Take care of yourself.

Take care of yourself.
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One of my favorite things to be part of is my temple recommend interview. The questions I’m asked remind me to drive to become a better person. The interview process is a commitment I made with the Lord when I made covenants in His Holy Temple.
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It’s the time I can stand before His authorized servants and reconfirm that I stand firm in my convictions, my testimony, and to let Him know I honor the sacred covenants I made—for no one else, but for me only. It was my decision, and therefore I hold myself accountable to the Lord.
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All that is unfair in life can be made right through the atonement of Jesus Christ.
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That’s what I love about the temple and miss about the opportunity to be able to attend. When I walk into the Holy Temple, I realize everything that is unfair in my life is going to be made right through the atonement of Jesus Christ.
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As a police officer, I see a lot of unfair things. I meet many people who have received what I would consider ”the raw end of the deal.” I wonder at times how a loving Heavenly Father can let things like that happen. Then I remember…
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He let His own Son, Jesus Christ, atone for our sins.
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They made Him carry His own cross, then they laid Him on it, nailed His hands and His feet to the cross, and lifted it up. There He hung, and His Father in Heaven allowed this to happen.
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Why? Well, here is why.
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Prior to this mortal probation, Heavenly Father called a meeting for all his spirit children. At this meeting he explained his plan for us to become like him. Heavenly Father needed someone to be the Savior, to suffer for our sins, and to die for us so that we could be resurrected.
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Because he loved us, Jesus volunteered to be our Savior. He wanted to follow Heavenly Father’s plan and give the glory to Him.
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We have all committed to things in the pre-existence. It’s not me to determine if things are unfair. As a human, I may see them as unfair—through the eyes of my Heavenly Father, I see a more generous plan— a perfect plan of happiness.
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As we take care of ourselves, attend our meetings, serve in our callings, and attend the temple, we will understand the Lords plan for ourselves and others.

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