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Famous Lines From Movies, “It’s time to let go…”

I love that scene.  It perfectly illustrates this verse, which, coincidentally, was  insight gained in the belly of a big fish:

“Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.” Jonah 2:9

Remember Jonah?  He tried to run away from God and — gulp! — into the belly of a big fish went Jonah for a few humbling days.

Sometimes our best insight comes in the dark.

What worthless idols are you clinging to?  Maybe you should listen to Dory and Jonah — “Let go!”

"It's time to let go!" click pic for source

 

Let’s pray:

Father, thank you for speaking to us, even through cartoons.  🙂

I would like to let go now of these worthless idols:______________________________.  

I’d like to take a leap of faith and fall back into your arms.  It’s safe there.  I know You have a plan.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord.  “plans for your welfare, and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Hanging around in the dark?  Click the pic below to meet someone worth clinging to.

"Hang in there!" see pic source below

“Hang in there!” source:      http://bitchslapmrng.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/hang-in-there.jpg

Great Lines from Movies: Avatar

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In his book, You Were Born for This Bruce Wilkinson tells the story of a Christian business woman, named Lauren, staying at a hotel for a 2-week business trip.

Each day Lauren made a point to say a warm hello to the tiny, Hispanic woman she’d see cleaning about the hotel. Her name was Marta, and her tiny face would light up when Lauren greeted her by name.

On the last day, as Lauren packed up her things for the return trip home, her gaze rested on the beautiful flowers her husband had sent her.  She should give those to Marta, she thought.

The author calls that “a nudge”, and says the Holy Spirit nudges all the time to do nice things for people.

So, Vanessa listened to the “nudge” and presented the flowers to Marta:

“These are for you, ” she told her, holding out the flowers. “God wants you to have them.” Marta gasped…”You don’t understand why this means so much to me, ” she said, her eyes filling with tears. “No one ever notices me. They don’t even say hello. The past two weeks I’ve looked forward to coming to work because I know you see me. And now you show me that God sees me, too.”

This little story reminds me of something in the movie, Avatar. The tall, blue, cat-eyed natives, the Na’vi, would greet each other by saying, “I see you.”

"I see you." Click pic for photo source.

Which reminds me of something I read this morning on the web.  I read that women fear they’ll become “invisible” as they age.  They fear that as their looks fade that they themselves will fade into the background of society.

People will stop “seeing” them. (link for article below)

Ever felt that way?

I have, and, coincidentally, especially as I age!

Well, fortunately for us, there’s always going to be someone who notices us. The same Someone who notices cleaning ladies, and sparrows, will keep an eye on us, too.

 

Photo by Deanne Fortnam. Click pic for source.


“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”  ~~ Matthew 10:29-31

Chipping Sparrow. Click pic for source.

“Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young– a place near your altar, O Lord Almighty, my King and my God.” ~~ Psalm 84:3




Let’s Pray: Father in Heaven, You are El Roi, the God Who Sees.  You see me.  Oh, may I “see” you, too.  May I pay attention to you.  May I also see what you see, hear what you hear, every day, all around me, in the faces and places I visit.

May I pay attention to your “nudges” to write, call, smile, listen, or serve people.  In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Do you have a personal relationship with the God who sees you and loves you?  Click the pic below for a quick introduction.

"Alison's Eye" Stephen M. Young, photographer.

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