It is only with faith in God that we are able to face the events of this life.
We often face the daily basic routine happenings, hardly recognizing the vital moving force that accompanies our comings and goings. However, like the ebb and flow of the waters on the shoreline, there come occasions of high tide when the power of faith is activated in ways that we recognize as miraculous, and they become the very fruits of faith. They bear evidence of the realities of God and our relationship to him. It is then that we can draw deeply from a reservoir of faith gradually accumulated over years of learning and living the gospel and coming to know the Savior. With unwavering faith in God and the righteous desire of our hearts, we can call upon the Lord and actually witness his hand in our own personal lives. I know this to be true. (Ardeth Kapp, _The Lectures on Faith in Historical Perspective_, BYU Press) My lifelong experience verifies this assertion. Short-lived experiments often return a skewed perspective that does not accurately reflect the long-term reality. We cannot trifle with sacred covenants and expect to gain the same end as those who abide in faith. We can only find greater truths by really exercising long-suffering and endurance. The parable of the ten virgins is instructive. Only those who are prepared to wait patiently on the Lord will eventually find their reward. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] TOPICA - Start your own email discussion group. FREE! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/create/index2.html ==^================================================================