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"Our lives will reflect our faith"

Published: Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013

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“Let us be a temple-attending people. Attend the temple as frequently as personal circumstances allow. Keep a picture of a temple in your home that your children may see it. Teach them about the purposes of the House of the Lord. Have them plan from their earliest years to go there and to remain worthy of that blessing.” — President Howard W. Hunter, June 6, 1994, press conference

“As we touch the temple and love the temple, our lives will reflect our faith. As we go to the holy house, as we remember the covenants we make therein, we will be able to bear every trial and overcome each temptation.” — President Thomas S. Monson, Liahona, October 2010, “Blessings of the Temple”

“A few weeks ago, I was hurried and frazzled, with too many to-dos on my list. I had hoped to go to the temple that day but felt I was just too busy. As soon as that thought of being too busy for temple service crossed my mind, it awakened me to what I most needed to do. I left my office to walk over to the Salt Lake Temple, wondering when I was going to recapture the time I was losing. Thankfully, the Lord is patient and merciful and taught me a beautiful lesson that day.

“As I sat down in the session room, a young sister leaned over and reverently whispered, ‘I’m really nervous. This is only my second time in the temple. Could you please help me?’ How could she ever have known that those words were exactly what I needed to hear? She didn’t know, but Heavenly Father knew. He had observed my greatest need. I needed to serve. He prompted this humble young sister to serve me by inviting me to serve her. I assure you that I was the one who benefited most.” — Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, October 2012 general conference

“Early Saints in Nauvoo went ‘to the temple all day and long into the night’ to receive ordinances and make covenants before they began their journey westward.

“Sarah Rich, a Relief Society sister in Nauvoo, said this: ‘Many were the blessings we had received in the house of the Lord, which has caused us joy and comfort in the midst of all our sorrows and enabled us to have faith in God, knowing He would guide us and sustain us in the unknown journey that lay before us.’” — Sister Carole M. Stephens, 2012 Relief Society general meeting

“As we renew and honor our covenants, our burdens can be lightened and we can continually become purified and strengthened.” — Sister Linda S. Reeves, 2013 Relief Society general meeting