This week I've been reading in the later chapters of alma, and I came across Alma 37 which I had never paid very much attention to in the past. However as I read the final few verses in which Alma compares the words of Christ unto the Liahona, I gained a great appreciation for how willing the Lord is to bless us if we but simply look unto him.
46 “O my son, do not let us be slothful because of the easiness of the way; for so was it with our fathers; for so was it prepared for them, that if they would look they might live; even so it is with us. The way is prepared, and if we will look we may live forever.”
This week we had a serious miracle. We got back from our zone training around 6 o'clock and it was raining buckets. after having heard the invigorating and inspiring words of our leaders though we knew that the Lord needed us to work, that he had someone prepared and waiting for us there on that rainy day. We started by trying to follow-up with a couple people but it became immediately evident as we stepped out of the car that being out in the open in such heavy rain would not be the smartest or the most productive thing to do. As we pondered on the situation it came to my mind that perhaps it was raining because the Lord wanted us to work somewhere that we wouldn't have gone to normally, but would keep us dry. Instantly a place that my former companion and I had once visited in which I knew a former investigator lived came to my mind. We drove over there and began to knock the doors. After three doors we knocked into the former investigator. He invited us in. We shared a prayer with him and after a bit of "how to begin teaching" he asked us "the Bible talks about the authority to do miracles. Who has that authority now?" We testified that it had been restored to the prophet Joseph Smith. After several lessons we finally got him to pray about being baptized. After the prayer he looked up and asked. "When will your next baptismal service be?"
I know that as we follow God's promptings he will direct us to those waiting for the gospel.