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.

Does evil & ‘The Devil’ exist?

To many people, the idea of The Devil, is a myth. He is a product of the imagination of people, yet the Bible says that he is a reality.

Whatever we might think, we all agree that there is Good and then there is Evil in this world. We aren’t sure if it is the work of the devil or any other force, that makes bad things happen to us. Some would simply say Evil is the absence of good happening in our life or vice versa and don’t really believe in such things.

As Roman Catholics, we do believe that The Devil is behind everything that is wrong & evil, he deceives us, tricks us in different ways to turn away from God and it is in our everyday prayer that we pray, that we may be protected in the armour of God and that the devil may not be able to do harm to us. Psalm 91, helps us with that – it is the Protection prayer and so also is the Prayer to St Micheal the Archangel

What does St. Micheal stand for?

St Micheal acts as the defender of the Church, and chief opponent of Satan; and assists souls at the hour of death.

Prayer to St.Micheal

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St Micheal Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.
Amen.

 

We meet so many kinds of people everyday, some of them give us positive vibes, others not no positive vibes and there are some..well, you just don’t feel comfortable around and want to stay clear of them.

Are these just vibes..and if there are, where are they originating from? Is our soul trying to tell us something? Surely! But do we have the time to listen? There is a lot of negativity energy going on around us, and we can’t really avoid it in our human strength, and hence we require God’s guidance to take us through. But we can do our part – Be honest to ourselves and in our dealings, don’t give into temptations (for we know from where temptation originates) Don’t give him the upper hand and we’ll see our lives changing for the better.

It’s never too late to start over.

 

‘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.

Give it unto HIM

 

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We all come from life and circumstances..

Tired..

Wounded..

Wearied..

Confused..

Lost..

..and most of the time we wonder, what reason do we have to give praise and thanks to God.

For all that HE has done for us, but more than that – For all HE has been to us, for HE is greater than everything we have or may
not have in our lives.

For in GOD, there is freedom, joy, belonging, confidence, power, affirmation , comfort, healing, restoration & security

This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it
Psalms: 118:24

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Ask..n you shall receive

If we ever needed something as a tender little child,
we asked dear daddy and he gave it to us with a smile

We are children of God..and we need to remember this
we have a daddy up in heaven who wants to fill us with bliss
No father will give us bad things, even if he’s bad
cause daddies love their children happy n they can’t see them sad

..and this is the reason we can always be sure
that God is our daddy ..he will give us what’s best

so

we need to ask… and we will receive

seek… and we will find

knock and the door will be opened for us

for only if YOU ask YOU will receive
if YOU seek YOU will find
and the door will be open to anyone who knocks

What is Prayer?

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Prayer doesn’t just happen when we kneel or put hands together and focus and expect things from God

Instead…

Thinking positive and wishing good for othersThat is Prayer

When you hug a friend That’s a Prayer

When you cook something to nourish family & friends That’s a prayer

When we send off our near & dear ones and say ‘Drive safely’ or ‘Be safe’That’s a prayer

When you are helping someone in need by giving your time and energy You are praying

Praying is a Vibration – A feeling – A thought

Prayer is the voice of love, friendship, genuine relationships.