This is one of my favorite movies ever since it combined two of my greatest loves: Jesus and football. There are some pretty powerful concepts in here- one of my favorites talks about a concept similar to the story going around the internet about how a church decided to gather together and pray for rain in the midst of a drought, but only one little boy brought his umbrella (they use a different example in the movie). Do you have your umbrella ready for God’s miracles? Will you truly act on your faith when you pray or do you come umbrella-less? Enjoy the movie! 🙂
“Peter Marshall, the great evangelical preacher, once said that we need “faith like potatoes” – plain, simple, real faith that will sustain us in our everyday lives. Whenever I pick up a potato I remember those words. That’s the kind of faith I want. When we have faith and act on it, God will come through for us, no matter what our circumstances. God is King!”
― Angus Buchan, Faith Like Potatoes: The Story of a Farmer Who Risked Everything for God
I love this movie. It is the true story of Angus Buchan. An African farmer of Scottish descent that found his way to God and had enough faith to plant potatoes during a time of drought because God told him to. I am still struggling at times to have faith in God, but He is showing me that there are times when the things we want the most are growing where we cannot see them and if we just have enough faith… they will be beyond anything we had hoped for.
For anyone who wants to shield their children from some rather harsh, real-life events you may want to consider if you want to show this or not to them, but if you find all Disney movies approved for them, the scenario is as seen in more than one Disney movie.
However, I love this movie because it’s true- our faith needs to be a sustaining faith and through God, it can be!! Enjoy!
This was the first movie by Sherwood Pictures- the church based group that also did Facing the Giants (one of my favorites), Fireproof, and Courageous. It is about a used car lot owner who had been devious with his ways but decided to give his life to God and went honest. The movie shows his struggles and God’s ultimately rewarding him for “delighting [himself] in the Lord.”
Even though it seems a little amateurish in the production, the message is still just as strong. I haven’t been delighting myself in God for I’ve felt like He couldn’t even see me. I haven’t been believing but the movie reminded me of one of my favorite verses… but in context. Wow! Mind. Blown! Amazing how we can allow ourselves to forget His Word and the promises found therein!!!!
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. Ps 37:4-12
All this time the answer to my doubt was in Your Word!!!! Forgive me for my doubt. Forgive me and help me believe again. Believe in Your goodness. Believe in Your faithfulness! I love You Jesus,