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The Shoulder Taps and Timing of God

The Shoulder Taps and Timing of God

Bill Hart shared a powerful video on his Facebook page that speaks to the importance of following the impressions that we receive which come to our mind and heart. 

As Bill shares this powerful story that shows the perfect timing of God, he refers to God’s impressions as “shoulder taps.”

When we tell the Lord we are willing to be His disciples, He would put us in the places that he needs us to be in order to bless His children.


Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, said the following in the April 2018 general conference:

“Sometimes we think we have to do something grand and heroic to ‘count’ as serving our neighbors. Yet simple acts of service can have profound effects on others — as well as on ourselves. What did the Savior do? Through His supernal gifts of the Atonement and Resurrection — which we celebrate on this beautiful Easter Sunday — ‘none other has had so profound an influence (on) all who have lived and who will yet live upon the earth’ (“The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles”).

But He also smiled at, talked with, walked with, listened to, made time for, encouraged, taught, fed, and forgave. He served family and friends, neighbors and strangers alike, and He invited acquaintances and loved ones to enjoy the rich blessings of His gospel. Those simple acts of service and love provide a template for our ministering today.

“As you have the privilege to represent the Savior in your ministering efforts, ask yourself, ‘How can I share the light of the gospel with this individual or family? What is the Spirit inspiring me to do?’