Yesterday was Sunday. I don’t blog on Sunday, but something happened as a precursor to the awesomeness I experienced this morning.
As usual we were studying The Circle Maker. During the course of the class, a conversation happened that caused me to decide this morning to talk to the Lord about the way I’m praying for Ebenezer Films, and to ask the Lord to help me know I am praying with pure motives. It never hurts to check with the Lord, and since James tells us that if we ask for wisdom, the Lord will give it to us without reproach.
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:5-6
Then a verse popped into my head that talks about how people who trust God won’t be disappointed. I wasn’t sure about the exact wording, so I decided to open up Bible Gateway. I typed in the word “disappointed” and got way too many verses to scan through. I decided to limit and specify the scan, so instead of searching the entire Bible I had the search limited to Psalms through Jeremiah.
Usually I choose another word.
Two verses popped up. I didn’t even look at the second one:
You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.” Proverbs 23:18
He answered my question in such a way that I knew I no longer have to ask for Ebenezer Films; now it is my job to thank Him for it and tell everyone the great and mighty things the Lord is doing in the life of the John Hambricks.
Now, I have to tell you that I believe the Lord is calling me to work on transforming my novel, The Mole, into a screenplay. It’s part of what I’m supposed to be doing, and I’m working on it in obedience. When it’s done, I have a feeling things are going to move.
Watch and you’ll see that the world will know that there is a God in Bartlesville and He’s with anyone who will trust Him with all their hearts and not lean on their own understanding. In all their ways, if they acknowledge Him, He directs their paths and great and mighty things He will accomplish through His people.
Now I'll be carrying these verses everywhere I go.
The Name of the Lord is to be praised.
Psalm 27:14 Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes. Wait patiently for the Lord.
Psalm 118:21 I thank you for answering my prayer and giving me victory!
Psalm 25:10 The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenants and obey his demands.
Psalm 27:8 “My heart has heard You say, “Come talk with Me,” and my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”