Monday, September 8, 2014

D&C 88:119 -- On Houses of God

"Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;"
D&C 88:119

This verse is talking about a temple, and the idea of a place that is cool and clean enough for God to actually be there is awesome.  I think that just being inside a temple helps us to let go of our worries and stress and focus more on things of eternal importance.  Additionally, if these are the things that God wants in a home, then perhaps they are things that we might want to incorporate into our own homes as well.  Of course we should take into account reality, and not expect anyplace with children to be quite as pristine as the temple, but the idea of making a house of prayer and learning and faith and order... the idea of making our houses places where the spirit can dwell, and places where we can be at peace, those things are within our reach.  Let's work on making our houses more like God's house, and our lives more welcoming to him.

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