Alma taught that the first step in acquiring or rediscovering a testimony is to desire to believe, so that desire can work without our souls. Sometimes, this is all we can do. But once we have that desire, we have a choice: Do we choose to believe? Or do we choose not to believe? As we choose belief over unbelief and doubt our doubts before doubting our faith, we can learn line upon line, precept upon precept, until our faith becomes unshakeable knowledge as the mysteries of God are revealed.