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General Conference was a smorgasbord of spiritual instruction and renewal.
Following the instruction leads us to the covenant path and Jesus Christ.
“𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝑪𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍” was such a powerful address from President Nelson.


After his talk, a memory came to mind.
In May 1983, I turned 18, received the Melchizedek Priesthood and was ordained an Elder.
On 10th June, I joined many others on an overnight 12-hour bus journey to the London Temple, in Lingfield, Surrey.
We arrived a little tired on Saturday morning, ready to spend a day in the House of the Lord.
We live in a telestial world. Entering the temple, we symbolically enter a terrestrial world. And the celestial room in the temple allows us a little glimpse into heaven.


Receiving your temple endowment is a very personal experience.
We receive instruction and eternal context for our mortal life.
An endowment is literally a “gift.” In this sense, the temple endowment is a gift of sacred blessings from God to each of us.
I recorded these words in my journal that day, “it was an unearthly experience”.
“Unearthly” – it was something spiritual, something deep and meaningful, directly from my soul.


That same day, I decided to serve a full-time mission and by November I was in the England London Mission.
I have never forgotten the feelings that entered my heart that day.
I made a choice, like many others have, “to take the long view, an eternal view.”
The cherished moments that day, were a few more steps on the covenant path to help me to start to “Think Celestial”.
“When you are confronted with a dilemma, think celestial!
When tested by temptation, think celestial!
When life or loved ones let you down, think celestial!
When someone dies “prematurely,” think celestial.
When someone lingers with a devastating illness, think celestial.
When the pressures of life crowd in upon you, think celestial!
As you recover from an accident or injury, think celestial!”
Call one of the missionaries today, they will help you to think celestial!
How can you think celestial?