Today, is one of those days when I'll be discussing movies, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).
If you know me personally, or have read about what I do when I watch movies, you'll be aware that I don't just sit in my recliner chair and watch movies. Instead, I usually do either computer work, or paperwork, while watching films.
Even so, I enjoy movies. Both Christian films and secular ones. Especially, older movies if they are secular in nature.
Here are a few I watched, recently:
* Sorry, Wrong Number, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster. Here is a link, so you can check out this film: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorry,_Wrong_Number. Even though this was a noir suspense film and I didn't like what happened, I enjoyed it.
* Untamed, starring Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Richard Egan and some other well-known actors. Check out this movie by clicking on this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Untamed_(1955_film). This was supposed to be an adventure film, but to me, it seemed like a combination of a love story and hatefulness, filled with disaster.
* Indiscreet, starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. If you'd like to find out about this film, you can read about it, here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiscreet_(1958_film). This was supposed to be a romantic comedy film, but to me, it wasn't.
* In A Lonely Place, starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame. To read about this movie, click on this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_a_Lonely_Place. This was definitely a noir film. It's one that contained much abuse.
* Lady in a Cage, starring Olivia de Havilland and James Caan. If you want to check out this movie, click here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_in_a_Cage. This psychological thriller, was filled with hurtful things, but truthfully, it had a good ending.
If you checked out these movies, I'm sure you will see that there was much hurt, abuse and hatefulness in these films.
Yes, I know. These were only movies. Not real life stories.
Well, at least, to some people they were not real life stories.
The fact is, many people suffer in life, being abused, and treated in unloving ways.
Thinking about how difficult life can be to some, made me think about what God told us, in Luke 6:27-28, "But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you."
Some people find it difficult to do what God would have them do.
Some people believe they want to hate those who have hurt them.
But, as we read in today's verses, God wants us to love our enemies. He wants us to do good to those who hate us.
He wants us to bless them that curse us. And, He wants us to pray for them who despitefully use us.
Have you ever done this?
Or, have you refused to do this?
Hopefully, not. Because if you have refused to do what God wants you to do, chances are you may not truly be a saved person.
Those who have gained salvation, usually read God's Word, the Bible, and want to be obedient to Him.
After all... isn't that what Jesus did?!
Jesus came to earth, knowing full well that He would suffer here on earth, and humanly die on a wooden cross. He knew He would be resurrected and would return to Heaven, to be with God, the Father.
He was obedient to God the Father's calling for Him to complete the plan of redemption God the Father created, to save each of us.
Now, it's time for you to be obedient.
Do what God commands. And, my friend... you'll be blessed.
Until next time...
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