“One of the great challenges each of us faces every day is to not allow the concerns of this world to so dominate our time and energy that we neglect the eternal things that matter most. We can be too easily diverted from remembering and focusing upon essential spiritual priorities because of our many responsibilities and busy schedules. Sometimes we try to run so fast that we may forget where we are going and why we are running.
“The Apostle Peter reminds us that for disciples of Jesus Christ, “his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
‘Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.’
“My message emphasizes the importance of the exceeding great and precious promises described by Peter as true reminders of where we are going in our mortal journey and why. I also will discuss the respective roles of the Sabbath day, the holy temple, and our homes in helping us to remember these important spiritual promises.”
These amazing words are from God through His apostle, Elder David A. Bednar from a talk titled “Exceeding Great and Precious Promises” and can be read by clicking here.
I’ve been struggling to make it to the temple more (like President Nelson has challenged the women in The Church of Jesus Christ) so today I started doing the other part of that challenge- learning more about the temple. I looked up conference talks and this is the one I felt prompted to click on. WOW! Isn’t that intro incredible? This is definitely what I needed to hear today! Life can get so busy and crazy, but this is what really matters. I’m so glad I chose to listen to this while I started cleaning this afternoon. Talk about a win-win!