As you can probably imagine, doing this is a little, you know, it is not how you would probably choose to spend your time. But it certainly helps to have the Spirit, so thank you for bringing it.
The longer I live, the more I’ve come to understand how the Lord has a way of educating our desires. For what feels like a very long time—stretching back to the end of my full-time mission—the Lord has impressed upon my mind and planted a strong desire for me to understand the principle of temperance. I don’t know the Lord’s full purpose in this, but I trust there’s a reason. Perhaps it stems from my own need to further develop this important attribute, but it may also be that the Lord has revealed its necessity in our lives. Four different times in the scriptures we are commanded to be “temperate in all things” (1 Corinthians 9:25, Doctrine and Covenants 12:8, Alma 7:23, and Alma 38:10).