We went to the theater to watch the Kendrick brothers’ new movie, OVERCOMER. Loved it! But bring along plenty of tissues!
One of the highlights is when the principal of the Christian high school leads a student to Christ. Next she gives the student an assignment, asking her to read the first two chapters of Ephesians and then write down all she learns about WHO she is. The student did it and it was life-changing!
I am an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. When I saw this, I recognized this as an excellent exercise for some of my contacts who believe they are worthless and unloved.
That very night I received a letter from a young woman in another country who was discouraged, sad and did not believe God loved her or could ever forgive her. I suggested she read the first two chapters of Ephesians and then write down what she learns about who she is.
The next morning she wrote that while reading those chapters a calmness settled over her. “I am blessed in heavenly places. I am holy. I am blameless before Him in love. I am predestined to adoption. I am His child. I am the recipient of His grace. I am chosen. I am redeemed through His blood. I am forgiven. I am sealed with the Holy Spirit. I am loved. I am a member of God’s household. I have an inheritance. I am a fellow citizen with the saints. He saved me before I came to this world by His grace. And it’s a gift. I am grateful. I am at peace. I have access to the Father. No matter how faraway from Him I feel, I know God is here. I am loved. I am blessed and I am saved.”
Wow! Not only was she blessed, but I was blessed in reading her letter. Her hopelessness is gone. Her sadness is gone. She knows she’s forgiven and is loved by God. Is there anything better than that?
- Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Acts 3:19
- To learn more about Global Media Outreach: www.godlife.com
SONG: WELL OF DESPAIR – Lyrics by Liana Wendy Howarth; Music by Kathleen
[This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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