After I shared the expansion of my vision to John, we went through the rest of our morning and then I took him to work. On most mornings I go straight back home, but on this morning I decided to drive by my prayer circle and thank the Lord for the vision and for the expansion of the vision he has given to me.
Great was my surprise when I drove by a new sign in red letters on a white background proudly announcing the building has Sold.
Now, many of you might wonder if this has hurt my faith, or if I’m disappointed in this new event. Let me assure you this has not hurt my faith or made me disappointed in the least. In fact, I’ve always known that if it sold it didn’t necessarily mean that God did not want me to dream this vision nor does it mean I was mistaken. Of course, I could be mistaken, and I won’t discount that, but it’s not at all as if it was beyond God. For one thing, I’ve always known that I’m not ready, and to tell you the truth, neither is this building. There are a lot of problems with it. Perhaps the Lord has allowed someone else to buy it who will bring it up to code. Just because it’s sold doesn’t mean that the Lord doesn’t have this in mind for me. It could be a “wait on the Lord.”
It could be.
Logic dictates that I should be extremely disappointed, but faith operates beyond the confines of logic. I find it interesting that on the day I told John that I thought I my vision wasn’t big enough, I discover that the place I’ve been focusing on has sold.
And what is the expansion of this dream?
What if I’m not called to produce Christian films? What if I’m called to produce people who would produce Christian films, music, and the arts that glorify the Lord?
Now, admittedly I’ve never wanted to be an educator; but I do have a desire to do what the Lord calls. If this is His call for Ebenezer Productions, then I want what the Lord wants.
I cannot possibly imagine what God has in store for John and me and every day and in every way he’s preparing us for the task he has planned for the rest of our lives. We aren’t going to slowly retire and diminish into a rocking chair only to die in our sleep in front of the television (or in front of the computer laughing at Hogan’s Heroes for the billionth time). While that’s a possibility, it won’t be a lifestyle.
I love Isaiah 64:4 “For since the world began, no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him!” (NLT, bolded mine) and then there’s Ephesians 3:20 “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” (NLT)
“No ear has heard … no eye has seen … a God like you who works for those who wait for him!”
Think about these two verses... I mean really ponder the words: "to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think". Think of the implications!
So, to personalize another much loved verse, I will wait on the Lord and see my strength renewed. I will mount up with wings like an eagle. I will run and not grow weary and I will walk and not faint.
You just wait and see what the Lord is going to do in the life of John and Coleen Hambrick. I guarantee when it’s all said and done everyone will know there is a God and he works in their lives!