Wednesday, January 18, 2012

We were made to be "Courageous"

Yesterday Keith went into town to have coffee with a friend, a pastor who is also here for a brief time at the City of Refuge, and on his way home he picked up the movie “Courageous” from the Christian bookstore. Our children have been eagerly awaiting the movie’s release on DVD since September. All of us, except Maleah and Stephen, watched it several months ago. All I could say was “Wow, what a movie.”

It is great to think that God is using a church in Albany, Georgia to do such great things with film. Personally, I do not like watching too much television or movies. I feel like most times it is a waste of my time and a waste of my mind. I know….I am a fuddy-dud. ( that is a Boggs (or maybe I should blame that on the Williams) word for a party-pooper). But, our kids LOVE to be able to watch something. And, around 4 o’clock when I am preparing supper and could really use some extra peace and quiet, I normally let them watch something.

Anyway, I like for them to watch things that are wholesome, spiritual, and/or educational.

“Courageous” was a movie that I knew we would not only watch, but we would purchase and keep to watch over and over. Just like their other movies, “Fly Wheel”, “Facing the Giants”, and “Fireproof”. We have watched them all and love every one of them. Such great messages and life lessons. Something that we can all discuss and talk about for days after watching it. And, with every movie, I think they get better and better.

Last night after watching the movie our family experienced a time of repentance, forgiveness, restoration, encouragement, and challenge. The power of the gospel message and the power of God’s Word resonated with this sinful heart of mine. It did with the heart of Keith and the children. Keith challenged us to be courageous in our efforts to love each other and treat each other with respect. A lost world needs to see a Christian family doing that. It is a picture of Christ.

We needed that movie last night. We needed a swift kick in the rear. We needed a tender prodding in the heart. We needed to renew our mind and recommit our resolve.

At the end of the movie the main character was offering a challenge to men to begin to live with their families in a biblical fashion. He said many will hear what he is saying and agree, but never determine to have the resolve to do it. That is complacency. That is mediocrity. God didn’t call us to that. He called us to rise above that. And, by God’s grace……we will.

Thankful for God’s anointing on an excellent movie,


“When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I .”

1 comment:

  1. I can not wait to get this movie so we can watch it as a family. I Love You all.