Last Saturday, I went to the movie Olympus Has Fallen. I really enjoyed it for a number of reasons. One being, the movie was about my country, the USA, and how we would respond to a terrorist attack on our nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C. and specifically against our President. I understand it’s a movie, a Hollywood production in all its special effects glory. But watching it made me realize, it could happen, perhaps in a different way or with a different country attacking, but it’s possible.
I don’t want to ruin the movie for anyone who want’s to see it and hasn’t, so I will simply say, it portrays the resilience and determination of the American people and our military’s willingness to fight for our beliefs as a country and to stand against evil, while revealing that our decisions through time for right or wrong can come back to camp on our doorstep. The movie shows how one man made the difference for good in millions of lives, and what could have happened had he not determinedly moved forward with his beliefs and convictions that good will triumph.
Sometimes, I wonder if my thoughts and opinions stated in these posts are making a difference for good. If I pay attention to the media and social networks, I feel like the world is spinning out of control and how can anyone change it. That’s what we shouldn’t do, believe the media and social networks.
As a believer in Jesus Christ, my purpose is to keep my eyes and heart, (spirit) on Him. Whenever I deviate from that, I end up walking in fear and anxiety. God’s word says:
3 every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. 4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. John 4:3-5 New International Version (NIV)
The media and social networks, for the most part, speak from the viewpoint of the world. How can I see what God is doing and what He wants believers to do by listening to the news media? I can’t, and neither can you. To know what God desires from us is to know Him personally, intimately. Actively seeking His face and asking Him to change us into His likeness on the inside, (our spirit) so that we may go about showing the people in the world around us His kingdom, His light and His love. When I spend time reading the bible, I see God wants us to love and care for each other. That’s the reason I stand against abortion, the murder of the children He created out of His heart of love.
The world’s conception of faith, or what the media calls religion, is that it’s sentiment and tradition. Many people believe that faith in God is powerless. Religious tradition is just that, tradition, which of itself without Christ’s life breathed into it is dead and useless. Only when people understand the dynamic qualities of God and His awesome love for mankind can they begin to see how He moves in the hearts of men, women and children to change them on the inside, remove sin from their souls, and cleanse them with the blood of His son, Jesus Christ.
This cleansing brings new life to us, body, mind, will and emotions, and fills us with His Holy spirit. We become a new person in Christ. From that moment on, when He looks at us and hears our prayers, He sees us as redeemed from sin, which before separated us from Him. Now, I can boldly go through prayer into His presence with my requests as His daughter, and priest, with all the rights of an heir to God’s kingdom through Jesus. This is power. This is love. This is beautiful peace, healing, abundance and hope. Hope in God as my father, not in the frail, sin-wrecked ways of the world and their solutions, culture, and economies.
When I keep my eyes on Christ, I remember He told me to write to you, to share His love and plan for each of us, which includes the lives of the unborn and taking a stand to end abortion. No matter what anyone says or thinks about what I write, they must remember this: I speak of the goodness of God and His love for mankind, including babies, children and families. What I have to share with you is of God. It’s not Donna’s plan for babies, mothers and fathers, it’s God plan.
His love for you is staggeringly abundant. Each of us, helping one person at a time, loving God with all our heart and soul, doing His will on earth as it is in heaven is a very possible, achievable destiny for each of us. Careers and riches don’t follow us into the next life. Only what is done for God will last. One day, we all will stand before him and give account of our lives and actions.
Jesus sees our hearts, our reasons why we live like we do. What will our thoughts and actions say about us to Him on that day.
I ask God to bless those who read my posts.
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