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Friday, October 03, 2008

One Amazing Weekend at the Movies!


Fresh Manna 2008© by Pastor Tim Burt

One Amazing Weekend at the Movies!
You did it!

You made FIREPROOF the No. 4 overall movie in America this past weekend! In fact, if you look at per-screen average (and Hollywood does), you made FIREPROOF the second-leading per-screen film this weekend.

You puzzled Hollywood pundits and prognosticators. You boggled movie-based bloggers. You showed the movie industry that there not only is interest in good, wholesome films, but there is also an audience for them.

You made an impact. And in case you're wondering, people noticed. This is what USA Today said:

“The surprise of the weekend, though, was the Christian-themed Fireproof. Made for $500,000 and released on 839 screens, the Kirk Cameron drama did $6.5 million and took fourth place.

“Most analysts did not expect the film to crack the top 10, yet it enjoyed the second-largest debut this year for a film opening on fewer than 1,000 screens; the biggest was Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour, which debuted to $31 million on 683 screens.”

After winning the championship game in Facing the Giants, Coach Grant Taylor asks the members of his football team, “What is impossible with God?” To a player, they all answered: “Nothing.”

Thank you for your overwhelming support FIREPROOF on opening weekend!

If you haven’t seen FIREPROOF please don’t wait to go see it. We all want to see more Christian movies produced and your seeing it will help that happen!

Now here is today's Manna...

AS CONTENT AS A BABY... By Renee Burt

Have you ever sat and watched a baby lying in its mother's arms, looking as though it didn't have a care in the world? That's because babies DON'T have a care! It doesn't take long for them to understand that when they're hungry, their mother will feed them more than enough. And when they make a mess in their pants, their mother will change their pants. And when they need to get some rest, their mother will lay them down to rest. So they don't worry, they don't get stressed out, they don't feel condemned because they spit up on their mother or made a mistake they think their mother might get mad at. The only problem they have is that one day they'll grow up and forget the lessons they learned in their mother's arms. And that's this...to be content, knowing that God, our heavenly daddy, will take care of all our needs with MORE than enough. And He's not too big of a God that He won't reach down to help us out of all of our "messes." And He knows just how to give us the "rest" we need. And He is never condemning us for our mistakes, so He doesn't want us to EVER be worried, stressed out and condemning ourselves. Because He loves us through thick and thin, and He won't stop caring for us NO MATTER WHAT...anymore than you would stop caring for your baby when it made a mess or made a mistake. So uproot those weeds of wrong thinking...do some cultivating, like it says in today's verse...and learn to be content in the knowledge that He loves you always and forever. Rest in His arms...and let Him quiet your heart as you snuggle close to the heart of God!

Psalm 131:2 MSG ~ I've kept my feet on the ground, I've cultivated a quiet heart. Like a baby content in its mother's arms, my soul is a baby content.

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