Tonight, I’ve been contemplating a great deal about Faith, particularly the verses in James, Chapter 2:
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
The story of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac is cited, extolling Abraham’s full and complete faith:
22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
During the summer, I received a special Priesthood blessing from a dear friend. In his prayer, he mentioned that I had a purpose here in China. Nearly every day since my return, I have clung to his words. Tonight, I realized that having faith in these promises is not enough; additionally, to receive a fullness of these promises, work is required. In my case, it means practicing patience, having charity, compassion and forgivness for those who wound me and cause me heartache, serving all of God’s children and finding JOY in my daily life.
Despite the loogies. Yep.