Are you going to watch the movie? With all the hype and controversy, I’ve moved back and forth.
When I first saw the ads on TV, I was like “Yeah! This looks great.” Then I read that the man who produced the movie said he wanted it to be the most unbiblical Biblical film ever produced. What?
Later I read an article from the man who was the supposed Biblical consultant for the movie. He said that it really did have some good stuff in it. So then I was like, “Well, okay.”
And lastly—I think—I read a blog from a friend who actually watched it, and she said the movie was dark, non-biblical, and unlikable.
Is this how you sometimes feel about life? Because I do. I get hit from one side to the other like a pingpong ball. Up and down some days, and other days just fighting hard to stay on the table.
I realized a couple of weeks ago that I’ve fought depression since before Christmas—fighting through the running and doing of life. I didn’t know I was down until I dissolved into tears one day. And really, things are not that bad. I’ve just felt overwhelmed by the “stuff” of life. Anything similar go on with you?
Then today, God woke me early and spoke to my heart about how unthankful I’ve become. In running to keep up with life, I’ve sacrificed time with Him, time with friends, time with my husband—time for peace.
I bought a book on Amazon from a writer friend. When it arrived, I opened it to find the answer to my dilemma about time and busyness. The book is called Beyond Me-Living a You-first Life in a Me-first World by Kathi Macias.
God is so good, isn’t He? He reminded me that life is not about me. It’s about his plan and about what I can do for others. Boy, my Bible reading in Philippians this month has brought that home, too.
I’m drowning in lack of time because I haven’t spent enough time with Him and in his presence to allow Him to order my life, to allow his law of “give and it’s given back to you” to work. You see, I am a firm believer in that whatever we give to God, he multiplies it back to us. After all, He is the ultimate Giver. My problem has been that I haven’t done my part—giving to Him, spending time with Him, drawing on his wisdom and peace for what I need.
Well, it’s a new day. I can start now. Instead of getting pushed every which way by every wind of doctrine or everything I hear, I am going to sit at his feet again. Find my peace in Him again and listen.
And whether I see Noah or not? I will try to do it at His leading not everyone else’s.