Saw this a while ago and thought its so apt. Enjoy your weekend, and please get into the book, God’s book – the Bible. You will succeed!
I wouldn’t consider myself a movie connoisseur or aficionado but one of my definitions of a great evening is one when my wife and I can find time to relax, huddle up and enjoy a good movie. And over the last few years it has become increasingly difficult to either catch on TV or on DVD a good, clean, family-safe movie with a strong message espousing great values. Anything short of that is not “entertainment” for me!
That was why I could not but commend Sherwood Pictures when I came across their movies. In times like these, they are a breath of fresh air. From Flywheel to Facing the Giants, from Fireproof to Courageous, these movies pack a solid message of the gospel in a strong, subtle yet clear, and convincing yet entertaining way into a great story line. These movies will encourage your faith and challenge you in your walk with God in your business, career, marriage and family. Plus, they’re great evangelistic tools too, non-believers can relate to these stories.
I’m not being paid for this but if you share my views, I encourage you to watch these movies if you haven’t. My wife and I were so blessed, encouraged, impacted and challenged that we decided to tell others about it. If you have watched any of these movies, can I hear your views here? Do have a happy weekend and a blessed new month of June.
In life there are so many things to be thankful for. But what of those things that are not so pleasant that you wonder, “Why be thankful for this?” Here I share seven everyday scenarios wherein we should be thankful (that was a random pick though, feel free to add yours. I’m waiting to hear it.)
You should be thankful for:
• Your dustbin when it’s getting filled. It means you’ve been having something to eat!
• Your cooking pot when it gets black with smoke. It means you’ve had something to cook. Only God knows how many families go to bed hungry nightly!
• Your washtub when it’s full of dirty dishes. That means you’ve been having something to eat.
• Your kids when they exasperate you. If you are still trusting God for the fruit of the womb, would there be any of them troubling you?
• Your job, when you are passed over for a promotion. If you don’t have a job, would you be thinking of promotion?
• The privilege when your clients owe you money. What if you didn’t even have products or services to sell?
• The times when you miss your flight or your flight is cancelled (don’t be picky with me now). Who actually knows or can tell what you really missed?
My reason for bringing up this is because I found out I am tempted to focus on the not-so-positive that I take for granted the fact that good and bad are two faces of the same coin. Always check on the other side of the coin before you grumble. Let us learn to be thankful, always!
Paul puts it in these words: “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” (Phil. 4:4) “In everything give thanks…” (1 Thess. 5:18)
Alright now, add yours to this list of things to be thankful for. YOU WILL SUCCEED!
Prayerlessness is the worst sin.
Prayerlessness will lead to godlessness.
Prayerlessness will result in lost vision.
Prayerless men will replace praying with playing.
Prayerlessness is a disaster. It results in selfishness.
“Men ought always to pray and not to faint,” Jesus said. (See Luke 18:1)
“Pray without ceasing,” Paul admonished. (See 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Pray when you feel like it.
Pray also, when you don’t feel like praying, for that is even when you need it the most.
Pray even if it’s only a shout for “help!” from God. Prayer is your breath. It is the believer’s staff enabling him to walk with God in the world.
Dear friend, PRAY, PRAY, and PRAY! I think it would be okay if I wish you this: “Have a prayerful weekend.” You will succeed!
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Philippians 3:8, 10 (Amplified Bible)
Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege – the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with him, of perceiving and recognizing and understanding him more fully and clearly. For his sake I lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ, the Anointed One.
(For my determined purpose is) that I may know Him – that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding (the wonders of His person) more strongly and more clearly. And that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection (which it exerts over believers); and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed (in spirit into his likeness even) to his death…”