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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Totally Worth The Time

I watch movies online.  I go through phases of movie watching.  Mostly when I have a difficult time sleeping, which has been often lately.  Anyway... I watched a movie last night that I hope you'll take 93 minutes to watch.  http://www1.zmovie.tv/movies/view/i-am-gabriel-2012  It's cheesy as far as movies go... in a way.  But it's uplifting and inspiring, too.

It starts out with a scripture appearing in the bottom left corner.  2 Chronicles 7:14.  It reads, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

This scripture is as appropriate today as ever.  Perhaps the literal land is not parched everywhere all the time, as in the movie.  Perhaps our community isn't quite as small as what is represented in the movie.  Yet there is truth therein, just the same.  Our land is sick.  Our people are, too many of them, faithless.  Without Faith, there can be no real hope.  Without hope and faith, love languishes.

Let's humble ourselves.  Let's pray and seek our God's face and turn, every one of us, from our favorite sins!  Maybe we don't do drugs or take pills.  Maybe we don't cheat or lie or anything that is a bit more obvious.  Or... maybe we do.  Maybe we DO eat a bit too much.  Maybe we can't imagine a day of not having some chocolate, or something sweet, or some Coke, or other soda.  Maybe we don't tell the whole truth.  Maybe we fantasize about a life other than that which we have... a husband other than the one we are married to.  Do any of these things make us horrible people?  No, but they are sins, just the same.  And no matter how big or small, we are all sinners.

But here's the miracle in the system: we can be the change we want to see in the world!  We can change the way we think, and in so doing change EVERYTHING.  And we truly can change permanently when we humble ourselves, pray, and turn from our wickedness and submit ourselves to Christ.  He can and will heal us.

Don't you feel the truth of it!??

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