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…

..so am back

My last post was on the 7th of January.

Today is the 13th of Jan

..that means it has been 5 days of no-posts from my side.

Where was I? Well..

I was out of station. I attended a residential retreat in Bangalore for 5 whole days, [minus phones, minus communication and minus the world outside] just spending time between me and my God, listening to His WORD, praising and worshiping HIM …oh and yes, it was my birthday on the 9th of Jan (same week) no better place to be, than a place to be with God himself.

So why a Retreat then? To give myself a chance for an encounter with God, with other people, with issues and with self. It isn’t just not for the purpose of getting away and staying away. Everything involved in getting away, and all that is done while away, involves coming back with a renewed faith and sense of purpose in our spiritual life

And what an experience it was! No matter how often you do it, you will always find a renewed joy when you get back. 

Always a good idea!

Logos Retreat Centre
Babusahibpalaya, Bengaluru

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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06-12-2016