In the morning, I went to Ward Choir Practice. Just before church, I had an Elders Quorum Presidency Meeting. The Spirit at the Fast and Testimony Meeting was powerful! What faith is exhibited by these people! In the evening we attended the going away party for someone, who is going on his mission to Alabama this Tuesday.
As the Second Counselor in the Elders Quorum Presidency, I have been inspired to suggest ways in which to strengthen the cohesiveness of the members of the quorum. What comes to my mind is the verse that:
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20)
This ‘strength in numbers’ approach works. I also think of this event:
“And now it came to pass that Ammon and king Limhi began to consult with the people how they should deliver themselves out of bondage; and even they did cause that all the people should gather themselves together; and this they did that they might have the voice of the people concerning the matter.” (Mosiah 22:1)
Well, the people could not agree on what to do. Although, their captain was inspired, and he found a way to lead the people out from bondage. He, Gideon, was inspired because everyone was working towards a common cause, and they followed him.
So, in summary, the leaders listened to the people, and even though the people could not come to a resolution, they followed their inspired leader because they felt that they were listened to, and they were involved in the solving the problem.
While presenting ideas which come to my mind to the Elders Quorum, I appreciate the feedback I am receiving so that we can meet the needs of the quorum. This approach utilizes the power of the Spirit, because we are all gathered together in the name of Christ, and we all have His purposes in mind. As a result, inspiration flows, and opportunities present themselves.
This is what I previously wrote after reading Mosiah 22: The Lord Looks Out For His Children