“When something vibrates, sound is produced and these vibrations, called longitudinal waves, have high and low pressure areas and when diagrammed look like symmetrical wavy lines. The frequency is the measurement of the number of cycles a sound wave makes in a second makes in a second and determines the pitch of the sound.
“A pure tone is a sound wave with a single frequency. When two pure tones with the same frequency or sounded together, their sound waves are the same. They are matched and the tone you here is the same pitch and sounds in unison.
“When two tones with different frequencies are sounded together their sound waves are not in sync and if we were to graph the waves we could see how the variance between the two waves grows. If the two frequencies are different but fairly close instead of a unison sound we hear a beating sound often described as a wobbly sound.”
“If we were to represent our Heavenly Father, his qualities, his attributes, his starts, and his actions as a sound wave with a single frequency, we would hear a pure tone. If we added Jesus Christ as a second sound wave to the two tones, they would have the same frequencies and would be in tune. Jesus tells us ‘I am in the Father and the Father in me and the Father and I are one.’ We could say they are on the same wave length. What would happen if we were to add our own sound wave length to that of our Heavenly Father’s? Would there be minimal beat interference or would the variance be a greater dissonance? Depending on the difference in frequency the sounds are either in unison are they are out of tune.”…many of our life choices can get us out of tune with our Heavenly Father.”
She gives us 4 points where we can grow more in tune with our Heavenly Father :
- Receive the prophets and stone them not. “Sustain our prophets by sustaining them, by honoring them, standing behind them, defending their good names, and striving to carry out their instructions” – Elder Nelson
- Do not allow contention. 4 Nephi 1:15-17- that speaks for itself.
- Be humble, not prideful. “The central feature of pride is enmity—enmity toward God and enmity toward our fellowmen. Enmity means ‘hatred toward, hostility to, or a state of opposition.’ It is the power by which Satan wishes to reign over us. Pride is essentially competitive in nature. We pit our will against God’s. When we direct our pride toward God, it is in the spirit of ‘my will and not thine be done.’ As Paul said, they ‘seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.'” – Let’s not be this way. Let’s be faithful.
- Search, ponder, and pray. “One of the primary purposes of the Scriptures is to help us know understand it become like the Savior. Continually studying the scriptures helps us keep our eyes minds and hearts focused on Him.” – Daniel L Johnson
Let’s do all that we can to reduce the dissonance between us and Heavenly Father. Life is SO MUCH BETTER when our life is in tune with that of Heavenly Father’s will.
My personal Faith Experiment
So today after reading the Faith Experiment and Sister Funk’s thoughts. I have determined that things are going to change in my spiritual life. It is time for me to pray to know if the thing that I am asking for is right. In Nephi 18:20 it reads “And whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is right, believing that ye shall receive, behold it shall be given unto you.” So step one is pray to know if the thing I am trying to do is right before the Lord. The next step is to understand that I am “here is to learn to do hard things is to learn to do them properly.” That means to me as Sister Funk said “have a teachable spirit.” I need this so much right now in my life. I have lost my teachable spirit as I have struggled to protect myself. Many times I am afraid to pray for things because I am afraid of the consequences of those prayers. There is the old adage “Be careful what you pray for.” In my mind I go through all the bad things that could happen if I really got what I prayed for. The next step is to pray for what the Lord has told me is a good thing and pray for it unceasingly. And the last for right now is to have Faith that God will grant me the thing that I am praying for. So my journey begins today. My journey in once again to learn to trust in God.