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"Go up to the Mountain"

I recently read something amazing and want to share it with you.

In the Bible, the book of Haggai chapter 1 verse 6, the Lord is pointing out how the children of Israel were not prospering. I don't know if you ever feel like this as a Mother, but sometimes I do:

Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink . . . 
(I love this next one:) and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put into a bag with holes.

But the Lord had an answer for the children of Israel, and He has an answer for us too. His answer is in Haggai 1:8, and 2:18-19

Go up to the mountain . . . even from the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid . . . from this day will I bless you.

As I read this, I understood profoundly how essential it is that we receive the blessings of the Temple.

But, are there Temples on the earth today? Actually, yes! Over 160 all over the world. 
Look here.

Life is not always easy. Sometimes it seems we give all we can and it's still not enough. Our loving Heavenly Father has provided a place where we can go to be reminded of the things of eternitythe things that really matter. In the Temple we understand who we really are and that we have great worth. We understand why we are here on earth and gain strength to face the challenges of life. The Lord shows us that He can make so much more of our lives than we can. 

We understand our Heavenly Father's plan for us as individuals and especially as families. .

It is in the Temple that families can be sealed together for eternity. We can be with our families forever. Our Heavenly Father has given us Temples because He wants us to receive all these blessings and so much more. So, "Go up to the mountain."

(Temple in Guayaquil, Ecuador)


The Doyles said…
Thank you for sharing. That is such a great principle. It is easy to forget. Thanks for the reminder.
Melanie said…
Thanks for sharing that! I love what you took from the scripture and I really needed to hear that! :) I've been learning more lately some reasons why I personally need to go to the temple more and how the temple blesses our lives. I had a profound experience recently realizing how just having the temple *recommend* brings great blessings. You just pointed out some more great reminders of why we need to go to the temple often! Thanks. :)

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