I hope that all is well with you and your family and that you had a wonderful weekend. This weekend, my daughter, Jessica and I went to see the film "GOD'S NOT DEAD". Going to the movies, really isn't my thing, I tend to wait for Netflix or DVD, but this time was different. It has become one of my goals to support Christian films in the hopes of more Christian films being produced for the general public, not just Christians. In all honesty, most people will not set foot inside of a church for whatever the reason, but they will go to the movies, and this is a great tool to use for evangelism, to spread the Gospel of THE GOOD NEWS of CHRIST JESUS.
There was a moment when I wondered if we would even be able to watch the film, there were technical difficulties, the digital film got stuck somehow and had to be reloaded, which took better of 30 minutes. The reward for our patience was a FREE ticket for a future movie of OUR CHOICE and OUR TIME. Hmmm! I could go see "Son of God" or wait until the "Heaven Is For Real" or "Left Behind" film is released.
When you find the time, I hope you will go and support this film with your box office dollars, you will not be disappointed. It was well written and thought out, it touches on every one of our emotions. If you haven't seen any of the previews, the premise of the film is about a College freshman who has to defend his belief in God before his Philosophy Professor and Class, thus "God's Not Dead". Debate is not one of my strong points, takes to much time and effort to prove a point, LOL. Seriously though, when it comes to our FAITH IN CHRIST, we should all be able to stand and defend our belief, the reason for our faith and hope in Jesus.
1 Peter 3:15 Quietly trust yourself to Christ our Lord, and if anybody asks why you believe as you do, be ready to tell him, and do it in a gentle and respectful way. (TLB)
You know, I think that most of us at some time in our lives questioned whether or not God was real or exists, I've asked the question myself and it only led to depression. Religion without Relationship with Christ is DEAD, Jesus is more than religion. My depression came in my early twenties, my children were not born yet and I was thinking to myself, "is this it, is this all there is to life? do we live and die?" Don't get confused, I was a Christian and I knew that when I died I would be with Jesus for all eternity; it was the IN-BETWEEN time that had me all messed up, that's religion without relationship.
Today, I am grateful for the relationship that I have with my Father through Christ Jesus. He is the hope of Glory and truly all that I will ever need, because He is my provision, not that we don't need one another, I know that we do, He is working behind the scenes even in that.
Hope you all have a wonderful week, give a smile, give a hug, share an encouraging word, be kind, be loving, BE JESUS.
Continued Blessings to you and your family.