I’ve written about forces trying to keep me from the Temple. I’ve also wrote about what it feels like to not receive blessings, while not keeping the Sabbath. This Sunday I’ve felt a little bit of both, and here is how it went.
I missed Church last week. I missed Church because I was doing something good, so it wasn’t really that big of deal. Or so I thought. I’ve missed before and I’ve had a rough time the week after, but this week was different. I did good, I made difference. I didn’t feel bad about missing, until this morning.
As soon as my alarm went off I hit the snooze button, which isn’t that uncommon. The thing is, when I did that I had a thought pop up in my mind. A thought that I’ve not had in over a year. How about I just don’t go to Church this morning. A friend of mine was going to miss. I had also just received a text from the missionaries telling me that they couldn’t make it – one of them was sick. (I had fed them the night before, but it wasn’t my fault. I promise.)
I hit the snooze a couple more times and dragged myself out of futon. I was a little grumpy, and kind of nervous, but at least I had some extra time to get ready. I put on the usual white shirt and tie and was on my way.
I rolled up and was immediately met by some Church friends that showed concern for me missing the week before. I told them what was going on and they said good for you. I was still nervous, but didn’t really know why. We had three really good talks today, and that just calmed everything down.
I went on to my next class and was asked to give the opening prayer. I’m usually really shy and don’t like doing it that much, but for some reason I was completely calm today. We had a wonderful class and I went on to finish Church up. I ended up going Home Teaching today too. The Spirit was felt for the entire day.
I think this goes to show how hard it can be on a person when they miss a week of Church.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, ado all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. ~ Colossians 3: 16-17
Oh, and I went to some friends house for a game night. I totally ruled that stuff. By that I mean I had no idea what was going on. I think I’ll be bringing my own games next time.