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(In Mark 9) This is one of the greatest New Testament accounts we have probing the complexity of faith and the degrees one experiences in its development. The man's inital faith, by his own admission, is limited. But he has some faith. He did, after all, approach the disciples but, of course, met dissapointment there. With whatever remaining faith he has, he turns to Jesus and says, "If thou canst do any thing," please help us, hoping perhaps Jeus might be able to succeed where all others have failed.


Christ, ever the teacher, seizes on the man's very language and limited faith and turns it back on him "If thou canst believe," Christ says, "all things are possible to him that believeth." In that very instant, in the length of time it takes to have that two-sentence exchange, this man's understanding begins to be enlightened. The look in the Savior's eye or he tone of His voice or the majesty of His bearing or simily the words He spoke -something touches this man spiritually and an inexorable change begins. Up to that moment he had thought that everything depended on others -doctors, soothsayers, priests, the disciples, or, here at the very last, Jesus. Only now, in this exchange, does he grasp that a great deal of the answer to his quest rests upon his own shoulders, or, more accurately, in his own soul.

Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: address given at Chapman Univeristy, April 26th, 2005. Recorded in the book: Broken Things to Mend, p. 139Saved by mlsscaress in development remember faith positive responsibility teach do ask succeed assert degrees belive solve expereince mark9 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Throughout the remainder of my life, I will seek to learn by what I hear, see, and feel. I will write down the important things I learn, and I will do them.
Author: Richard G. Scott, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11954Saved by mlsscaress in action learning journal quotes writing seek do feeling hearing seeing 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Jesus’ challenge shows that the conversion He required for those who would enter the kingdom of heaven (see Matt. 18:3) was far more than just being converted to testify to the truthfulness of the gospel. To testify is to know and to declare. The gospel challenges us to be “converted,” which requires us to do and to become. If any of us relies solely upon our knowledge and testimony of the gospel, we are in the same position as the blessed but still unfinished Apostles whom Jesus challenged to be “converted.” We all know someone who has a strong testimony but does not act upon it so as to be converted.
Author: Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Source: “The Challenge to Become,” Ensign, Nov 2000, 32–34. http://www...Saved by mlsscaress in blessings change conversion becoming do know 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Doing is a servant's language of devotion.
Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in service act servant master do 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Author: Benjamin Franklin, Source: UnknownSaved by mlsscaress in read action write carpediem do 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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