I am overwhelmed this week by the blessings I have been able to witness this week; and the BEST part is, they were blessings I had to realize and look for, but they were really miracles from the Lord.First off, we found a new investigator this week, and his name is Alan. He is 21, and he has a 3 year old son. We contacted him on the street, and he started telling us how much he respected our religion, and told us he was excited to hear more. EXCITED. No one ever uses that word. EVER. So that was miracle number 1. We found someone who was excited. We went to His house, and he had a million questions. He told us that he knows there is a God, but that he isnt sure that He is a loving God. A father figure. Someone who cares about us, and really wants the best for us. We explained to him the nature of God, and how he IS our loving Heavenly Father, and he loves him, just as much as he loves his own son. He is really starting to grow, and in our lesson the other day he said: "What if I became Mormon?" And we said jokingly: "We would love that!" To which he said: "I want to. But I am scared." Arent we all? But he is AMAZING, and progressing. He is miracle number 2 also. He is submissive, and willing.
The enabling power from God that allows men and women to obtain blessings in this life and to gain eternal life and exaltation after they have exercised faith, repented, and given their best effort to keep the commandments. Such divine help or strength is given through the mercy and love of God. Every mortal person needs divine grace because of Adam’s fall and also because of man’s weaknesses.
32 Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his GRACE sufficient for you, that by his GRACE ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the GRACE of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.