For many years, Christian actress Meagan Good hoped to star in a superhero movie, but she says the opportunity did not materialize until she put her faith in action. Earlier this year, the 38-year-old thrilled viewers on the big screen in the hit DC superhero film Shazam! —a realized dream that began with a shift in her mindset.
During a chat with former “Empire” star and fellow Christian actress Grace Byers, who is host of the new “Sit + Sip” web series on YouTube, Good got personal about her journey.
She said, one day, she was talking to her film executive husband Devon Franklin about her unrealized goal. During the course of the conversation, he asked a thought-provoking question: “What are you doing to meet God halfway?” “Immediately faith without works came into my head,” said Good who plays the role of Darla Dudley’s adult superhero alter-ego in Shazam!
The thought that popped into Good’s head wasn’t random. It was is a scriptural reference to James 2:17, which says, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is de-ad, being alone.” “I was like, so I have all the faith in the world. I’m praying about it and literally expecting it to happen, but I have no works. I’m not doing anything to bring it to me,” she told Byers during their comfy chat on the sofa.
After that epiphany, the then 34-year-old changed her approach. She decided to start a fitness journey to get in the best shape of her life by age 35, with her birthday only approximately seven to eight months away. Good, who recently made her directorial debut as co-director of indie film drama, If Not Now, When? said she continued praying while getting in shape, and “within the year, Shazam! came.”
For those looking for something big to happen, Good’s Bible-based philosophy could prove to be helpful. “For me, it’s really about, whatever I’m believing for, making sure my works match my faith, and I have a lot of faith, so I’ve got to work hard,” she said. Aside from making sure her work ethic is on point, the busy entertainer, who just landed a recurring role on Fox’s new drama series, “Prodigal Son,” said spending time in God’s word is important above all else.
“I’ve read my Bible every single day for the past 12 years, minus 20 days,” the devoted follower of Christ said. “I’m seeking God’s face every day at the top of my day. That’s the most important thing in the world to me, period.”
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Lexus Smith – while some of you are so busy watching what dress she was wearing to BET awards Yahweh was busy healing her heart, growing her spirit, allowing her to see her beauty through His eyes, giving her the strength to focus heavenward etc… “He” Yahweh thought those things were a little more pressing matters than her dress at the moment.
TamiB_ – that part about giving urself to some1 who is not ur husband ALWAYS end bad was good. so true
iiGraceyy – Hey everyone, so I’ve read a few of the top comments and just want to say. I’m a Christian,]going to be 20 this year and have decided to wait till marriage not just because God commands it but because it feels right. I know in myself that not having pre-marital s-x will help me filter out the men who want me for my body because they won’t get what they came for. If having a part of my heart is not enough then he’s not for me.
Also, going through that battle of abstinence before marriage will bring so much closeness, love and friendship in my opinion. Now, don’t get me wrong s-x is a gift regardless and I embrace my se-xuality whole heatedly I accept these physical feelings as normal. But I know in my heart that I want to save myself for the man that God has called me to be a wife to.
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