I was looking this morning for a simple thought that I could mediate on throughout the day today. I had started to think it might be this historic brain twister
“The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.”
but I decided instead to focus on something a little bit different. Maybe more of an example of the pig.
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4
Today, guard your heart. Build a wall around it to protect it. But as you travel here and there light your path “like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.” (Proverbs 4:18)
Last weekend in the box office, Avatar grossed another 25 M. However, there is a movie that only brought in 1.5M that I wanted share with you to . Last weekend a movie called To Save a Life debuted across the country. I was able to preview this film last fall with my good friend Ray. Both of us were very impressed with what we saw. This is a very well put together film that touches on all angles of a teenagers life. It really heads straight into many of the difficult subjects. If you work with teenagers in any capacity, or if you are a parent of teenagers, you should encourage them to see this movie. Plus you should see this movie yourself. You can check out trailers here and here.
I especially like the second one. Is it worth it? Is a commitment to Christ worth it? I love the line “I’m not going to just become some Christian” and the response “Good, I wouldn’t want you to.” These “teen” topics like this one are ones “grown ups” struggle with as well. Is it worth it? Are you just “some Christian”?
God calls us to be more then that. He doesn’t want us to settle in to be “some christian”. He calls us to be different. To impact people and change lives.
Wow, I am really preaching today!. Anyway, go see this movie, I think it will provide you with plenty to discuss and think about. And then don’t settle. Be Obsessed and Change your world!
37Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and greatest commandment. Matt 22 (NIV)