22 Day Challenge 12 of 22

Posted: December 5, 2012 by donaldsonta in 22 Day Challenge
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Today’s video is about Jesus working in Laura Klock’s life. Laura is famous for building custom motorcycles, and holding some landspeed records. The link for today’s challenge is here.

When Laura was young she blamed herself for a lot of issues that her parents had. She then got involved with drinking alcohol for the wrong reasons. This led to having an abortion at the age of 16, which then spiraled to full in alcoholism in her life. A man she was dating at the time invited her to church and Jesus turned her life around.

The part that stick out to me about Laura’s testimony was how she went to Church and the Pastor there was preaching about Gods love. This stuck out because I listen to so many sermons, that I really want the pastor to be passing what I feel is “more important” information. Having been a Christian for a bit, and having listened to hundreds and hundreds of hours of sermons I can get bored with repetitions of stuff like Gods love. All I want is the next super secret Greek translation to uncover another amazing layer of Christ’s intentions while He was on earth. I get so caught up in knowledge that I forget how all important Gods love is, and I want to just brush over it and get to “the meat”.
It wasn’t some incredible new translation from an undiscovered tablet that saved Laura. She wouldn’t have cared about any of that. But it was world changing to her to know that Jesus’ purpose in coming to earth wasn’t to explain how to worship, or what spiritual gifts we would have. He came down to pay for our sins because He loves us. That was the point. Sometimes I get a little Pharisee, and I need to keep in mind, that every Sunday brings new visitors to the Church. Visitors that might not know that God is a good and loving Father.

  1. CJNeading says:

    I was focused on her secret life. We all have things we are ashamed of in our past or even in our present. Things we may even foolish tried to hide from Christ. As we grow closer to God on our journey the light exposes more and more of the sin in our lives. Things we dont even realize and things we thought we had already “dealt with.” I love that even tho the work is probably endless God only strives more to help deeper our relationship.

    Ephesians 5 10Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. 11Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. 12It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. 13But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, 14for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said,

    “Awake, O sleeper,

    rise up from the dead,

    and Christ will give you light.”

    In the tags Terry mentioned reversal. Speaking of reversal I thought this was a good sermon from Mars Hill latest series Esther “Jesus is a better reversal” http://marshill.com/media/esther/jesus-is-a-better-reversal

    • donaldsonta says:

      I enjoyed the Esther series, it was kind of neat how obvious it became as the story continued that God wasn’t obviously “acting” to change the events in the story.

      New series started Sunday. Seems like a good one!

  2. Travis says:

    Great video again – and good point on the God’s love message being something that someone needs to hear, even if you have heard it many times before.

    I like to compare the intensities of these films and think about how the folks at iamsecond selected these 22 and how they compare/contrast. Many are intense and involve tough like situations, some not as tough. At first I looked down upon the not so tough ones like the young actress. I’m now more accepting of them with the remembrance that God works in big AND small ways. Duh Travis.

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