"Relief of poverty, relief of illness; relief of doubt, relief of ignorance--relief of all that hinders the joy and progress of a woman."
--John A Widtsoe

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Strengthening Power of Faith

A few sisters have asked for my notes from my lesson a couple of weeks ago.

Faith requires:
  • Courage. It takes some courage to practice faith.
  • Hope. Belief in things not seen requires a bit of hope that they are true.
  • Steadfastness. Stay true and endure to the end.
  • Farsightedness. Look beyond the moment to see the bigger picture.
  • Trust. Can you place your trust in the Lord?
  • Obedience. Give yourself over to the wisdom of our Heavenly Father.

Faith is a gift from the Lord through which the righteous are empowered to do remarkable things.