Temple Worship

Reading: “Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants,” Syliva H. Allred, First Counsellor in the General Relief Society Presidency, General Relief Society Meeting, Sept 28, 2008

I am so glad to be married in the temple.  It is wonderful to know that my husband and I are sealed together for eternity.  And, through that covenant we are eligible (so far as we are worthy) for God’s greatest blessings.

Sister Allred’s talk was a great overview about the purpose of temples and the need for us to go to the temple regularly.

Most of what I read were things that I had heard before, although I could understand the importance of making sure all sisters understand this important information.  One thing, though, stood out to me especially.  That is that when we go to the temple we learn through the spirit.  She says,

The temple is a house of learning. Much of the instruction imparted in the temple is symbolic and learned by the Spirit. This means we are taught from on high. Temple covenants and ordinances are a powerful symbol of Christ and His atonement. We all receive the same instruction, but our understanding of the meaning of the ordinances and covenants will increase as we return to the temple often with the attitude of learning and contemplating the eternal truths taught.

It is important to listen to the Spirit when go to the temple.  That is the best way to learn what God would like us to learn.

Lately I have been trying to figure out how we can go to the temple now that our little girl doesn’t need to be nursed every 2-3 hours.  It is a new challenge to arrange a time to go to the temple.  However, I found that in the past it was often easy for us to put off going to the temple because the time never seemed right.  Now that we have to arrange a time before hand it may be better because we will not be able to put it off so lightly.

How do you make time to go to the temple when you also need to take care of little children, and don’t have much money for a babysitter?  Really, I would love to know your secrets.


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