Thursday, 21 July 2016

Always have the Temple in Your Sights

First and foremost, I encourage you to think about and answer the following question in your own time. "What does always have the Temple in your sights saying means to you?"

This post is based on an April 2011 General Conference talk that I love, called "The Holy Temple - A Beacon to the World" by President Thomas S. Monson. I would like to share with you some highlights while I was reading the talk.

President Monson mentioned, "Why are so many willing to give so much in order to receive the blessings of the temple? Those who understand the eternal blessings which come from the temple know that no sacrifice is too great, no price too heavy, no struggle too difficult in order to receive those blessings. There are never too many miles to travel, too many obstacles to overcome, or too much discomfort to endure.

They understand that the saving ordinances received in the temple that permit us to someday return to our Heavenly Father in an eternal family relationship and to be endowed with blessings and power from on high are worth every sacrifice and every effort.

If you have been to the temple for yourselves and if you live within relatively close proximity to a temple, your sacrifice could be setting aside the time in your busy lives to visit the temple regularly. There is much to be done in our temples in behalf of those who wait beyond the veil. As we do the work for them, we will know that we have accomplished what they cannot do for themselves.
My brothers and sisters, the work is ours to do. If you have not yet been to the temple or if you have been but currently do not qualify for a recommend, there is no more important goal for you to work toward than being worthy to go to the temple.

Now, my young friends who are in your teenage years, always have the temple in your sights. Do nothing which will keep you from entering its doors and partaking of the sacred and eternal blessings there.

I plead with you to teach your children of the temple’s importance. The world can be a challenging and difficult place in which to live. We are often surrounded by that which would drag us down. As you and I go to the holy houses of God, as we remember the covenants we make within, we will be more able to bear every trial and to overcome each temptation. In this sacred sanctuary we will find peace; we will be renewed and fortified."

I encourage you to read the whole talk in your own time, here's the link below.

If you can't see the Image that I have shared for this post, it says "Always have the Temple in your sights. - Thomas S. Monson.
Stay Tuned until next time.

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