Last Thursday, my friend Heather and I had the blessing of being able to go to the temple. It had been a really long time since I have been to the temple, and the timing could not have been more perfect. Last week was very difficult for me and going to the temple gave me the peace and assurance that I was in desperate need of.
As we were in the car for the long 2 hour journey to the temple, part of what we talked about was concerning the Second Coming of the Savior. I shamefully do not know as much about this as I would like to, so I decided to focus my studies over the past few days about it and how I can be better prepared for it.
One of the things that I need to watch for in order to be prepared to meet the Lord is people that will try to deceive me. I also need to be paying attention for signs and continue to be prayerful. I find it interesting that the scriptures say that no one knows when the Second Coming will be. That really makes it vital that I strive to be my very best each day so that I can hopefully be prepared to meet Him when He comes!
Digging further into the scriptures, Doctrine and Covenants Section 45 Verse 57 talks about the importance of having the Holy Spirit be my guide. I am grateful for that reminded that I need to strive to listen and obey the promptings that I am given by the Holy Ghost. I also think that it is very important that I continually strive to do the daily things that we are commanded to do, such as reading my scriptures and praying faithfully. I also feel that it is important to continue to strengthen my testimony of the Gospel and to share it with all those who will listen. When I attended the temple on Thursday, I felt the Spirit burn so strongly inside of me; more than I ever have before. I have a very strong testimony that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church, and it is my hope and prayer that I can do the very best that I can so that I can be in the Lord’s presence once again.