I love going to movies. On Sunday evening, Brian and I went on a date night to see Star Wars: Rogue One. Like all Star Wars movies, the story hinges on the battle between good and evil — with some pretty awesome special effects.
If you haven’t seen the movie, I am not about to give away any important bits, so read on.
In the movie the heroine, Jyn, meets up with an unusual ally in a blind warrior name Chirrup Imwe. Though he is not a Jedi, he believes strongly in the “force” and is guided by it. Several times in the movie we find him repeating out loud, "I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me. I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me. I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me."
In one particular scene, Chirrup Imwe walks into what would appear to be certain death. Warriors were everywhere, shooting at him and all around him. Yet he walks courageously, repeating his mantra as he goes, and with his faith intact, Chirrup Imwe accomplishes his mission and saves the day. Well, maybe not the day. You need to see the movie. What we do see is that he was one with the force and the force was with him!
As a person thinks in their heart, so they become. Proverbs 23:7
On Sunday morning we talked about the importance of our thoughts. Our thoughts, even though we may consider it to be a little thing, are actually very important because it is our thoughts that determine who we become.
Solomon said in Proverbs 23:7, “As he thinks in his heart, so he is”. Isn’t it true that our lives have a tendency to move in the direction of our strongest thoughts. For instance, if we believe we can, chances are we will. Likewise, if we believe we can’t, we likely won’t.
On Sunday, I asked you to seek God for one thought. Like Chirrup Imwe, it is a thought that you will repeat over and over and over again until your mind is renewed. The thought becomes truth in your heart, and it will change the words you speak and the way you live.
Here’s the thing: that one little thought could result in a bigger change than you could ever imagine!
If you want to change the way you live, change the way you think.
May the force be with you!
Join us this Sunday as we continue our series entitled, Little things, BIG difference. Be sure to bring a friend!