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!

Taking It Day By Day

If you read my blog regularly you know I mentioned the rude awakening that I had about my physical self, after taking some family photos while in New York. Since that time, I’m on a mission to get this weight off by “hook or crook” as they say.

Changing your diet is not easy. I did a lot last year, problem was I gave up along the way (stress) and lost a lot of ground and added some pounds. But now I have no excuse. I no longer have to prepare food for anyone except myself. So far so good.

I did have a blog about transitioning to raw, but at the time I came to the conclusion that was not realistic. But honestly I am once again eating primarily raw. My plan for now is to eat very little cooked good. I even dusted off my dehydrator so that I can make fruit and veggie snacks.

On Monday, I ate watermelon, a mixed greens salad topped with chopped strawberries, almonds and raspberry vinaigrette dressing. In the evening, I also had some more watermelon and later I was hungry and I had two plums. Yesterday was watermelon (love it and can eat it everyday), a Subway raw veggie flatbread sandwich and tonight will be another mixed green salad. I know..a little radical. But I need something radical to happen in my body.

I was watching Sid Roth’s program “It’s Supernatural” and he had an evangelist on his program, who had people lose weight miraculously in his meeting. I know some of you won’t believe it, but they showed a lady literally holding up her pants because she had a supernatural weight lost. I believe God can do that. No it’s not in the bible as a miracle, but the bible speaks of signs and wonders and honestly that is a “wonder”. I asked God to do that for me, but of course, I know that I still must discipline myself and perhaps along the way…you never know.

I will keep you posted concerning my journey. Shortly my blog will be changing totally. I’m moving to wordpress.org. It will have spiritual content, but I will also talk about diet, exercise and my weight loss journey and will also showcase some of my creative writing. Stay tuned. I hope my subscribers will follow me and tell your friends. I am also going to write a series of novels that I’ve been sitting on for a while. We are whole beings (spirit, soul and body) and I want my new site to reflect that. Meanwhile I will be launching it soon, but check out my niece who recently launched her site. Thanks!!! I love all of my blog friends. We are family. 🙂

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A Full Day

You’re Closer Than You Think

Last week, seemed to be a very long one. I went through a few things. Had a rift in a friendship, but it was quickly repaired it. I also realized that there is a blockage with another relationship, but I know how to fix it.

I learned a lot about me that needs to be corrected. That’s always a good thing. I am not one of those people that is in denial about myself, but God brought something to the surface, that only last weeks circumstance could bring to my attention.

Sometimes you don’t mean any harm, but that does not make your actions any less detrimental. Also, I have been knocking on some closed doors and God showed me my victory is on the other side of one act of obedience. The truth of the matter is, I just can’t put it off anymore.

The week, wasn’t all bad though. I went to the doctor and found out I lost 10 pds. So that is always a good thing!

In the Old Testament, the children of Israel left Egypt and it is said they were just an 11 day journey from the promised land, but instead it took them 40 years to get to that land.

Sometimes we are closer to that promise than we even realize and it’s going to take one act of obedience to get there. Your act of obedience may not be mine, but each of us have something we must overcome to get where God wants us to be. And I don’t want it to seem like once we overcome one thing, we won’t have others, because that is not true.

In this season, God wants you to know, He is going to deal with that impossible hurdle that is holding you back from from that next stage of life. Just don’t give up. You are closer that you think!

Deuteronomy 1:6-8 New International Version

  6 The LORD our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain. 7 Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites; go to all the neighboring peoples in the Arabah, in the mountains, in the western foothills, in the Negev and along the coast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the Euphrates. 8 See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land the LORD swore he would give to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—and to their descendants after them.”

You Have to Change!

There is nothing like realizing you have to change. I have some areas that I need to change pronto. For whatever reason, I’ve not gotten a handle on some things that I know are hindering me. One area is that of overeating. Of course I know it in theory, but the truth of the matter is, I have not overcome as of yet, but I know I have to change.

Some of us have areas that we need to change that are obvious. Perhaps you have a smoking habit. Every time you put a cigarette in your mouth, most of the world looks at you and says you need to stop smoking. Others show the world their weakness, by their too big belly or heavy thighs. But the truth of the matter is, we often focus on the problems that can be seen, but there is other hidden sins that need to be dealt with also. Just because your sin or weakness is hidden does not mean it is any less of a problem.

The truth is we all need to change. Some changes are on the inside and some are on the outside. No matter what your issues, God is calling us to deal with them now.

2 Corinthians 6:2 New International Version

2 For he says,“In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

No more neglect

Often we neglect ourselves and we don’t even realize it. For whatever reason we stop loving us.

The truth of the matter is you can’t really love anyone else if you don’t love yourself first.

If you abuse your body whether with food, alcohol, promiscurity, drugs etc, you are not loving yourself.

The “acceptable” sin for Christians is food and overeating, but it’s a sin to be a glutton. Yes we have to eat to live, but gluttony is a SIN and eating too much can kill you. Maybe not overnight but slowly.

It’s time to be delivered and healed and stop the neglect. Today is the day..It begins today.

Proverbs 23:21:

21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

Speaking of imperfections…

I was rereading what I had blogged about yesterday and was amazed at how many errors were in my blog. It’s a pet peeve of mine. Well I used a previously written blog and didn’t realize that I hadn’t used the spell check. So I corrected it and am going to make sure I remember to check and double-check. Yes, speaking of imperfections…(smile)

I think this was a preview of the day because all of a sudden I became keenly away of my imperfections, and struggles and things that I still have not overcome even now in the year 2010 and I felt like I wanted to cry. “How Lord will I overcome some of these same struggles?” was my prayer/sigh to God.

I don’t know about you, but I am tired of the same issues. It’s time for our minds to be renewed and it’s time to overcome. Whether it be overeating, lust, laziness, gossiping, lying, deception, fits of anger, cheating. Pick one. Whatever your issue. I can’t name them all, but those few came to mind, it’s time to overcome. I know we won’t be perfect here on earth, but it’s time to get past some of these things that have lingered in our lives for too long. Help us dear Lord!

 Galatians 5:19-26:

19Now  the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.   those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its  passions and desires.

    25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.