Thursday, June 24, 2010

Daily Thought -- June 24, 2010

Sorry these have been missing the last couple of days. I have been really busy with work and preparing to deliver a fireside tomorrow (which got canceled). I thought I had quotes set up for another week, but I guess I was wrong. Anyway, back to the quote:

"President Woodruff told of an experience of being prompted by the Spirit. He was sent by the First Presidency to 'gather all the Saints of God in New England and Canada and bring them to Zion.'"He stopped at the home of one of the brethren in Indiana and put his carriage in the yard, where he and his wife and one child went to bed while the rest of the family slept in the house. Shortly after he had retired for the night, the Spirit whispered, warning him, 'Get up, and move your carriage.' He got up and moved the carriage a distance from where it had stood. As he was returning to bed, the Spirit spoke to him again: 'Go and move your mules away from that oak tree.' He did this and then retired once again to bed."Not more than 30 minutes later, a whirlwind caught the tree to which his mules had been tied and broke it off at the ground. It was carried 100 yards (90 m) through two fences. The enormous tree, which had a trunk five feet (1.5 m) in circumference, fell exactly upon the spot where his carriage had been parked. By listening to the promptings of the Spirit, Elder Woodruff had saved his life and the lives of his wife and child. (See Wilford Woodruff, Leaves from My Journal [1881], 88.)"That same Spirit can prompt you and protect you."

Boyd K. Packer, "Prayer and Promptings," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 44–45

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