Friday, March 19, 2010

MOMENTS IN THE TEMPLE




 Jordan River Temple

Lately the temple has been such a source of comfort for me in the struggles of life. Yesterday I attended the temple with 6 sisters from our ward. We try to do this weekly; it is a  highlight in my week. During the session I tried to keep focused on the individual that I am doing the work for. I often pray that they will accept the work done that day for them. In the Celestial Room I paused for a moment or two to pray about some deep concerns that I have. There is so much peace therein. I have on more than one occasion had spiritual experiences occur while there.
My husband and I have been studying more on the symbols of the temple which are many. There is always something to learn while in that sacred environment.
Here are two favorite quotes:
" I promise you that all who faithfully attend to temple work will be blessed beyond measure. Your families will draw closer to the Lord. Unseen Angels will watch over your loved ones when Satanic forces tempt them. The veil will be thin and great spiritual experiences will distill upon the people.
- Elder Vaughan J. Featherstone
"Sometimes our minds are so beset with problems and there are so many things clamoring for attention at once that we just cannot think clearly and see clearly. At the temple the dust of distraction seems to settle out, the fog and the haze seem to lift and we can see things that we were not able to see before and find a way through our troubles that we had not previously known. 
- Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley

1 comment:

Barb said...

What a beautiful post! The blessings of the temple are so wonderful - I know that I have had many answers to heartfelt prayers, answered within those sacred walls! I so admire you for going every week - what a great opportunity we have to live in the shadow of temples.

Great quotes - I have always loved the first one by Elder Featherstone, but I have never heard the other one by Pres. Hinkley, thank you for sharing.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Love,

Barb

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