Things continually come into physical form and things are continually going out of physical form. According to our agency we can have ideas that grow from form to form until it appears in a physical state. Thats how Sweet Prosperity comes to us.
The idea of prosperity is likened unto Alma 32 in the Book of Mormon. Alma teaches that “faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true(32:21). And thats where many get stuck, if they cant see it and handle it, they dont want any part of it. “President Boyd K. Packer said: “You exercise faith by causing or by making your mind accept or believe as truth that which you cannot, by reason alone, prove for certainty. “This is where Alma the prophet comes in with insight, “exercising a particle of faith, even if ye can no more than desire to believe. “Making yourself believe and not casting it out by your unbelief. Some people are in such a negative vibration that this becomes a huge chore, just like Richard changing his mindset, let this seed of faith find a place in you, if it be a good seed or a true seed, you will know it by the emotions that you go through as it swells within you. It begins to enlarge your vision of prosperity, it enlightens your understanding and begins to be delicious to you (28). Every seed brings forth after its own likeness (31). So in that case you will know it will be beneficial to you. But if it does not grow than you will know its a bad seed and you will cast it out.
Now the seed will strengthen and sprout and begin to take root, wont this strengthen your faith? Of coarse it will, you love the feeling of it, it gets you excited, you want more! Alma askes: “Is your knowledge perfect, yea, its perfect in that thing.” Have you ever experienced that? When your mind becomes enlighted and what you want isn’t so much in the dark anymore, circumstances and things are taking spiritual form and its beginning to come to light.
“After you have tasted this light is your knowledge pefect? Nay..” Though you have exercised faith enough to plant the seed yet it takes nourishment to help the tree grow. James 1:22 says: “But be ye doers of the word, and not just hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” So we need to act, faith is an action word, not by simply wishing will things turn prosperious, but by diligently seeking and nourishing your tree.
Do not wait for things to turn sour when you turn to the Lord for He is the One already blessing you in this thing. He can strenthen and uplift. Follow His commandments, He gave them so He could bless you. Sometimes it may seem as though He is against us but if you remember Hebrews 12:6-9: “For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son (or daughter) whom he recieveth….We have had fathers of the flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverance; shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?” We should show thanks and reverance the Lord in all we do, ASK Him for the things you need. He is waiting to open the windows of heaven and bless you.
You have not neglected the tree. The Lord has helped you nourish the tree, you have been co-creators with God in thought, you have abided by the Law through faith, persistence, and patience. “Behold, …pluck the fruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet…ye shall reap the rewards of your faith, and your diligence, and your patience, and your long suffering.”
I have tasted the rewards of faith many times and I can tell you there is nothing like reaping the fruits of your faith.
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