“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Jn 16:33
After I got home from the gym today and walked the choc girls, I was rummaging around trying to find a movie to watch. For whatever reason, I’ve walked away from watching a lot of movies on line. I think it is because the newer movies tend to push some kind of agenda. Needless to say, with all the agendas being pushed these days, I’m just over it.
Anyway – back to the rummaging through my – somewhat – organized DVD’s – I came across a movie I bought last summer. I hadn’t watched it – ever. I bought it, stuck it in the appropriate box and forgot about it. After all, last summer had already been one spent pondering too many things for my aching head/heart, and I wasn’t sure I was up to watching a movie called the “Overcomer” – even if it had a positive message.
So – into the box it went and completely out of my head.
“…everyone born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith. Who then overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” 1 Jn 5:4-5
I’ve learned over many years that all things happen for a reason. Jobs I’ve held. People I’ve met. People I’ve lost. Places I lived. Experiences I thrived in and those I just survived. Nothing is ever wasted. As I watched this movie today, it reminded me of the importance of many things.
Seeking His Face.
Feeling His Presence.
Trusting His WORD.
Whether it is friends, family, local, state or country, all these things come into play. That is what these 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are meant to do. Help us remember. Help us find the path that Our Father is trying to show us. Use the wisdom that He has already placed within us. Remember His promises that He is always just waiting outside the door. All we need to do is turn the handle and welcome Him inside our hearts so that we can be come the OVERCOMER that He knows we were designed to be.