Strength Through Temple Worship

Reading: “Honorably Hold a Name and a Standing,” Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, April 2009 General Conference, Sunday Afternoon Session

Before being called as an apostle Elder Bednar was able to speak to many temple presidents and ask them what they had learned from their service.  They consistently said that consistent temple worship blesses people with strength.  Elder Bednar explains,

As I listened to their answers, I discovered a consistent theme that I would summarize as follows: “I have come to understand better the protection available through our temple covenants and what it means to make an acceptable offering of temple worship. There is a difference between church-attending, tithe-paying members who occasionally rush into the temple to go through a session and those members who faithfully and consistently worship in the temple.”

Each of us is asked to worship in the temple regularly.  Sometimes it can be a challenge to consistently go to the temple.  All of us have commitments and restraints on our time. However, when we make the effort needed to go to the temple regularly we will be blessed.

Today I am going to call and arrange for a babysitter so my husband and I can go to the temple sometime this week.

How have you been blessed by going to the temple? What do you do to make regular temple worship work?


1 comment so far

  1. Michaela Stephens on

    My husband and I are childless, so we have the ability to go to the temple weekly (and we do) and it doesn’t cost us anything. As I’ve thought about how we would get to the temple when/if we had kids, I have realized that frequent temple worship would become even more of a tangible sacrifice because not only would it be a sacrifice of time, but it would also be a sacrifice of money (paying the babysitter). Yet, if there is one thing that I’ve learned over the last few years, it is that the greater the sacrifice, the greater the Lord blesses.

    My BIL and SIL would take turns going to the temple. One would go while the other would watch the kids, and then the other would go while the first watched the kids. (I think that would be kind of hard to go alone, but if the goal is to go to the temple AND save money, then maybe going together can be sacrificed until the oldest can babysit.) Of course, they live about four miles from the temple, so the double trips aren’t a big deal…

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