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The Weekend Brew: Reconciled to God

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For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  (2 Corinthians 5:19 NLT)

Last night at church we showed the film Father of Lights.  I was speechless as I watched this man travel the world to share the gospel with those whom others might consider “hard hearted”.  He was bold, fearless and full of faith because He trusted his heavenly father to direct his every step and to protect him.  Guru’s, gang members and muslims all gave their hearts to Jesus because of a man who chose to love them to Christ, instead of calling out their sin.

God has reconciled us, or reunited us, in relationship with Himself through His Son, Jesus.  He does not ask us to clean ourselves up before we enter relationship with Him.  We can come as we are.  Sometimes I think I look at others with judgment, thinking their hearts are hard or not yet ready to receive the Lord.  Who am I to ever judge the heart of a man?  Oh Father, forgive me!  God has given us the message of reconciliation, so that we would tell others about Him, and the free gift of salvation.

Are you reconciling others to God?  If you haven’t had a chance to see Father of Lights, I would highly recommend it.  You can’t help but be changed after watching it.

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26 Comments

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    Michele-Lyn
    September 15, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    These words convicted my heart today.. I need them. Thank you. They are full of wisdom and the love of God. Blessings to you, friend.

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      Barbie
      September 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      Blessings to you sweet one as you rest in the loving arms of the Savior!

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    soulstops
    September 15, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    wow, that trailer is powerful and reading the about page…thanks for sharing, Barbie…praying for greater boldness…blessings 🙂

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      Barbie
      September 17, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      It was truly powerful my friend. Such an eye opener.

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    Wendy @ E1A
    September 16, 2012 at 12:11 am

    This movie sounds so encouraging and the description you have given reminds me of The Cross and the Switchblade” by David Wilkerson.

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      Barbie
      September 17, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      Everyone should see this movie. I haven’t ever seen The Cross and the Switchblade. Maybe a long time ago, but my memory fades.

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    Rosann
    September 16, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Going to check out the link for the film when I get back from church. It sounds wonderful and like something that would really speak to me. I sometimes struggle with judging other hearts. I don’t mean to, but it sort of happens before I realize I’ve done it. So thankful for God’s grace and mercy. 🙂

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      Barbie
      September 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      You will love it Rosann!

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    Renee
    September 16, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Thanks for the reminder and for hosting this great link up! Blessings, Barbie!

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      Barbie
      September 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you Renee!

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    Child of God
    September 16, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Hi Barbie,
    I too will check out this link, sounds like a fantastic movie.

    Nice post!
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      Barbie
      September 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      It was truly amazing. I was speechless.

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    charis
    September 16, 2012 at 8:03 am

    i loved this movie! i totally cried. God is so good beyond what i can even expect or anticipate. i want to own a copy of father of lights. reconciliation initiated by God Himself is amazing!

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      Barbie
      September 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      Me too Charis! We sold out of it. I am going to order more. Have you seen the other two films in the series? I haven’t yet.

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        charis
        September 17, 2012 at 9:21 pm

        no i haven’t yet!

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    jen
    September 16, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Have heard about “Father of Lights”, but have yet to see it! Sounds incredible. Thanks for sharing!

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      Barbie
      September 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      It was truly amazing! There are two other films in the series that I haven’t seen.

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    Laura Boggess
    September 16, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Oh, wow, Barbie, I had not heard of this movie. It looks very powerful. I will have to check into this, thank you for the recommendation! And thank you for sharing your beautiful words-your beautiful art.

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      Barbie
      September 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you so much Laura!

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    Pam
    September 16, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I have not heard of this movie, but will look for it! Long time prayers for one who is getting older, having health issues, has been on my heart this week. Praying so much for him to finally understand and hear the Lord’s voice calling, to know his tender arms carrying him, have the hope of eternity. And God’s words of assurance that He is using prayers beyond my imagination. This turned my Sunday thought to a this prayer perspective…and yours is an echo to my heart! Thanks, Barbie! – Pam, http://wordglow.wordpress.com

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      Barbie
      September 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      Oh Pam, I can feel the ache in your heart. I will be in prayer for this one, that he would turn His heart to the Lord. Blessings!

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    bettynz
    September 17, 2012 at 5:18 am

    It is no less than amazing what can be done if we just listen and follow His leading and not what the world tells us. I haven’t heard of this movie, either, but I am so glad that there are those like him in this world.

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      Barbie
      September 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      I want to follow Him every day. Yet most days I feel as if I step out with my own agenda. Striving to lean in closer and get His heart before I take a step. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Laurie Collett
    September 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

    May His light of love & reconciliation shine through us! Thanks for the gresat post & for hosting the linkup, & God bless!
    Laurie

    http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/

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      Barbie
      September 17, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Thank you Laurie!

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