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A spiritual work
Begins on one’s knees
There’s guidance to seek
The Lord knows all needs

“As we serve in our councils and presidencies, we all constantly remind ourselves that ours is a spiritual work. While we do sit together in council meetings, our work begins on our knees as we seek the Lord’s guidance.”

—Neil L. Andersen, “A Spiritual Work
Topics: Work of Salvation

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God’s hour is upon us
To counsel all anew
To widely seek, thus 
What He would have us do

The Lord had inspired both President Patrick and Sister Palmer, but for a miracle they didn’t expect. We cannot always see the end from the beginning. We trust in the Lord and wait upon Him, knowing that in His own time and His own way, He will bring about His miracles. While the Lord was inspiring President Patrick and Sister Palmer, He was also preparing Sister Valerie Adams, a less-active member who hadn’t been back to the Church in more than a decade. Sister Adams’s son Braden and Rhett Palmer were already friends from school.

A Spiritual Work

NEIL L. ANDERSEN

OF THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES

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Our baptisms were low
We looked where we could be strong
Our numbers to grow
Through reactivation’s song.

Where once we had been weak
Light touched those around
Who brings more in who seek
To know what they have found

We were having a terrible time having baptisms in our ward. They were very low, and we realized that the Lord would not bless us with new converts until we took care of the people in our ward that we already had.

A Spiritual Work

NEIL L. ANDERSEN

OF THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES

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A miracle comes
Not as we expect…
As God speaks to us,
His love we detect!

We wait upon the Lord, knowing that miracles will follow our faith.
Nephi said that he was “led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which [he] should do” (1 Nephi 4:6). This is the way of a disciple. We don’t always know what is ahead, but the Lord does, and as we trust in Him, He leads us by the hand, and His miracles follow. I love the Lord’s declaration, “I am a God of miracles; … and I work not among the children of men save it be according to their faith” (2 Nephi 27:23).

A Spiritual Work

NEIL L. ANDERSEN

OF THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES

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God won’t let us fail
When we wait upon Him
Have faith. All is well.
The heavens will open.

There’s been a big change in how much we love these people. We’re all in it together, and we’re a whole bunch of imperfect leaders. And the biggest difference is that we know it’s His work; He won’t let us fail if we do the best we can.

A Spiritual Work

NEIL L. ANDERSEN

OF THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES

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