Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday Swag

I love having girlfriends that aren't embarrassed to act like kids with me!  Saturday afternoon, we went to see the Justin Bieber: Never Say Never movie.  We may have been the oldest people in the theatre without children.  We may have been laughed at a few times, like when we purchased our tickets.  Sweet Joanna arrived early to purchase our tickets.  They asked, "Will that be one adult and one child?"  She had to sheepishly explain, "No, that will be two adults, please."  The ladies snickered behind their glass window, but it was totally worth it!!  

The Biebs, in his signature color. 
Watching this movie in the theater was an experience in itself.  I felt like I was back in middle school, with all the chattering girls and high pitched shrieks every time Justin appeared on the big screen.  "I love you Justin Bieber," I heard from the back (several times).  Everyone was singing and dancing along by the end of the show.  I may have gotten a little misty-eyed a few times throughout the movie (don't judge).  

Rockin' the 3D glasses!  
We got swagger!  J.B. t-shirts ... kid's sizes!  
Believe it or not, the movie was really well done, and Justin Bieber is a very talented young man.  I have a new found respect for him, and his journey to the top!  He comes from a Christian family and his production team prays before each show.  It was very refreshing to see this in the world we live in today.  As a young Hollywood star, Justin is going to be faced with a lot of pressures.  I certainly pray that he doesn't choose the moral paths of the others: Britney, Charlie, Lindsey, Mel, and many, many others. 

I do believe that the director was wrong with the final message.  Basically, it says that if you believe in yourself and work hard, you can reach your dreams.  I know it may be strange to tie in a Biblical thought to this post, but it makes me sad that so many viewers are getting a skewed message.  Although the movie's synopsis sounds nice and motivating, I prefer Biblical truth.  We must follow Christ first and foremost.  Although He does call us to work hard, as the Bible tells us that we will reap what we sow, our achievements are NOT gained on our merit alone.  It is through the Lord that we will succeed in our lives, and this may not look like success as the world sees success.  We may not gain fame and fortune, our rewards may be eternal...which are of MUCH greater value!!  

In his heart a man plans his course, 
but the Lord determines his steps. 
Proverbs 16:8

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; 
in all your ways  acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight. 
Proverbs 3:5-6

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13

P.S.  I want you to know, Mr. Bieber, I had swagger before anyone even knew you existed!  Haha!  


  1. you are awesome & beautiful and im very much jealous!

  2. LOVE this! Wish I could have joined y'all for the movie! So fun :)