Overcomer the Movie

Yesterday, I went to the movies like I often do on a Saturday. It was a toss-up between Angel Has Fallen and Overcomer. But instinctively, I chose Overcomer, because I am a big fan of The Kendricks Brothers movies. They were behind the acclaimed movie War Room, which I loved.

Well, I made the right decision. I came out of this movie, overwhelmed with the presence of God and encouraged. I laughed and I cried (boy did I cry). This movie is incredible! Unlike Angel Has Fallen, they didn’t have a huge budget and there were no great special effects, but if you go see this movie, I promise it will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

I honestly believe that for this generation, the movie theater is the greatest evangelistic tool the church has. I remember the days when going to the movies was looked down on in some denominations in the Christian faith; but I now see it as the best pulpit to win the lost. Why do I say that? Because a lot of people will never venture into a church. I mean the thought is not even in their minds, but everyone goes to the movies.

I’ve always said that if you are a Christian filmmaker, you must have a purpose and it shouldn’t be about your own ego and making a name for yourself. If you truly are a Christian and you are in the entertainment industry, your purpose must be to save souls. I mean that is what Christianity is all about right? After we get saved, we want to take others with us right? And if God gives you a platform, why wouldn’t you use it to promote your faith.

Overcomer is a movie for the family. It’s about pain, love, redemption and it is unapologetically Christian. It’s clean. No curse words, nudity or violence.

I think a lot of people are afraid of living out loud with their faith, but that is what pleases God. And I know that THIS movie is pleasing to the Lord. Please support these two anointed filmmakers. PLEASE GO SEE IT!

Let’s Talk About My Issues

explosed link on a chainI think I have shared enough about this other stuff. God spoke to me last night about three different things. I stayed up all night and it was worth it.

First the Lord spoke to me about the financial increase that he promised me. God told me that my harvest (yes, I worked for it) would come “out-of-wedlock”. Meaning I would not get money by way of my mate. I would come to the marriage with wealth of my own. I can’t detail it, but something supernatural happened and that is all I will say. In the past,  I have shared some things with a couple of people and have learned this promise if for ME.

Then the last thing the Lord showed me was that I was harboring unforgiveness. I had been praying about why I was eating so much and gaining back the weight that I lost and I realize that the issue is deeper than food, so when I asked God about it, he told me that there was someone I had not forgiven. But early this morning at 7 am I had on Christian TV and the minister kept saying that God was going to speak and answer a question and what did the man talk about? Forgiveness!

I realize that I have been harboring something for a very long time and it’s time for me to forgive this man because he probably doesn’t even know to this day what he has done. But that’s it. I’m letting it go once and for all.

Now it’s going to take some fasting, but I am ready for this bondage to break over my life!

Matthew 6:14-15

New International Version (NIV)

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Forgiveness for the Offender

offenderI was going to give a long explanation about what the above title means. But I won’t do that. Sometimes the details are not what people need to hear.

I read a post about forgiveness and it reminded me of something God revealed to me a while back. Someone is going to need me. Though, they have rejected me, they will need me and all I need to do is FORGIVE and be there for them. ENOUGH SAID!

2 Corinthians 2:5-7

New International Version (NIV)

Forgiveness for the Offender

5 If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely. 6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. 7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

Learning to Unlock Doors

Keep-Unlocked-Door-Hang-Tag-TG-0010The other morning I had a dream that I was back in my old house in my bedroom and the door was locked. Then the door between the front and back of the house was locked. But somehow I knew the front door was unlocked, so I proceeded to go out and lock it.

In real life, I was always very conscious of the doors being locked because I lived alone and there were three different ways to enter the house. After I had the dream, I didn’t have a clue what it meant.

A lot of times, God will give me the interpretation to my dreams. But sometimes I don’t get it and I will look the dream up. There is a dictionary that I find helpful. So when I looked it up I saw this definition:

To dream that you are locking the door suggests that you are closing yourself off from others. You are hesitant in letting others in and revealing your feelings. It is indicative of some fear and low self-worth. 

I believe this is what God was showing me. It’s not easy to open up once someone hurts you, or shuts a door on you. Most of the time we want to lock them out of ours lives forever. The fear is that if we open up, they will do it again. At first I thought God was telling me to lock the door. But the definition gave great enlightenment

Time heals all wounds and when someone apologizes, there is always that chance to unlock a door as long as that person comes correctly.

1 Corinthians 13:4-6

New International Version (NIV)

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

When You Lose Your Mother

motherIt’s been many years since my mother died, but I still miss her. You really can’t understand that loss, unless you live through it. I had a GREAT mom. Not just a good mom. She was saved, she served God, she was an excellent example of a virtuous woman. She had a spotless reputation and she raised me correctly. She bore six children and raised two step-children. She is the reason I am a woman of virtue.

But after losing her and with any loss, I had to recover and not get bitter. The reason I was prompted to write this blog post, is because I was watching something and I felt the Lord was saying that someone has grown so bitter over the death of their mother that it’s affecting every area of their life.They are making a lot of destructive decisions because of it. But God is standing by right now to heal. As you go to God in prayer and forgive HIM for taking your mom, you will begin to feel relief. You have even begun to wonder what is wrong with you and why you are so bound up in your spirit. You are bitter and you need to let it go.

I didn’t get angry with God after my mom died. I got angry at myself and my family. I felt we just let her go. I felt that we were not proactive enough when she got her cancer diagnosis. I felt I didn’t pray enough or fast enough. I felt the family didn’t take it seriously enough.That was my hurdle. But for someone else, you have put the blame squarely on God’s “shoulders” and you don’t go to church anymore and you are turning to new age teaching and worldly philosophies and even sinful behavior and people,  to numb the pain. The truth is you backslid when your mother died. God is calling you back to himself TODAY!

Surrender it today and watch what God does!

2 Corinthians 6:2

Amplified Bible (AMP)

2 For He says, In the time of favor (of an assured welcome) I have listened to and heeded your call, and I have helped you on the day of deliverance (the day of salvation). Behold, now is truly the time for a gracious welcome and acceptance [of you from God]; behold, now is the day of salvation!

The Gulf

embraceA gulf, is a wide separation and sometimes there can be a gulf between people. Something huge that divides them. Have you ever experienced that?

I was thinking about a situation recently and in the past, I couldn’t understand why God allowed there to be a gulf.  But now this year, I understand it better than ever. The gulf was of God. He made it big and wide and uncomfortable for a reason. We have to really know that GOD knows exactly what He is doing and we really don’t know what is best. Many of us say this, but deep down we don’t believe it.

But I see a mending of a gulf coming. Someone who you feel is your adversary will soon become your biggest cheerleader. God knows how to mend the gulf and bring it all together. The gulf was God ordained by him, so He knows just what to do. So trust Him to bring it together.

When we have difficult relationships with people, it makes us question who we are, but when God mends it, all the questioning will go away. Just watch and see!

Healing is coming. It has begun. God is about to heal some relationships. The gulf will be removed!

Ephesians 4:32

English Standard Version (ESV)

32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.