“Do you think they can pause the movie?”

We went to the movies today.  Lori and Jacqueline watched Twilight.  I went with Valerie and Walker to see Bolt in 3D.  We were about 3/4 of the way through the movie when Walker asked, “Do you think they can pause the movie while I go to the bathroom?”  Another priceless moment of Walker’s long list of quotables.  He’s such a funny guy!

I really enjoyed watching this movie with the kids.  They are for sure what makes my life smile.  They each mean more to me than I could ever express in words.  The theatre here has stadiuim seating and the arms raise up so you can sit real close.  Valerie snuggled right under my arm.  It was wonderful and I treasure the memory of our time at the movies.

I bet God treasures the moments we sit close with Him.  When was the last time you took in the scenery with Him?  The Fall is my favorite time of year.  The leaves turning colors are so pretty.  Next time you have a minute alone somewhere and you can take in the changing of the season… snuggle in the Lord and thank him for the sight.

The most powerful Force!

Earlier in the month I asked the question, What would you say is… the most powerful force on earth?”  The motivation for asking the question was an infomercial of sorts I heard on a local Christian radio station.  The Pastor was talking about all sorts of things that pertain to his church and then made a comment about prayer being the most powerful force on earth.

When he said that I immediately asked, “Is it really?”  Is the act of prayer the most powerful force?  I’m sure that’s not what he meant… but that is what I heard him say.  Sometimes I think we get so bent on doing the act of prayer that we forget God is the reason for the act.  Sometimes we get so focused on so many other “things” of God that we miss God in the process.

I would say God is the most powerful force!  Everything else comes from Him.  A.W. Tozer puts it this way,

The voice of God is the most powerful force in nature, indeed the only force in nature, for all energy is here only because the power-filled Word is being spoken. (The Pursuit of God, 70).

Psalm 33:8-9,

All the earth should worship the Lord;
       the whole world should fear him.
He spoke, and it happened.
       He commanded, and it appeared. (NCV).