7 comments on “The Powers of Heaven

  1. Kent, Thanks for your insights. I really liked your scripture examples of faith, and I’m so happy you were able to see a miracle in your life with the test! We feel the same way about our house offer being accepted. We press on, and try to live worth of the POWER that He so openly gives us.

    I’m glad you still love that LEGENDARY sign.. 🙂

    Can’t wait to see you this weekend. You and Michael will have to live close by each other so you can have lots of golf outings together!!!!

    🙂

  2. Kent—There is so much wisdom in your words…The Lord is tutoring you as he still continues to tutor and refine me! My motto lately has been….”Worrying stops where Faith begins!” I absolutely believe in miracles and the powers of heaven. I have seen it happen! I appreciate you sharing a window into your world. I love you so….

  3. Kent– this was the first time I read your blog post. I loved it! I am excited for you. I’m glad we all had such a fun weekend and that we got to meet Sister Oaks. You’re the best and I am excited for you to find your lady. Ladies: sign up b/c he not only has a testimony but is the funnest guy ever.

  4. I really love this concept about faith. I’ve recently been thinking about this myself, as I just read a wonderful talk by Elder Bednar on this topic. Part of Christ’s infinite atonement includes this enabling power of the atonement, which allows us to call on God to empower us to do and be good and serve beyond our capacity ad individual desire, as well as to receive additional strength to be able to endure our trials. He won’t necessarily remove our trials, but will strengthen us so that we may bear them better than if we were relying solely on our own power. I think this is a large part of the atonement that is not fully understood by so many faithful saints.

    Thanks for sharing; I love all of your analogies and thoughts! The talk is entitled “In the Strength of the Lord” from a devotional in 2001 if you are interested.

  5. Kent,

    my wife made me read your post on the “Powers of heaven.” It is evident to me that you have discovered that faith can become a real factor in one’s life, giving them power to obtain whatever they desire. Unfortunately, I believe this kind of faith and its associated power is enjoyed by too few of our members. Probably one of those things our leaders are thinking of when we are told, “we live far below our privileges.”

    It is amazing how fast God will forgive us and bless us when our heart is truly broken and contrite. Even with life’s many challenges, disappointments, and heartache, we can live a life full of miracles if we are willing to pay that price to become acquainted with God.

    Faith is not something that we simply decide we will have or exercise. Rather, it is a gift received for personal righteousness. You have discovered something that if you hold onto will truly make the rest of your life an adventure. I admire your strength and openness in sharing it with others.

    I’ll finish my thoughts with a favorite quote that your words reminded me of from President Boyd K. Packer.

    “There is another kind of faith, rare indeed. This is the kind of faith that causes things to happen. It is the kind of faith that is worthy and prepared and unyielding, and it brings forth things that otherwise would not be. It is the kind of faith that moves people. It is the kind of faith that sometimes moves things. It comes by gradual growth. It is a marvelous, even a transcendent power, as real and as invisible as electricity. Directed and focused it has great effect.”

    Regardless of your success in the Mormon Bachelor, I know your life will be one of fulfillment and great good if you continue to consistently exercise what you have shared.

    God bless

    David

    • David,

      Your message was well thought out and I sincerely appreciate it. Some of the things you said I was able to share with a close friend of mine and it really touched her, particularly the quote you inserted by Elder Packard. Thanks for taking the time to put your thoughts and feelings out there because it makes me wanna keep writing. One thing you said which I loved is that if I have the attitude of faith that my life will always be full of adventure. So far it has and that is my worst fear is that the adventures will stop as I settle down. But I know that they are only beginning.
      Anyway thanks again for your words.

      Kent

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