I wasn’t sure what I was going to post this Sunday. I was sitting at breakfast with my little ones, reading from Ether 12, and as we read, I looked out my window at this:
As I tried to explain faith to my little girls, we looked at these plants. Three weeks ago they were this:
Suddenly, the words came to me: “Having faith in Christ makes your heart grow.”
From Alma 32:27-28
But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words.
Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.
As I thought of those simple words, it occured to me how true this is.
Faith can enlarge your soul. It can enlighten your understanding. Faith in Christ can lead you closer to Him. And — oh — how I need Him.
I needed some simplicity this week My heart needed some faith.