Movie Review; ACRIMONY.

Hey there!
So I’ve been MIA for almost 3 months. I could accredit this to the law as most say that law is a ‘jealous house wife or a nagging lover’. But oh well, its just my lack of balancing. *shrugs*

During my hibernation, I watched Acrimony written and directed by Tyler Perry. Am a huge fun of Tyler’s firstly because he has handsome bald men *winks* but mostly because his movies have a moral at the end of it all. From ‘Confessions of a marriage counselor’, to ‘Temptation’, to ‘If loving you is wrong’ series and now to ‘Acrimony’.

This is a tale of college sweethearts who meet in a rather absurd way but the romance builds up gradually as Robert, the main actor helps Melinda out with her assignment. Shortly, the mother passes on and she, Melinda (Taraji P. Henson), loses her virginity on the night of the mothers burial to Robert, what she later refers to as him ‘taking advantage’ of her sorrow.
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The plot builds up to unravel the anger management issues that Melinda deals with whenever she loses her cool that almost brings her to the point of death when she caught Robert cheating on her before they got married. The story goes on and on and on.

Unlike most Tyler Perry movies where the moral is revealed as the plot unravels, Acrimony was twisted in a way. At some point, I really thought Robert didn’t love Melinda at all and was on a mission to finish her inheritance and it got worse when his obsession over his ‘battery’ was his major excuse for not getting a job while Melinda broke her back working two jobs to sustain and feed them and to add insult to injury, he convinced her to mortgage her mothers house which she’d worked her head off to build and leave for the daughters, to sponsor his ‘battery’ invention.
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However, when he messes up the delivery that Melinda’s sisters got for him to try save the house from being foreclosed, for an interview with a company that he’d sent letters to for the past 18 years, everything goes under the water. It is at this point that Melinda chooses to divorce Robert because her sister finds a wallet of the girl he was caught with 20 years ago in his caravan. Robert pleads with her and assures her he still loves her but signs the divorce papers and is kicked out of the house.

He is picked up from the shelter later, where he’s been banking for close to 3 months by the girl from his 20 year past, who is one of the influential people now at Prescott, the company that accepts Roberts battery and his fate changes. He becomes worth millions and in an attempt to repay Melinda for believing in him and all the sacrifices she made, he gives her a 20 million dollar cheque plus the deed to her mothers house which he bought back for her. At this point, Melinda is filled with regret and wants to get back with Robert but its too late. Robert and Diana are now together and headed towards marriage.
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She (Melinda), becomes psycho and stalks Diana, sending endless death threats on social media, burning her wedding dress and tormenting her. Melinda is summoned and a restraining order placed on her from the couple by the judge but all this ends up into her death and the severe wounding of Robert.
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This movie is filled with hate, regret, ill feeling, animosity and bitterness of a once faithful wife left to wither in her pain and regret of seeing her dream life being handed down to a mistress of the once faithful husband.

Whenever you get to watch this movie, come lets discuss and see who was the better person, and whether Melinda should’ve kept on after 18 years of a deteriorated marriage.
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I must say, this movie was one of its kind.

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Jesus’s Pursuit of Joy. 🙌

[Look] to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)

Does the example of Jesus contradict the principle of Christian Hedonism? Namely, that love is the way of joy and that one should choose it for that very reason, lest one be found begrudging obedience to the Almighty or chafing under the privilege of being a channel of grace or belittling the promised reward.

Hebrews 12:2 seems to say fairly clearly that Jesus did not contradict this principle.

The greatest labor of love that ever happened was possible because Jesus pursued the greatest imaginable joy, namely, the joy of being exalted to God’s right hand in the assembly of a redeemed people: “For the joy that was set before him [he] endured the cross!”

In saying this, the writer means to give Jesus as another example, along with the saints of Hebrews 11, of those who are so eager for and confident in the joy God offers that they reject the “fleeting pleasures of sin” (Hebrews 11:25) and choose ill-treatment in order to be aligned with God’s will.

It is not unbiblical, therefore, to say that what sustained Christ in the dark hours of Gethsemane was the hope of joy beyond the cross. This does not diminish the reality and greatness of his love for us, because the joy in which he hoped was the joy of leading many sons to glory (Hebrews 2:10).

