There is something about a search that can cause great excitement and desire to move forward to find that which you are looking for. There are many of us, attempting to follow the advice of alma in seeking even a mere desire to believe, and yet it can be difficult to always know the very best ways to better understand our faith, especially when we are struggling.
I believe that the advice given by David O. McKay is extremely applicable and demonstrates a great way for each of us to move forward. “That is what a testimony means. To know God, and Jesus Christ, is to have life eternal . . . But the question arises—How may I know? . . . There is a definite answer—a clear-cut statement for our young people seeking a testimony: If ye will do the will [of God], ye shall know. . . . What is God’s will? . . . Jesus said the first fundamental law is to “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all they strength. . . . And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”
My hope is that as we seek to better understand the will of God, and our place within this faith, we can seek with a diligent willingness to love.