For the past 8 weeks, Ally and I have been going to choir practice for the upcoming CES fireside. It was a great experience. We were able to sing some amazing songs. I am so grateful for the opportunity I had.
My favorite song we sang was True to the Faith. Brother Salmond decided that we should sing this song in different languages. We sang it in Spanish, Portuguese, and in Korean, and of course English. It was so amazing, I felt the spirit so strong as I stood true to the faith, making a promise to the Lord.
Elder Ballard gave an amazing talk too, he talked about keeping the gospel simple. He also continued his talk from general conference. He talked about satans lures that he uses to lure us away from the straight and narrow. He then talked about the Principles of the gospel and how we can use them to stay anchored in the gospel everyday.
He gave a list of questions of things we should ask ourselves to make sure we are on the right path, and things we should make sure we are doing.
Are you Happy? Saying your Morning and Nightly Prayers? Studying your Scriptures?Being Honest? Kind? Thoughtful? Following the Brethren? Worthy of a Temple Recommend? Attending the Temple? Avoiding Pornography? Attending Church Meetings? Taking the Sacrament and thinking of Christ? Searching for a Spouse? Really Looking? Doing your best to follow Christ?
I loved this list of questions. I really want to type up this list and place it in my room, so then I can read it often and make sure I am aligning my self with where I am suppose to be. I am thankful for this list, because if I am doing all of these things I know I will be what the Lord wants me to be.
Another question that Elder Ballard mentioned was " Are you giving the Lord equal time? Don't let the world steal what is most precious." He is such an inspired man. I know that these words are from God and that he was inspired to share this message with us. There are so many lessons that can be learned and characteristics to be taken into our lives. I hope I can remember this talk and always try to put the Lord first and to be True to the Faith.
Here is the link to the Fireside, I challenge you to watch it, If you haven't already.http://lds.org/video/ces/index.html?lang=english