His joy is in our redemption, which redounds to God’s glory. To abandon the cross and thus to abandon us and the Father’s will was a prospect so horrible in Christ’s mind that he repulsed it and embraced death.

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Stand warned!

“For every child of God defeats this evil world,
and we achieve this victory through our faith” 1
John 5:4, NLT.
“I always cause you to triumph. I will always
cause you to experience victory after victory
because you carry My name. You carry My Spirit
within you and you are and always will be
victorious through Me. I need your faith fully
activated now because these are the days of a
great falling away among believers. I need your
faith stronger than it’s ever been My child. Your
victory is in your faith that I am GOD and My
WORD is true. Have faith in Me that I will do all I
have promised you. Don’t be moved by what you
see. Don’t be moved by what you hear. Only be
moved by My Spirit. Keep your mind stayed on
Me. Keep your heart set on Me, and clear of all
offense. For offense in the heart is a major faith
blocker. Holding grudges in the heart stands in
the way of what I want to accomplish mightily in
you and through you. Let nothing hinder My move
in your life. Every victory that I will cause you to
experience, will be a victory for the entire Body of
Christ. Every time you triumph over evil with
good, it will be a triumph for all of My people.
Your obedience will send supernatural strength
throughout the entire Body of Christ. So have
faith in Me and obey what I have said to you. If
you love Me, yes, if you really, really love Me, then
obey Me, and I will cause you to shine brightly in
the earth for My glory! Says the LORD.”

Had Me At Hello…. 

Christian Blogger 100

She lives west of my residenceand is further east from where I lie

Safe in the comfort of her mothers hand

Serene in the watchful gaze of he who moulds

Safe, safe is how I feel….
If only this girl knew,

If only this girl knew that safe is how she makes me feel

If only she knew that her smile can light up a little village where I am from,

That her smile can power the vast city of my heart for a generation better that a generator

If only this girl knew that her 25 year plan fits so perfectly to my lifetime plan with her.

If only this girl knew that in everything she is makes me everything I am..

If only she knew…
If only this girl knew

How Much I love her

If only she knew…

That seeing her is Christmas, new years, summer…

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Endurance through the storm. 💫

“I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the
goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.”
Psalm 27:13
If your faith has brought you this far, it is your
faith that will carry you on to the other side of
glory! You may have come through terrible
circumstances, and you may have thought, “This
situation has put me so far behind, and I don’t
know how I’m going to reach that place God has
for me!” But if He can bring you through the pain
and suffering, He can usher you into the land of
the living. Don’t lose confidence in your Lord.
Don’t limit His wisdom and grace. God will be
glorified in your life! As you continue walking with
Him, you will see His salvation and His glory
manifested in your life!

Devotion series. 📖

Ola fellow believers. 👋

As Christians we face a lot of struggles in keeping in sync with the word and what it says. Especially in this world that has been so corrupted and diluted by “self”. Truthfully I’ve fallen short so many times and keep asking myself if God will really take me back. Because I feel that I’ve strayed so far off beyond redemption.

Shockingly, Gods love never changes. It’s at that point when am weakest that He arouses a new strength in me not to give up on Him(2corinthians 12:9).
But I came to realise that this new strength comes when I attend fellowships or services with fellow believers(Matthew 18:20).Its in this that I regain confidence from testimonies that I’m never alone. His grace and love abounds more and more and I can never fall short of it, only, I have to keep in step(Galatians 5:25) and in obedience to Him.

As a blogger but most importantly as a Christian, I have a duty to my neighbour. 😊To keep them accountable and then present them to Christ holy and unblemished (Ephesians 5:19).
In order to achieve this, I feel led to post daily devotions. Not by my strength, but His. How refreshing it is to start your day with the word and sail through it with assurance that nothing under the sun cannot be conquered with Him by our side. 😇
Being a Christian and sailing through this temporal life is intentional. Only those who seek Him and stand the test will inherit His Kingdom.
Let’s join hands ✊, be accountable to one another and be led by the spirit to discover His truths.