Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I got the impression tonight that I needed to write down some of my feelings in this here blog. I ignored the thought the first time and then I had a thought that I just had to write about. A lot of times we think, "Does the Lord really love me?" As I was about to climb in my bed I had an interesting thought that I never really had before. I thought to myself, "I am so glad that my Father knows that I love Him." I have never really thought about the Lord being loved by us and how do we know that the Lord feels our love? So the next time you are wondering if the Lord loves you, think about if He knows you love Him. You will know the Lord loves you if He knows you love Him.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Over the course of my life I have not had too much of an opportunity to attend the temple in my life. I held myself back from the temple for quite some time. I was worried that I would enter unworthily and feel like a sinner and feel like the Lord was going to strike me down. Although it is important to enter the temple when you are worthy and ready to partake in those sacred ordinances, you do not need to be perfect. In my mind I needed to arrive. I needed to have every little thing under control. I thought that if I had one bad thought then I was lusting after a woman in my heart and that I was an adulterer. I have come to realize that the temple is there for those who are striving for perfection, not for the perfect. There are certain requirements that need to be met, but perfection is not one of them. I am excited to use my limited use recommend to do baptisms. I love that I am able to take part in the ordinances of the temple. I also set a date today with my bishop for the receiving of my endowment. Come March 12, 2010 I will be an endowed member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Oh what a blessing it is. I am grateful to all of those that have helped in any way throughout the process. I am especially grateful to my family and my lovely girlfriend Kellyn. If you are struggling with not feeling worthy to enter the temple then ask. Ask the Lord how he feels about it. If there are no things amiss in your life and you just have a hard time making it to the temple... well shame on you! ha ha. Get to the temple! Make time for it in your schedule. Go as often as you can. The temple is there for us to use. It is the house of the Lord. He is there and wants to commune with you. Go to Him and let Him heal you. I love you all!