Personal Online Journal

Friday, August 22, 2008

"Ask in Faith and Act"

David Bednar gave a great talk in April about asking in faith. It was easy for me to get his message because he repeated it so often. As you see below in italics, there are at least 32 times he repeated the principle "Ask in Faith and Act".

what we know is not always reflected in what we do
Ask in Faith and Act *
not only express but to do
plead and to perform
communicate and to act
that I might know which to join
now but also on what was to be done!
“Which church is right?”...“Which church should I join?”
True faith is focused in and on the Lord Jesus Christ and always leads to righteous action.
faith [is] the first principle in revealed religion” ... “the principle of action in all intelligent beings”
Thus, “faith without works is dead”
faith is not only the principle of action, but of power also
faith in Christ leads to righteous action
Understanding that faith is a principle of action and of power
holy communication and consecrated work *
prayer, as “a form of work
prayer, after we say “amen,” by acting
Asking in faith requires honesty, effort, commitment, and persistence.
you and I as lifelong missionaries should not be praying for the full-time missionaries to do our work!
pray with the expectation to act and not just to express
Asking for courage and boldness to open our mouths
Entreating Heavenly Father to help us identify
Pledging to do
Praying fervently for the strength to act
Gratitude would be expressed, ...And then the consecrated work of that prayer
same pattern of holy communication and consecrated work *
prayer becomes meaningful as we ask in faith and act *
pray in faith about our divinely given mandate to proclaim the gospelif he would like to pray with her... they needed to continue to act

*=Phrase written or spoken twice
More thought I liked:
After the Trial of Our Faith persevering through the trial of our faith
“dispute not because [we] see not, for [we] receive no witness until after the trial of [our] faith” (Ether 12:6).
the healing of this 13-year-old boy did not occur until after their faith [was demonstrated]
Not My Will, but Thine, Be Done -recognizing and accepting the will of God in our lives

1 comment:

Dandi said...

You are so amazing Richard. You inspire me to be a better person and to "DO" more. I love hearing about all the bold things you do. Thank you for your example. I really like that quote, "Ask in Faith and Act."
Love ya!