The following was posted by Aleah Ingram on LDS Daily. To read the full article, click here

Doctrine and Covenants 4 is of the most well known sections among Latter-day Saints and is especially inspiring to missionaries. It speaks of the marvelous work of God and how to serve.

Doctrine and Covenants 4:6 specifically lists essential attributes to strive for:

Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, diligence.

As a new year arrives, many of us are contemplating goals and resolutions. However, it can be hard to create meaningful goals centered on Christ. We have broken down this verse, creating some possible goals for each attribute. By completing at least one from each section, you will be working on multiple aspects of your life.


Faith, in the gospel sense, is confidence in God and his word. The Bible Dictionary says faith “is to hope for things which are not seen, but which are true” and that it is a principle of action.

Here are a few goals centered on building faith:

  • For a couple of minutes each day, ponder something you believe to be true. In prayer, say this statements of faith out loud.
  • Each month, pick a topic or principle you would like to build more faith in. Spend the month studying and fasting about those things.
  • Share your testimony each month. It can be in Sacrament Meeting or at another proper occasion.

To read about the other attributes and the goals they can inspire, click here