Tag Archives: Faith

What Limits God?

Powerful Decision

Have you ever asked the question, “What limits God?”

Every now and then I listen to Joel Osteen. It’s not really intentional, but usually I am flipping through channels and come across his broadcast. And when this happens, many times what he is saying applies directly to something currently being experienced in my life.

This past Sunday night was no different. As Joel talked about having God’s favor IN THE MIDST of life’s storms, he uttered these words:

 ”God is not limited by our conditions. He is limited by our thinking.”

These words hit me like a ton of bricks! And has been echoing through my soul ever since. How often do we look at the size and intensity of our circumstances and think they are too big for God to handle? But, when we read Scripture, we are repeatedly introduced to a God who is CAPABLE! God has no problem with being ABLE to change situations, circumstances and people.

The Message Behind the Movie

About a month or so ago, I got a copy of The Message Behind the Movie: How To Engage With A Film Without Disengaging Your Faith. The book is written by Douglas M. Beaumont. At first sight I knew it was for me – given that I’m a person who loves Storytelling and who is serious about my faith.

The book sat on my shelf for a few weeks, because of my busy work schedule, but I finally got a chance to start reading it. I’m on page 68 and so far Beaumont does a good job at delving into the world and mechanics of Storytelling. He also provides the tools to understand how to build a framework for Christians to practically evaluate the depth of a movie through the lens of Biblical Christianity. And don’t think that you already know what he’s going to say. You may be surprised. I’ll talk more about the book as I continue reading. If you’re serious about your faith and about motion pictures, this is a must read.

MORE FANTASTIC…

What if our life is more fantastic than anything we could ever imagine? But this Reality was hid…veiled under the mundane routine of our day to day existence – layered over by industry, technology, an over-stimulated media of fact and fiction – and smothered by the opinions of others living lives of quiet or loud desperation themselves?

More to life

What if there’s more to life than what meets the eye? And what if the signs are all around us, couched in our day to day existence – pointing to who we really are… to what we were meant to be… to the incredible dimension that surrounds us… which we have yet to discover?

What if we’re walking amnesiacs – currently living lives unaware of the things in our distant past, done to secure our freedom? How do we regain what has been lost to us? Or do we continue on with life as if the fantastic only happens in fantasy and fairytales… or to others and never to ourselves?