Elder Ballard Shares One Piece of Advice for Those Who Don't Have a Temple Recommend Right Now

For those Church members still working on getting your temple recommend, Elder M. Russell Ballard has a special message for you.

Recently, on Facebook he wrote:

I invite you to go to the temple. Go as often as you can, and turn off your smartphones and put them away before you enter the temple grounds.
In all the ordinances in the house of the Lord, you will hear beautiful language, words, and promises given by the Lord to His children. It is the only place you can hear those beautiful, inspiring words.
If you do not qualify for a temple recommend right now, visit the temple grounds. Let me make a very important point in case you have never heard it before: nothing prevents you or anyone else from visiting the temple grounds. The Lord wants you to prepare yourself to be worthy of a temple recommend and come to the temple as soon as you can. Walking the grounds will plant in your heart a desire to get a recommend and attend the temple regularly.
I assure each of you that as you go to the temple or visit the temple grounds, you will walk on sacred, holy ground. If you choose, you can hear the still, small voice of the Spirit in the temple or on its sacred grounds in ways you never will at the mall, in restaurants, and in public places. In fact, you will find that the temple is a wonderful place to receive answers to your prayers.

Lead image from Facebook.