|Provo, Utah - LDS Temple|
Each time I am there I learn more and feel the Spirit guiding and directing my thoughts. It hasn't always been that way. It's taken time for me to develop and mature spiritually enough to recognize more of the symbolism and the way in which the Lord would have me learn.
President Monson, our current church President and beloved Prophet stated: To members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the temple is the most sacred place on earth. It is the house of the Lord, and just as the inscription on the exterior of the temple states, the temple is “holiness to the Lord.”
|Washington D.C. Temple|
Those prayers have been answered. There is no other place on earth that I'd rather be than in the House of the Lord.
Why do Latter-day Saints build Temples? What is their purpose? Why do we value them so highly?
"Throughout history, the Lord has commanded His people to build temples. Temples are literally houses of the Lord. They are holy places of worship where individuals make sacred promises with God." Read more about it here:
One of life's blessings that has been most influential to me in the past 20 years has been the gift of the Holy Spirit which teaches light and truth and leads one to do good and to overcome evil. The Prophet Joseph Smith taught: “I teach them correct principles and they govern themselves.”
|Laie Hawaii - LDS Temple|
|Salt Lake City, Utah - LDS Temple|
We are blessed to live in such a day. We have the truths of the gospel. We have the love of the Lord to lead us along the path and to guide our way. He has set the example of what we should do and how we should be. And, His Holy House is a place prepared for us to serve others' and to nourish us as we continue along the way. There is no greater blessing that I can think of.