515 Seek the Truth to Resolve Your Difficulties
1 If you want to put the truth into practice, and if you want to understand it, then first you must understand the essence of the difficulties you face and the things that happen around you, as well as what aspect of the truth these are related to. Afterward, you must seek the truth based on your actual difficulties. That way, as you gradually gain experience, you will be able to see the hand of God in everything that happens to you, as well as what He wants to do and the results that He wishes to achieve in you.
2 If you only measure yourself against God’s word the truth while eating and drinking of God’s word at gatherings, or while performing your duty, and if you feel that the things that usually occur in your life are not related to your faith or the truth, and if you feel you can deal with them and then you do so based on your philosophies for living, then you will never gain the truth, and you will never understand what God actually wants to achieve in you or what results He wishes to obtain.
3 Pursuing the truth is a lengthy process. There is a simple side to it, and there is also a complex side. Simply put, we should seek the truth and practice and experience God’s words in everything that happens around us. Once you begin to do this, you will see more and more how much truth you should gain and pursue in your belief in God, and that truth is so real and truth is life.
Adapted from The Word, Vol. 3. The Discourses of Christ of the Last Days. The Path of Practice Toward Changing One’s Disposition