July 2009 VT Message: Qualify For And Partake Of Temple Worship

This months message is one that is so important and also one that I really need to work on. I always keep my recommend current, but it is the getting to the temple that is difficult. I know that it is a very important, sacred thing. I do love when I go to the temple.

There were a few parts that I really enjoyed in the article. Sister Allred states: "The temple is a house of the Lord." I know this to be true, once you attend the temple there is no denying that fact. I also really liked what President Hunter says, “Let us hasten to the temple as frequently as time and means and personal circumstances allow. Let us go not only for our kindred dead, but let us also go for the personal blessing of temple worship, for the sanctity and safety which is provided within those hallowed and consecrated walls. The temple is a place of beauty, it is a place of revelation, it is a place of peace”. Going to the temple is a very personal thing. There are times in our lives that it is more difficult to make it to the temple very often. I think that what is important is what is in our hearts. Our Father in Heaven knows our hearts and our desires.

To conclude President Gordon B. Hinkley says, “Every man or woman who goes to the temple in a spirit of sincerity and faith leaves the house of the Lord a better man or woman." I don't know about you, but I definitely am striving to be a better person! And I really do believe that to be true. When we are attending the temple regularly we are living our lives to where we are more in tune with the spirit. Then when we attend the temple we are not only serving others (which also gives us great blessings), but we are also learning and growing. It really is a wonderful thing!

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