Thursday, May 28, 2009

Temple Blessings

May is wedding month around the Southern Utah area, which is why the temple has been throughout my thoughts greatly this past month. I am so greatful for the temple. I love the peace that I feel when I go there; the thoughts of insights and inspirtaion I get on occasion help me and guide me. I enjoy the quiet, the beauty, the strength of the spirit that is felt in the temple. I am so greatful for the answers to prayers that I ahve received in the temple, for comfrot, peace, and understanding. I feel Heavnely Father's love and caring for each one of us, his children, when I go there and know that He is near. It has been such a great joy and blessings without measure for both Jace and I to see our families and friends there in the temple; I am so grateful for the sealing power that goes beyond this life and into enternity, binding us as an eternal family.

Elder Vaughn J Featherstone listed tweleve blessings we receive by spending half a day a month in the temple.
1. If a man you will be mighty, a women powerful.
2. It will serve as great "insurance" proctection for your marriage.
3. The blessing of the Eternal Gods will be called upon you and great spritual growth will be yours.
4. Unseen angels will watch over your loved ones when satanic forces tempt them.
5. Your families will draw close to the Lord and there will be no empty chairs in the Celestial Kingdom.
6. Your childing will go on missions.
7. Your children will get married in the temple.
8. The veil will be thin, you will have great spiritual growth and many spiritual experiences will distill upon you. We will receive exaltation.
9. You will be prepared for exaltation-with a Celestial body, Celestial mind and Celestial personality.
10. You will come receptive to divine guidance and you will receive spiritaul perception to help you grapple with problems and cares.
11. You will see clearly how to make critical decisions that weigh heavily on your mind.
12. You will become Christ-like.

President Lorenzo Snow taught: “When two Latter-day Saints are united together in marriage, promises are made to them concerning their offspring that reach from eternity to eternity. They are promised that they shall have the power and the right to govern and control and administer salvation and exaltation and glory to their offspring, worlds without end. And what offspring they do not have here, undoubtedly there will be opportunities to have them hereafter. What else could man wish? A man and a woman, in the other life, having celestial bodies, free from sickness and disease, glorified and beautified beyond description, standing in the midst of their posterity, governing and controlling them, administering life, exaltation and glory worlds without end” What glorious promises!
I am so greatful for the temple, and for the plan of salvation, for modern revelation, for the restoration of the gospel, for a prophet who lives and guides us, for a Savior whose amazing grace and loving mercy extend to each of us and lift, strengthen and fill our lives with light.