Growing My Testimony

Alma 32-35 | July 13-19

Alma also taught the Zoramites about faith, saying 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” (Alma 32: 21). He compared the word of God to a seed. He said that if you plant the seed of the word of God in your heart, and nourish it with belief and the Spirit of the Lord, your faith and testimony will grow and bring forth good fruit.

We can plant the word of God in our own hearts. If we nourish it by prayer, scripture study, and keeping the commandments, our testimonies will grow.

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Scripture

Alma 32:28

Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.

  • What is faith?
  • How do you know if you have a testimony?
  • Do you have to grow your own testimony or can someone give you a testimony?
  • Why is it important to have faith and gain a testimony?

Quote

“So a seed of faith is already planted in your heart. You may even have felt some of the expansion of your heart promised in Alma. I did. But, like a growing plant, it must be nurtured or it will wither. Frequent and heartfelt prayers of faith are crucial and needed nutrients. Obedience to the truth you have received will keep the testimony alive and strengthen it. Obedience to the commandments is part of the nourishment you must provide for your testimony.” Henry B. Eyring

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Activity

Grow My Own Testimony

In this fun activity, family members take turns choosing a petal or leaf, reading the testimony growing words (with help if necessary) on it, then answering the question to create spiritual flowers to help testimonies grow.

Treat

Dirt Cake

The soft, moist “dirt” made from Oreo-style cookies is the foundation for this delicious dirt cake recipe and for planting the flowers from the activity.

Song

Faith Children’s Songbook page 96