Inspiration and power are the fruits of spirituality

Inspiration is to know the will of the Lord. Power is the capability to accomplish that inspired will. (See D&C 43:15-16.) Such power comes from God after we have done “all we can do.” (2 Ne. 25:23.)

Richard G. Scott, “The Plan for Happiness and Exaltation,” Ensign, Nov. 1981, 11

Spirituality yields two fruits. The first in inspiration to know what to do. The second is power, or the capacity to do it. These two capacities come together. That’s why Nephi could say, ‘I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded’ (1 Nephi 3:7). He knew the spiritual laws upon which inspiration and power are based. Yes, God answers prayer and gives us spiritual direction when we live obediently and exercise the required faith in Him.

Richard G. Scott,”To Acquire Spiritual Guidance,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 7

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