12 Ways to Build and Strengthen Your Testimony

12 Powerful Ways to Build Your Testimony

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These 12 simple ideas are great ways to build your testimony, deepen your faith, and develop a greater understanding of anything you are seeking answers for!

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1. Keep A Blessings/Gratitude Journal

writing in a journal

Use a journal to write down all of the blessings you and your family have received to help build your testimony. Whether it’s as simple as someone paying for your meal, or a miraculous healing of a family member.

You want to make sure to document all of these wonderful experiences, not only for yourself to look back on, but for your children to read about as well. You will forget about all of the small and simple things that have been done for you if you do not write them down after they happen.

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What better way to build your testimony than to look at all of the evidence before you, that your Heavenly Father has blessed your life time and time again? There is so much to be grateful for in this life.

Something that I’ve noticed in my own life, is that the majority of the blessings I have received thus far, were during a time in which my family was struggling the most. If I hadn’t been mindful of all of those blessings, my faith in God might not have been so strong. 

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2. Ask Questions

Getting answers to your questions is a great way to increase your knowledge, and in turn strengthen your testimony. However, you want to make sure you are asking questions to a reliable source, such as a bishop, other church leaders, missionaries, etc. 

3. Share Your Testimony

bear testimony, speaking at the podium in church

Sharing your testimony every chance you get will help tremendously in further strengthening it. Whether you’re sharing it in private, or up in front of your ward, the benefit will be the same. 

You can share your testimony with your family, friends, and even your children. The more you share your story, the more confidence you will build around your personal testimony. 

Also, you never know what sharing your testimony will do for someone else. Someone might have absolutely needed to hear what you had to say. 

Henry B. Eyring said, “By helping others come unto him you will find you have come unto him yourself.” 

4. Listen to Conference Talks

general conference center

Conference talks are so powerful. They are an amazing way to feel the spirit and receive revelation. 

Sometimes the perfect conference talk will make its way into your life. It’s wonderful when this happens. But you can also search for conference talks related to whichever topic you want to focus on at that time. This is great for building a testimony around certain areas. 

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5. Pray Mindfully

praying hands

There’s no wrong way to pray, but there are some helpful tips to praying more mindfully, and with intention. First, try to find a quiet area to pray. Take your time to really speak to God. Tell Him what you’re grateful for, talk to Him about your concerns, ask Him for answers, for revelation, and ask Him to help you find ways to strengthen your testimony. Also, take some time after your prayer to sit quietly and just listen. See if you feel anything. 

6. Read Your Scriptures

reading scriptures

Your scriptures are the perfect place to find answers to your questions, revelation, peace, and so much more. If you’re looking for answers, you can search the scriptures for specific topics to focus on, this is a great way to build a testimony on certain subjects. 

Another helpful tip is to read scriptures that have been printed in easier to read translations. Here are a few of my favorites that we have found make scripture reading much easier to read and comprehend! 

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7. Go to Church

LDS church

Going to church can be stressful and time consuming. But, it’s one of the best ways to build a testimony. Why? Because you will be hearing so many other people’s stories and testimonies. Also, you’ll be learning about the scriptures in Sunday school and your children will be able to learn in ways that are appropriate for their age. 

Church is a great place to feel the spirit, build and strengthen your testimony, meet new neighbors and friends, and learn things you might not have been able to learn on your own. 

8. Serve Others

helping someone, holding hands

One of the most important things we were sent here to do is to serve others. By helping others, you will grow spiritually. Heavenly Father will bless you and your family as you help take care of and serve His children. 

Serving others will bring you so much joy that you otherwise wouldn’t have received. Serving others WILL build your testimony of the truth of the importance of service. 

9. Fast 

not eating, fasting

Fasting is a wonderful way to receive answers to questions and prayers, as well as strengthen your beliefs. Try fasting with an intention. Begin and end with a prayer. 

Fasting helps us feel closer to God, and become more receptive to His spirit and His influence. The closer you feel to the spirit, the greater your faith will be. 

10. Pay Tithing 

finances

Every church leader says, pay tithing and you will see the blessings that will come from it. The crazy thing is, that it’s true. Paying tithing will bring your family so many blessings. 

The blessings you receive from paying tithing will strengthen your testimony in unbelievable ways. 

11. Read Your Patriarchal Blessing

If there is one blessing you receive through the church that is sure to strengthen your faith, it’s your patriarchal blessing. I have never felt so much certainty, trust, hope, and assurance, as I did when I received my patriarchal blessing,

Take time to regularly read through your patriarchal blessing, you will get something new from it every time you read it! 

12. Repent

leaving the past behind you

Repentance is one of the hardest things you will ever have to do in this lifetime. It takes strength, courage, and humility. But, the harder the work, the more you’ll gain from it.

The relief you feel after repentance is unlike any other feeling. You feel free. And that feeling will help you grow stronger in your faith than you had ever imagined. 

Not feeling like you don’t have a strong testimony does not reflect a lack of faith. Odds are, you have a stronger testimony than you think you do. If you start talking about it to someone, or write about it, you will realize you have a lot to testify about than you thought you did. 

You don’t have to have a miracle to share, to have a testimony of something, and that is oftentimes what people get caught up in when they don’t feel that their testimony is strong enough. Just having gratitude in the little things that God has given you, is a strong testimony of God’s hand in your life. 

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