share the same desire to be obedient to the Lord’s direction.
I hope and pray that everyone who watches or listens to this conference feels the love of the Lord for them. Heavenly Father has granted my request that I can experience even a small amount of the love that the Savior has for both you and His Heavenly Father, who is also our Heavenly Father.
Faith Scriptures – Hebrews 11:1. Hebrews 11:6 ,Proverbs 3:5-6, Mark 9:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, Matthew 15:28. …Matthew 17:20. ..
If you took your time to study the message by Henry B, you will understand the relevance of putting you faith to work. To have faith is one thing and to exercise the faith is another thing entirely. For instance, Once you start asking God of anything, Believe in your heart that God is already Bringing it to Pass. Therefore , Before you start praying, just have it in your mind that god has done it already, that’s how tow to get the faith to ask and then to act on it.
Watch / listen to this song of faith that will stir your faith in God.