The Encounter

I have been watching a lot of movies of late, can’t help it when I’ve got an unlimited Internet connection that allows me to download unlimited data – why simply waste the good speeds that’s on offer? I am running out of external hard-disks to store them in though..

Okay so coming to the movie I watched ‘The Encounter’ another christian movie (watching a lot of those of late)

So what do we get in The Encounter? A road block, lots of rain, thunder, 5 Strangers at a diner with a man named Jesus. Ought to be a good movie you’d think. Surely why not? and it’s also got a message for everybody.

This movie at many levels will teach you a lot about your faith, and how at times even when we’re going through the everyday struggles that we do, God is there watching over us, how he intervenes and reaches out even when we don’t know HE is there.

The idea of meeting God at a diner was different and good to see in a movie, making the whole movie very personable and real. (Of course these things would never really happen in the real life but wouldn’t it be nice to imagine, what if it did?) Unlike many other christian movies this one shows us the reality of the various choices we are faced with and the consequences of them and also the constant battle we have between good and evil.

The best part of this movie is, you don’t even have to be christian to watch this film, its script is well written to attract all types of audiences of all ages. These are the kind of movies that need to be shown on movie TV channels (which unfortunately are never shown) That said, it is a very fine little movie and an hour and 30 minutes is all the time you have to invest in it, not too much considering the many hours we waste on watching rubbish on the Internet.

Other Movies you’d like to watch.. Grace Unplugged, The Shack, Letters to God, October BABY, Heaven is for Real, Miracles from Heaven etc…

Miracles from Heaven

This is a very human-feeling drama that’s still all about God’s priorities, God’s choices and God’s timing.

I couldn’t have watched a more beautiful film than the one I watched a couple of hours ago. The movie was Miracles from Heaven and though it was a film released  last year in March 2016, I only got to know of it while searching for ‘faith based movies‘ (to be exact with the keywords I used on google search) Having just finished watching a movie in a similar genre, namely ‘What if… God gave you a second chance? led me to see if there were other such movie similar to that.

It was said that the movie Miracles from Heaven is based on a real story that actually happened, a book was written by Annabelle’s mother which was later turned into the movie. I would love to get my hands of that book too, when I do.

The synopsis of the movie being: 10 year old Anna Beam lives with a rare, incurable disorder that leaves her unable to digest food. Despite the dire diagnosis, devoted mom Christy relentlessly searches for a way to save her beloved daughter. Everything changes in an instant when Anna tells an amazing story of a visit to heaven after surviving a headlong tumble into a tree. Her family and doctors become even more baffled when the young girl begins to show signs of recovering from her fatal condition.

I am glad I came across this movie, downloaded it and watched it. Definitely worth investing an hour and 45 minutes for the film. 

What was it that led me to this movie or even do the google search I did, I’m not really sure  but I guess sometimes you just do certain things that you aren’t really sure of. I’m not someone who is generally moved by watching a film, but then there are some that well.. just leave a lasting impression on you, like this one did to me

From the performances to the cinematography, it is a film well made. A special mention goes out to Jenifer Garner who shines in the role of a mother, definitely not an easy role to do but dos justice to it.

A definite tear-jerker. Do watch the movie if you get the chance.

If you want to watch another wonderful movie, by now I’ve got a list of them.. OctoberBABY – another must watch. I could go on.. on to watching my next movie now.

‘Right’ way to Pray

Everyone knows to pray  while some whisper prayers during quiet moments of frustration and others scream them in times of desperation. There are different ways to pray and not necessarily a “right way”
The important thing to remember is.. that prayer is simply a method of communicating with God and one should talk to God like he’s our friend.

Most of us pray asking God for a lot of things.. good health, a good job, a bigger house, a life partner, a baby etc etc… Praying hands praying hand child prayer clip art image 6 8

Doesn’t God know what you already need? not necessarily want..

HE surely does. He may not give it to you exactly in the package you want it in, but in a bigger better way, we only need to recognize it when it comes.

Ever thought..

When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them and that when you are safe and happy, someone somewhere has prayed for you.

It’s never about ‘me’, we should always pray for others, always ‘others before self’

So when a friend asks you “How do I pray?”

You don’t say much but tell him/her to Just talk to God respectfully but openly and HE WILL surely listen to you.