My personal experience may not be anything earth shattering and I’m sure you receive plenty of testimonials but thought my personal insights created by your book might be interesting for you.
As an individual, a member of the church, and even as a Bishop, I’ve struggled with the concept of faith for years and how it can actually be applied as a moving principle rather than just a gospel recitation. I’ve never bought the concept that faith is accepting divine will without our desires—and even our righteous wants—being considered in the mix.
As I’ve read and studied business concepts and books over the years, I have always felt a link between the principle of the Law of Attraction and the spiritual law of faith but could never reconcile the two. Always in my mind is the fact that never has there been a temporal law given, but all is spiritual. So trying to bring the secular concept of the Law of Attraction in line with the greater and controlling law of Faith, has not been an easy thing.
Generally, the Law of Attraction is presented in the secular light of wealth accumulation brought to pass by the universal genie making the pieces of success fall into place for us. As a person of deep faith, I give credit for all good in my life (my family, my circumstance, my finances), to my Heavenly Father, based on eternal laws including the fact that each blessing is predicated on a law. The discovery of which law to keep in order to receive our desires seems to be one of the great quests of this life. If only those that teach the law of attraction understood this principle, how much more powerful would their influence be?
Your book was the link that was missing. It helped me to see that the law of attraction and faith can be viewed as one, and with the knowledge that we have through the light of the Gospel, everything really is based on the observance of spiritual law. I can only assume that the Law of Attraction concept is a way to offer palatable truth to those less prepared for the full principle and understanding of Faith.
Far too many people in the church, including myself, struggle with the concept of money or prosperity being counterproductive to spiritual growth when in reality it is just a part of it. Heavenly Father lives in greater abundance than we have the capacity to understand. In fact, one only need go to one of his earthly temples to see that no expense was spared in creating his home. Is this bad? Absolutely not! In fact, if we pay close attention we see that he uses abundance to carry forward his work.
So in summary, your book helped me discover the missing puzzle piece that brought two pieces of the picture together. I am convinced that our Heavenly Father wants us to live in abundance as soon as we have progressed to the point that we know how to handle it and use it for the right purposes, including our joy in this life. This is not to say that people that want wealth and power for the wrong reasons won’t be able to use the counterfeit principle to get it, but abundance and happiness come together when we learn and implement the gospel principles intended to help us reach our potential. And an abundant life follows.
Thanks for listening. I thought you might find my thoughts helpful.
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