Category: Thoughts

A Prayer for Today

Oh great God of Creation, be God over all of me.

I am weak, but your strength is without equal.

I am weary, but you never falter, never sleep, never run out of energy, and never make excuses.

This body is broken, but you are the greatest physician of all time.

I am tiny, but you fill every corner of the universe’s vast expanse.

I am poor, but you own all of Creation.

I am flawed, but you are perfection.

I am selfish, but you sacrificed everything you are to come to my rescue.

I am apathetic, but you care about the soul of every person who has ever lived and ever will.

I am dirty, but there’s nothing your blood can’t wash and make pure.

My tongue is wicked, but your words are the source of life.

I am ineffectual, but you are all-seeing, all-knowing, and all-powerful.

I am inconsistent, but you never change.

I am unreliable, but you are faithful beyond the very end of time.

I am pursued by trouble and darkness, but you are my protector, sheltering me under your mighty wing.

Oh great God of Creation, be God over all of me.

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Hollywood Finally Gets One Right

I can scarcely believe my eyes.

For so very long, Hollywood has shunned films of an overtly religious nature, or water down the material on the rare occurrences when they attempt one. Have they finally figured out how to make a big-budget, intelligently-made movie with a Christian worldview at its core? A movie that manages to be touch the heart without preaching?

If this movie turns out half as good as the trailer, then Sony Pictures deserves our applause. By all accounts, Heaven Is For Real (based on the bestselling book of the same name) has a stellar pedigree behind it: it stars Greg Kinnear and Thomas Haden Church, and it was written and directed by Randall Wallace — the writer of Braveheart and The Man In the Iron Mask, among others.

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Thoughts for Today

1. I believe that God is precisely who he says he is: the great God of the universe, who created everything, who can do anything, and who’s ready to answer our every prayer.

2. I believe that God is love. He loves us exceedingly abundantly beyond our wildest imaginings.

3. I believe that God wants only good things for us.

4. I believe God is standing in the great storehouse of Heaven and he’s ready to pour out magnificent riches and blessings upon us.

5. I believe that sometimes God chooses to wait for us to ask before he answers our needs. I believe that we can present our needs to God with confidence, and ask him for whatever we need without fear or anxiety. I believe that persistence pays off!

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