Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Thought from Sam

Honoring God
A thought by Sam

Eric Liddell: God made countries, God makes kings, and the rules by which they govern. And those rules say that the Sabbath is His. And I for one intend to keep it that way. "

"Chariots of Fire" is one of my favorite movies. Eric Liddell is one of my heroes. We watched that movie last night. I had not seen it in ages. Eric Liddell's immovable faith awed me. There was one line in the movie that really stuck out to me. Not the one above, but it's a piece where someone says "Run your best to honor God, and let the world stand back in awe." (Not the exact words, but that was the meaning...) How many of us waste our time wishing, "I wish I had a better singing voice!" "I wish I could draw like that!" "I wish I could play such and such an instrument like that person." "I wish.." "I wish.."Stop wishing! You have your talents! God chose those certain talents to suit YOU. So waht, someone else is better than you at singing. So what if someone else is writing best-seller novels. It doesn't mean that your talent is beneath those. Your talent is a gift from God. A BLESSING. Let's use our talents to HONOR God. Not ourselves. Not our family. GOD. If we do that, the world just may stand back in awe. If not, who cares. God is still watching. And isn't His opinion the one that matters?
I highly recommend this movie. Don't watch it just to watch a movie. Watch it to learn something. There is much you can learn from Eric Liddell.

(Thanks, Sam! I really enjoyed reading this!!! Maiden4Him)

1 comment:

BelovedPeace said...

Very good thought Sam! Thanks! :-) I haven't watched that movie, so I'll have to ask about it!! :-)

Also, I like the quote at the beginning too! We always try not to do work and such on Sunday's, (our Sabbath), since thats what God's word says! :-)
I was reading a devotional awhile ago and in it there were countless stories about people who refused to work on the Sabbath, and God blessed them so much because of it! They were really neat stories! :-)

Well, anyways, thanks again for posting that Sam!

And thank you again to Princess Incognita for letting us! :-)

Love you both!
Amy (SJ) :-)