I went to the temple this evening (last session) looking for some answers to the dilemma I’ve been faced with at work.
It was really interesting:
I’d been thinking about and praying about what I should do the whole day, not really knowing and worrying that I was not listening to what Heavenly Father was trying to tell me.
When I got to the temple chapel, I looked up “Will” in the Index to find guidance on following the will of God.
I found 2 Nephi 10:24 (started reading at 20 though so I could see what the section was talking about). This is what it said:
20 And now, my beloved brethren, seeing that our merciful God has given us so great knowledge concerning these things, let us remember him, and lay aside our sins, and not hang down our heads, for we are not cast off; nevertheless, we have been adriven out of the land of our inheritance; but we have been led to a bbetter land, for the Lord has made the sea our cpath, and we are upon an disle of the sea.
21 But great are the promises of the Lord unto them who are upon the aisles of the sea; wherefore as it says isles, there must needs be more than this, and they are inhabited also by our brethren.
22 For behold, the Lord God has aled away from time to time from the house of Israel, according to his will and pleasure. And now behold, the Lord remembereth all them who have been broken off, wherefore he remembereth us also.
23 Therefore, acheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are bfree to cact for yourselves—to dchoose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life.
24 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, areconcile yourselves to the bwill of God, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh; and remember, after ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in and through the cgrace of God that ye are dsaved.
25 Wherefore, may God araise you from death by the power of the resurrection, and also from everlasting death by the power of the batonement, that ye may be received into the ceternal kingdom of God, that ye may praise him through grace divine. Amen.
I’m still contemplating what it means, but when I read it the first and second time, it seemed pretty obvious that I need to move on to “a better land”…
I talked with Becky about things and we’ll be praying about things I’m sure.
It was a great experience to go to the temple. I went by myself, per Becky’s recommendation, and that was cool too. Allowed me to reflect more and ponder.