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4 years ago today I made a decision that would change my life forever. I made a decision that would end some relationship's and start new ones. The most important thing that happened is that this decision changed the person I was and would be for the rest of my life. 4 years ago today I went through the temple and received my own endowment.
I'll never forget getting ready that morning. I thought I would be a lot more nervous than I was, but I was so ready. I had been told stories of how I was going to think the temple was crazy, and how I'd feel like I'd be joining a cult, but " don't worry because you're making the right decision."
I can honestly tell you that if I felt like I was joining a cult I wouldn't have been calm, and I never would've gone through it. Those were not the feelings I was having. I was calm, at peace, and overwhelmed with the love my father in heaven had for me.
I remember that I wasn't expecting the temple to make sense to me, so when I went through and felt that for the 1st time in my life I truly understood my religion, I was shocked. It was an incredible feeling. Not only did I feel good, and that the things I had just been taught were true and correct, but I felt like so much of my church that had been a mystery to me, finally made perfect sense.
I'm not saying it's the right decision for everyone, but I'm thankful that I had done my research, that I was old enough and mentally prepared to go through and not just doing it for my wedding. I received my own endowment for me because it was the right time for me.
I know that because of the situation surrounding why I went through and the great experience I had is the reason I go back often, and why it still means so much to me. Every time I go I learn something new and am so grateful for the calm and peaceful whisperings from the spirit that I receive only when I am inside the temple.
As I look back to how much I've grown over these last 4 years, I'm grateful for the knowledge I've gained and the knowledge I hope to gain in the future. I'm thankful for the testimony that I received from my father in heaven on the truthfulness and sacredness of the temple, and I'm so grateful he provides a sanctuary for us in this crazy world.
So as I celebrate my temple anniversary and also my wedding anniversary I just have to say how grateful I am for the love of my Father and compassion of my Savior. I'm thankful to have the knowledge I have and look forward to gaining more through the power of the temple.
(Sorry for any weird writings or styles, I'm typing this on my mobile device.)
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
|"The Path" by Akiane Kramarik|