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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Exercise, Cutco, and Motivation

I saw this picture at the Library the other day and thought it was quite humorous.  Here it is:

I chuckled for a little bit, but then the scripture in Alma in the Book of Mormon came to mind.  It reads:

"But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words (Alma 32:27)."

In order for us to want to do something, we need to have a desire, or a reason to do it.

For example, my brother Jordan returned home from his mission in Brazil in March of 2009.

(Gotta love him!!)

When Jordan came back from his mission, he got a job working for Cuto.

He would go around trying to get people to buy these knives or what not, so when he got the job he wanted to practice on the family.  I agreed, but was thinking of how much more I wanted to play on my X-Box or watch a movie or listen to music or something.

So Jordan got into talking about how awesome the grip of the handles were, how these handles were made of the same material bowling balls and football helmets are made of, how nice the blade was, how the teeth were perfect for cutting and..... blah blah blah.  IT'S KNIVES!!!  WHO CARES?!?!!

Then Jordan asked the family to get our favorite knife to cut things with and to cut this piece of leather we had.  We got the knife and sawed at the leather a little, but it cut it pretty well.  Then Jordan asked us to cut the leather with this Cutco butter knife.

WOW!!!  It cut the leather like a hot knife in butter!  IT WAS AMAZING!!!  All of the sudden the knives became something I needed, something I wanted...

something I desired.

Watch this video and find out how Ever from Honduras was able to find that desire and exercise faith in the Gospel.

"Wherefore, by the ministering of angels, and by every word which proceeded forth out of the mouth of God, men began to exercise faith in Christ; and thus by faith, they did lay hold upon every good thing; and thus it was until the coming of Christ. (Moroni 7:25)"

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