This is a documentary film by Hillsong United. It's all about their ACTION - what they have done for God!
The documentary filmed over a period of 3 years follows the worship band as they travel across 6 continents 42 nations and 93 cities in a cross-cultural journey of music, animation, interviews and live action. It reveals their realisation that every story of hope, love, loss and sacrifice ultimately points to the one story. - HIS Story a.k.a God's Story.
I watched this short documentary at the cinema with my friends.The cinema was packed out and the tickets sold out so quickly which really surprised me. I guess that had to do with the fact that it was showing for one day only but also that the content MUST have been worth viewing.
As the movie played on, I was touched, inspired to do a lot more and to show the Love of Christ to to others and I learnt so much:
We keep calling this journey of life a race. The word 'race' sparks up this concept of competition. We're all running this race and everyone is trying to get ahead of the other person by any means possible but do we ever stop and think, just ask yourself "where are am I running to?"
Security, fame and all other materials things that we run towards is not a destination.
In a world of iTunes, iPod, iPhone and so on, It's all to do with 'I' - so self centered! We don't seem to think about our neighbours, brothers, sisters or friends...nope, we don't think about anyone else!
Everyone needs love. He loved us when we were useless; He laid His life down for us - now that's love! John 3:16. God is Love and to show love, we should lay down our life for our brothers and sister. What that means is not to literally 'die' in their place but to go out of our way to help others. There are times when we could give that old lady a hand with her shopping or we could let that mother with a pram get onto the bus first.
A perfect sacrifice was made by a perfect person for ALL the imperfect people. 1 Corinthians 4:18 - Love trusts, love protects, love always hopes, love never fails.
Each individual is unique; one person. Everyone cannot do everything but you as one person can do something. A lot of the time, we see the suffering in the world and we train ourselves not to look at the needs around us 'cos we may be a daily wreck. The thing is, we are fanning the flame if we sit back and do nothing.
There are countries where children are homeless; their bed is somebody's footpath. Children are the future but if they are not in that environment of school and education, they don't really have a future.
As I said before, everyone needs love. That seems to be the solution to a lot of things and there's a message of Love that has been given to us freely but how come people aren't hearing it?
The problem is not with the message but with the people delivering it. Christians are not known for what we stand for, rather for what we DO NOT stand for e.g abortions, same sex marriages e.t.c. We have made a big deal out of small things and small things out of a BIG deal. What we stand for seems pretty small when compared with the suffering in the world.
Jesus didn't die to give us religion but to give us LOVE. God's plan is HIS PEOPLE! Human judgement is never fair, tainted by selfish desires and incomplete knowledge. We are never gonna measure up to be perfect but the great thing about that is that He is not seeking our perfection.
We just need to accept His grace, be transparent and take off our self righteous apparel so people can look into us and see Jesus. God's picture for the church is that wherever there is people, we should light up the town.
We are the body of Jesus Christ. If Christ was here in the flesh; in His physical body, He would meet the needs of people. Love ACTS, you can't just talk about it, you need to show it. Ephesians 5:1-2
Everyone wants to make a change, some are waiting for a 'calling' - some sorta voice to say this is what you are to do. BUT where you see a need, go out and meet that need - that's your ministry! Don't waste a second hesitating. We are the future but also the PRESENT.
To change History, Take your place in HIS story. Lets war against injustice & oppression and let our love unite us and let our lives impress Jesus Christ!
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................hope this makes you think and act...the world is in our hands.We must be the change that we want to see...........