Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;
~Doctrine & Covenants 88:119
Each and every time I read this passage of scripture, the first picture and/or thought that comes to my mind is of the temple. There isn’t a more perfect example of how we should organize our own homes and lives than by the standards of the temple.
I can often think of several excuses not to attend, but what I should be tinking about are all of the blessings that come from worthily entering the temple. Lds.org defines the temple as “a place of learning.” There isn’t a more perfect envirnoment than being in the atmosphere of the temple to learn the ordinaces that will allow us to return to live with our Heavenly Father. I can’t think of a better opportunity that allows me ponder and pray about any stuggles in my life. In the temple, I can give thanks for my endless blessings and receive personal revelation.
I know that the promised blessings that come from attending temple are real. There isn’t a more sacred place for learning and receiving strength.