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is the time for men to prepare to meet God—Work out your salvation with fear before God. About 74 B.C.. 1 And now it came to pass that after Alma had spoken . Now is the time to prepare to meet God. Tomorrow may be too late. My dear brethren and sisters, since our last general conference, my sweetheart—my beloved. How to best use the rich heritage of time to prepare to meet God may require Today would be a good day, while the clock of mortality ticks, to review what we.
Those messages came in such large numbers that we, regretfully, were unable to respond to all of them individually. May I thank each and all for your great kindness toward us.
Thank you so very, very much. Your expressions have brought much comfort through this time of heartache for our family. We really love dear Dantzel! From her sudden departure we can learn a very important lesson: Prophets through the ages have so declared: Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will … possess your body in that eternal world.
This rest 6 is of such perfection and glory, that man has need of a preparation before he can, according to the laws of that kingdom, enter it and enjoy its blessings.The Prophet of God
That glorious goal seems mighty distant if one is discouraged by worldly trouble and gloom. We came into this life to acquire a physical body. We may fall in love and be married.
We may have children and experience the trials of mortal life. Please forgive me for mentioning children and the trials of life in the same breath. I sense that they are both part of our growing process. The Church was restored—the earth was created—so that those families could be sealed in holy temples.
What comfort that brings to me and our family! Trials and tests apply to rich and poor alike.
Now Is the Time to Prepare - Russell M. Nelson
Years ago, I was asked to perform an operation upon a very wealthy man. A surgical biopsy confirmed that he had an advanced cancer that had spread throughout his body. As I reported this news, his immediate response was to rely upon his wealth. He would go anywhere or do anything to treat his condition.
I would invite you to consider an important lesson learned from this experience: Or in the words of the doctor, if there is anything in your life you need to consider, now is the time. Assessing Our Lives We live in a world of information overload, dominated by ever-increasing distractions that make it more and more difficult to sort through the commotion of this life and focus on things of eternal worth. Our daily lives are bombarded with attention-grabbing headlines, served up by rapidly changing technologies.
Unless we take the time to reflect, we may not realize the impact of this fast-paced environment on our daily lives and the choices we make.
We may find our lives consumed with bursts of information packaged in memes, videos, and glaring headlines. Although interesting and entertaining, most of these have little to do with our eternal progress, and yet they shape the way we view our mortal experience.
We may not consciously intend to do so, but sometimes we pause and shift our gaze to see what all the commotion is. Some of us may even let go of the iron rod and move closer for a better view. Modern revelation reminds us that many are called, but few are chosen. Assessing our lives gives us an opportunity to step back from the world, reflect on where we stand on the covenant path, and, if necessary, make adjustments to ensure a firm grip and a forward gaze. Nelson invited the youth to step back from the world, disengaging from social media by holding a seven-day fast.
They serve with all their heart, might, mind, and strength wherever they are assigned. They do not choose their missionary companions, and they seek diligently to develop Christlike attributes, 29 which are at the heart of the culture of Jesus Christ. The scriptures give guidance for our most important relationships. Sacred ordinances and divine responsibilities are built upon this premise.
I would expect that your own experiences in the temple would be similar to mine. When I would leave my workaday world in San Francisco and arrive at the Oakland Temple, I would experience an overwhelming feeling of love and peace. A major part of that was sensing I was closer to God and His purposes.
The saving ordinances were my primary focus, but a significant part of those beautiful feelings was the equality and unity that permeate the temple. Everyone is dressed in white clothing. There is no evidence of wealth, rank, or educational attainment; we are all brothers and sisters humbling ourselves before God.
In the sacred sealing room, the eternal marriage ordinance is the same for everyone.
I love the fact that the couple from the humblest background and the couple from the wealthiest background have exactly the same experience. They wear the same type of robes and make the same covenants across the same altar.
They also receive the same eternal priesthood blessings. This is accomplished in a beautiful temple built by the tithes of the Saints as the sacred house of the Lord. Fulfilling divinely appointed responsibilities, based on righteousness, unity, and equality before the Lord, brings personal happiness and peace in this world and prepares us for eternal life in the world to come.
There has been a significant increase in the number of worthy adult temple recommend holders for many years.