During the BYU-Idaho Devotional on Sept. 22, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Elder Randy D. Funk and his wife Sister Andrea Funk advised students to spiritually act, especially when it comes to keeping covenants. Sister Funk spoke about the importance of receiving inspiration and acting on those impressions.
She shared the example of her mother joining the Church in Austria at the age of 20.
“My life has forever been blessed because of my mother’s faith and willingness to act on the inspiration she received throughout her life,” said Sister Funk.
Elder Funk taught BYU-Idaho students about accepting blessings through keeping covenants. He explained that in a college class he learned about a principle of contract law known as unilateral acceptance.
“Among other things, to form a binding contract under the laws of man, there must be an offer and an acceptance,” taught Elder Funk. He went on to explain that it is our actions that shows our acceptance of a contract.
He related this principle to covenants by explaining that we accept the blessings of heaven through our actions. Elder Funk explained that it is through our actions rather than our words that prove to Heavenly Father that we are keeping our covenants.
In an interview with BYU-Idaho Radio over Zoom, Elder Funk shared his thoughts about receiving blessings.
“As we strive to live in accordance with [the covenants we have made], it will indeed bring us great peace and joy to us now but also through all eternity,” said Funk.
In the interview, he shared what a typical day looks like for a General Authority Seventy, and what it is like to work so close to President Nelson.