Sometimes, I find life to be very hard. Sometimes, I don't feel the spirit in my life. Sometimes, I don't feel like being happy. Sometimes, I don't feel great joy in my assignments. Sometimes, I don't feel good at all about the way I am even thinking. When I feel like this; I really don't want to pray, read scriptures, do service or other important things that I know would help me to feel better. Sometimes, I just want to not think of all the things I should be doing or that I am not doing at all. Sometimes, I am just too tired to care.
I do know that if I pray, read the scriptures, attend my meetings, or do my callings that I will feel better; but sometimes I don't want to do that either.
Luckily for me; these moments usually don't last very long. Usually, I have a sweet angel friend call to uplift me, or I read a blog post that changes my thoughts, or a good friend comes for a visit or my dearest sweetheart captures me with a kiss in the hallway.
Recently, I was having one of these attitude moments and I diffidently needed what I call an attitude adjustment. There was just too much going on in my life, too many things to do, too many thoughts to think about and too many projects looming in the distance.
However,there was one thing that I couldn't get out of and that was my early morning temple assignment.
The minute I stepped into the temple that day, I was filled with the peace I was seeking. It was early in the morning and a beautiful one at that and it just felt so good to be home in my Heavenly Father's house. In that moment of time, I knew I was His daughter and that He loves me with an infinite love even in my bad moments. I felt like a warm blanket was wrapped around me. I felt the love of the Savior as I met with my fellow sisters in a preparation meeting for the day.
The the following quote from the dedicatory prayer given by the Prophet Joseph Smith found in D&C 109: 12-13."That thy glory may rest down upon thy people, and upon this thy house...that it may be sanctified and consecrated to be holy, and that thy holy presence may be continually in this house; And that all people who shall enter upon the threshold of the Lord's house may feel thy power, and feel constrained to acknowledge that thou hast sanctified it, and that it is thy house, a place of thy holiness."
The Kirkland Temple dedicated in March of 1836
The Prophet Joseph Smith dedicated the Kirkland temple and
a short time after this the saints were driven from Ohio.
I Walked Where Jesus Walked ~ by Carma SalvesonIf I could go to Galilee and walk where Jesus walked and sit in tender grasses on the hillside where he taught.
If I could feel a gentle breeze that lifted from the sea where he chose the humble fishermen, how full my heart could be.
If I could sit and ponder on a rock that knew his hand, or walk along the seashore where his feet had touched the sand.
My spirit yearns within me, but it doesn't seem my fate, I'll never walk where Jesus walked, I'll never see......but wait,
I've worshipped in His temple where I know He's walked before.
Have His feet been down this hallway?
Have His fingers touched this door?
Has He stood here in this very room and looked at what I see?
I close my eyes and picture Him, my worries melt away.
I don't need to go to Galilee or travel far away.
For my tender heart is filled with what He wants me to be taught.
And my testimony burns within...I've walked where Jesus walked.
With all my heart I know that the Temple Is The House of The Lord. I know that when I am in the temple I am protected from the world and worldly cares. I can go and feel the peace flow into me and receive the Living Waters that I seek.
A Side Note~
Kansas City Temple
The Open house for the Kansas City Temple is being held now. My daughter and two of my grand daughters will be serving as hosts for the open house.
Las Vegas Nevada Temple
We were hosts during the temple open house of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple in 1989.
I am going to Las Vegas this weekend to attend the sealing of my great Niece to her husband and children.
We loved going to the Las Vegas Nevada Temple and I am excited to go there to be with family and feel the spirit within those sacred walls.