Saturday, February 4, 2012

Taking Care of Sacred Things

I came up with a saying on my own the other day:

Who needs Martha when you have 

Of course I mean Martha Stewart.  If you haven't heard of Pinterest, it's an online place to 'pin" all the things your interested in.  It's like a digital cork board.  Instead of clipping pictures from magazines or printing out ideas and trying to figure out where to put them and never finding them when you do need them, you can do it online and it's always there.  "Boards" or categories can be created by you.  I have over 50 now.  You can follow people to see what they are pinning.  It's great fun and takes up a lot of time.  At first I liked it better than Facebook, but it's taking up SO much of my time- I mean hours! 

 I'd let myself skip scriptures, ignore dishes and even the dogs.  Not good.  One night I did read or skimmed my Book Of Mormon and found Alma 37: 47 which says this.
And now, my son, see that ye take care of these sacred things, yea, see that ye look to God and live. Go unto this people and declare the word, and be sober. My son, farewell.

What stuck out to me?  "take care of these sacred things."  Surely the scriptures are sacred and I for sure wasn't taking care of them the way I should be.  Also "look to God and live".  I don't think this living just means for the next life, but for this earth life too.  Was I living?  Not really.  I was ignoring life all around me, and for sure I needed clean clothes and dishes to live.  I wasn't looking to God as I ought.  All these things cause me to live and yet, I put these sacred things aside.  God's house is a house of order.  He does not dwell in confusion or a mess.  I needed to "put first things first,"  to decide what was "good, better or best", or what was "essential, necessary, or nice."   Pinterest is under the nice things to do.  Revelation and peace is had by scripture study and is an essential. 

While I still spend time on Pinterest, I think my motto needs to be:

Who needs Pinterest when you have life to live and sacred things to take care of!

1 comment:

Christy Jones said...

True, I joined a few months ago but hardly ever use it. I still really don't understand the whole thing. Its good to do all things in moderation I think.