GCBC Week 10: Faith—the Choice is Yours

“Faith—the Choice is Yours”

by Richard C. Edgely

First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric

One of the main messages that seemed to be a recurring theme throughout the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference was:  Satan is active, and we must be active in defending ourselves and our families.  Bishop Edgely’s comments confirmed this message and highlighted the power we have as we make the choice to be faithful.

I really liked how he stated that we do not have to understand all things to have a solid faith about matters of salvation.  I try to not get hung up on the unanswered questions and do what he said:  “bridge the gap with my faith and move on.”  No matter where we are in our testimonies, we can make choices to act in accordance to the faith we have already acquired and prepare our testimonies to grow.

“Yes, faith is a choice, and it must be sought after and developed. Thus, we are responsible for our own faith. We are also responsible for our lack of faith. The choice is yours.”

How about you? What are your favorite principles or quotes from this talk?  Is there anything you learned here that you had not considered before?  What stood out to you as you studied it?  And, most importantly, what did it make you feel or want to do?

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