Sunday, January 2, 2011

What Would the Movie Say?

We tend to watch old movies in our home.  AMC or Turner Classics is a channel we watch quite frequently.  A movie we watched this week was, The Comic, with Dick Van Dyke as the main character Billy Bright.  The movie opens up at the funeral of the main character and the main character is the narrator for the movie.  Billy Bright takes you through his life and ends again at his funeral.  It ended up being a very sad movie.   He returns to the end regretting the course of his life and the choices he made.  He was a very selfish man and only lived to gratified himself.  He ended up dying alone and with nothing left after all his selfish ambitions.  I think Billy Bright would agree with King Solomon, "Its all vanity!"

If there was a movie of your life, what would the movie say about who you are? Would it reveal what you love and strive for?  If you were to play it back in your mind, is it regretful or joyful?
There is a movie playing currently that people are watching.  Believers and unbelievers are watching how your story plays out "live".  What do they see? What would they say? What do believers say about you? What are you characterized for?
Apostle Paul commended the Thessalonian church by saying, "constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfast of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father," (1 Thessalonians 1:3). 

Are we known for our work of faith?

Is our labor of love active ingredient in our relationships? 

Are we characterized for our steadfast hope in Christ?

Would believers and unbelievers alike say.....

"how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come."
I Thessalonians 1:9-10

What will the movie critics say about the movie of your life when it comes to an end?

Jonathon Edward's Resolutions

#6 "Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live."

 #7 "Resolved, never to do anything, which I should be afraid to do,
 if it were the last hour of my life."

May we all live with the Audience of One all to the glory of God!

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