*I watched a screener copy of this movie for free online to facilitate this review.
What would you do if God told you to pack up and move to a new city? What if you had to walk up to someone and tell them that God told you to come work for them?
Both of those things would be hard, wouldn’t they? Outside of our comfort zone for most of us.
But that’s exactly what happened to the main character, Faith, in Steps of Faith.
Steps of Faith opens with Faith getting toilet papered by a boy at church. lol She does not have a good track record of working with kids.
When Faith tells her family that God wants her to move and work with kids, they are not supportive. They point out that she doesn’t go to church more than once a month, and how she doesn’t even like kids or animals. After that argument with her parents, she asks God for one more sign that this is really what He wants her to do. The next day at work, her boss asks her to send a check to Steps of Faith. That’s her sign to go. She goes to her parents again to seek their blessing on her move. They are still not supportive of her.
“If this is your calling, than what does it matter how we feel about it.” – Mom
“Are you going to move even if we don’t give you are blessings?” – Dad
“Yes” – Faith
“Well, then there’s your answer.” – Dad
“I’m leaving on Wednesday” – Faith
“Are you two just going to let her walk out the door? You sit in service every Sunday, but because your daughter is following the voice of God you’re ready to shoot the messenger. I might just have to rethink this whole religious thing. I sit in service every Sunday, I feed the homeless, I help take care of the elderly, but I have never actually heard God’s voice. Not once.” – Faith’s sister
That’s powerful stuff. Are you ready and willing to follow God no matter what? Even if your family doesn’t want you to? Or believe that you heard from God?
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After that argument with her parents, Faith meets with her pastor for advice.
“God puts these obstacles in our path so we don’t go around feeling like saints” – pastor
Then she does move. Unfortunately it doesn’t go any smoother for her after arriving at Steps of Faith. They won’t hire her even after she told them that God told her to come work for them.
“This is all a little to cuckoo for me. Check back in 6 months.” – Belle
So she does the only thing that she can do. She goes back every day until they do hire her.
“God told me I that I was supposed to be doing this.” – Faith
“Well He didn’t tell me.” – Belle
“I’ll be back everyday until you hire me. See you tomorrow.” – Faith
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And the owner does finally do hire her. To muck out the stalls.
Check out this second exclusive clip. This scene cracks me up. lol
Faith is ok with mucking out the stalls since she does not have a good track record of working with kids. So even though she follows what God told her to do, by moving and getting a job at Steps of Faith, she avoids working with the children there. She finally has no choice but to start, though.
After a child gets almost gets hurt on her watch, Faith gets discouraged and goes home. Her father gives her an encouraging talk that ends with:
“It’s time for you to pick yourself up and go get what God has for you.” (Very wise advice for anyone.)
Faith does just that. Returning to Steps of Faith, working hard, getting certified in hippo-therapy, and getting married to the owner of Steps of Faith.
The main themes of Steps of Faith, now on DVD, are faith, purpose, and relationships. Even though it’s called a dramedy, there is not a lot of comedy in the movie. There were a couple of scenes that I laughed at, and a few more that made me chuckle. But it’s not a belly laugh comedy. Starring Charles Malik Whitfield, Chrystee Pharris, Irma P. Hall, it is rated PG. There is no language or violence in the movie. I think the PG rating is because of a couple of kisses, between Faith’s parents, and Faith & Marshall.
I recommend Steps of Faith for the whole family.
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