Day of rest. Went to church. It was a fast Sunday. The lesson in Sunday school was on covenants. A long forgotten concept. Very simple and very powerful. When you make a promise to the Lord to keep His commandments and serve Him and actually keep it, He has much greater blessings for you that greatly exceed the value of your contributions. The idea can be even applied by the "unbelievers", I put this word in quotes for two reasons. One, they say there is no such thing as an atheist in a fox hole. Two, those of us who do not believe are in this state temporarily, one day we will all believe because we will see. But the time to act is now before we have seen, that is when it really counts. Good chess moves are much more valuable over the board under time pressure than during a quiet computer-aided post-game analysis.
As far as how the "unbelievers" can apply the idea of a covenant - decide to do good, and do it consistently! You will feel the power.
The lesson in the Elder's Quorum was on honesty which connected well with the Sunday school lesson. What great power is hidden in the teachings of the Church! And it does not have to be hidden if we honestly keep our covenants.