Thursday, September 5, 2013

{Picture via Google. Click HERE to go to original source}

It's a Michael Bublé and bloglovin kind of night and I'm am totally diggin it.

I thought I'd sneak a regular blog post in here inbetween all this awesome #blogtember madness.

I heard a quote, or better yet a song lyric, from the sweet sound of Michael Bublé's song "Hollywood" a few minutes ago and the blog ideas started to roll.

"I don't want to take you dancin, 
when you're dancin with the world."
              -Michael Bublé

I feel like this could be applied to just about everything we could get involved with. We could take the obvious route like "don't date those who are more focused on what's in the world than what's in heaven." or apply it to things like media, "don't view media that reeks of a worldly scent *cough. cough. Miley Cyrus. cough.* I also think this could go a little deeper. "what are you dancing with that is causing you to dance with the world?"

Since none of us are perfect we all have weak spots in our lives. These spots are seen as targets to Satan and will be attacked if we don't stop dancing with them. Whether it be music, or swearing, or modesty, or something else it will be held against us during times of temptation and trial if we aren't careful. Satan is cunning and sly and will do everything in his power to attack you and the things of the world are his weapons.

"the devil has sought to lay a cunning plan, 
that he may destroy his [God's] work." 
           -D&C 10:12

Like I said a second ago {or however long ago you read it.} Satan has a plan and his plan is to destroy you, and to destroy the work of God and he will do everything in his power to do it. The things of the world are his greatest tactics. This is a scary thought considering the fact that we all live in the world, but hop over the column and read verse 5... 

"Pray always, that you may come off conqueror; yea, that you may conquer Satan, and that you may escape the hands of the servants of Satan that do uphold his work." 
           -D&C 10:5

Even though Satan's power is strong, the power of God is much stronger. If we pray to him he will help us and we will not fail.

In the Book of Mormon Nephi gave his brothers a pep-talk before going to get the plates. This is what he said...

"4) let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; for behold he is mightier than all the earth, then why not mightier than Laban and his fifty, yea, or even than his tens of thousands? {or anything we might face in our world today.} 
5) Therefore let us go up; let us be strong like unto Moses." 
                -1 Nephi 4:1-2

God is stronger than any trial that we might face, and if we turn to him we will be made strong. Let us have faith to be in the world, but not of the world. And to learn to dance with the things of God, and not with the things of the world.

One last thing. Does anyone have $3,800 laying around that they aren't going to use that they want to give to me so I can travel Europe with my school this summer and maybe take a picture in Paris like the one above? (holy run on sentence.) PLEASE!!! 

Feel my Sunlight

p.s. If you read all of this I love you.

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