Here is Part II of a blog post re: Saving Faith in Christ.
If we are picking and choosing which promptings or which commandments we are going to obey, then this latter and greatest knowledge cannot exist in us. Only by obeying all of the commandments and all of the promptings does one come to this knowledge. And, it is possible to obey them all only because we correctly understand God’s unfailing love and eternal consistency in blessing the faithful.
This is where the rubber of our souls hits the road of consecration. It takes most of a lifetime to arrive at a point where we can willingly, joyfully consecrate every act, and all of our heart, might, mind and strength to flawless obedience. But when through the grace of Christ we do, imperfect as we still are, recognizing our utter dependence upon the atonement of Christ–the heavens open and the Father informs us, “Ye shall have eternal life!”
“Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.” (2 Nephi 31:20)
We call this event “Having your calling and election made sure.”
This is the glorious fruit of saving faith in Christ.