What idols do you, the world, and I worship? Well, a lot of us have been taught that idols in our time can be almost anything that takes away from the Spirit and causes us not to concentrate on God. Idols can be everything and anything you make them to be. This got me thinking, as a lot of things do.
Could fostering thoughts about a homosexual relationship be an idol? I think so because it is something that takes away from the Spirit, it is not the path we are supposed to be on, and we do not concentrate on God and His Plan of Salvation. We are looking at an alternative lifestyle and it is not one that God prescribes. This is singing idol in my book! How are we supposed to work on a Celestial marriage if we are constantly hoping for a relationship with a guy? How are we supposed to reach the Celestial Kingdom with a guy? How are we supposed to be happy forever if we worshiped the idol down here on earth and then we go to heaven knowing that?
I realize that some people might justify these thoughts by saying that God gave them to me, but one must also realize that in ancient Israel, God also allowed them to have idols to test to see if they would serve him or the idols. Who will you serve? God or your idols?
There will be up and coming post on this topic. I just wanted to get this off my chest.
There have been a lot of things on my mind lately. I have been extremely happy. In fact, this is one of the happiest times of my life! I am truly enjoying life and it feels like nothing can get me down (I will write about why I feel so happy at a later date, but I promise that it is coming soon).
This past Sunday, as a lot of you already know, it was fast Sunday. Usually I get some good insights out of fast and testimony meeting, but this time I received an unusually profound witness of things that have been on my mind. There was a girl who read something in second Nephi (I do not remember the chapter or verse). She then went on to say that she started to ask herself what she truly desired. She received the answers she was looking for and then tried to do them. She has felt that things are going better for her and that God is blessing her because she is working on obtaining her true desires.
Following her example, I did the same. All throughout church, I started to ask myself the thoughts that were on my mind. “What doth thou desire Gimple? Doth thou desire a gay lifetime partnership with a man?” The Spirit immediately left me. I took this to be a no. After asking a lot more questions to myself and getting yes and no answers by the Spirit coming and going, I asked myself, “What doth thou truly desire Gimple? Doth thou truly desire eternal life?” I was so overwhelmed by the Spirit that I almost started to cry. I truly know that I desire eternal life and that I need to do certain things to obtain it. I know what these things are and so does God. The hardest part is trying not to do the things that I know I should not be doing.
Half of us got there really early and were the only ones on the dance floor. It was so much fun and cooler to be the only ones on the dance floor. Dancing Queen impressed me with some of her moves and then I impressed her with some of my moves. He had so much fun dancing together. The night got all hot and sweaty, but we did not care because 80's dancing was so worth it! We stayed until about 1 and then headed to 7/11 for slurpies! They were delicious. I then took my girls home and went to bed.
Today I promised Dancing Queen that I would take her out to dinner before she went to work. So I took her out and we had great conversation for a couple of hours. We then had to speed off really quickly so she could get to work on time. I think that I am really starting to fall for her and I think that she is starting to fall for me! :) She is a great woman that loves to laugh and have a good time. I am hoping to date her more often this year and I hope that we can always be friends. I love my Dancing Queen!