You will be rewarded for this: your hope will not be disappointed. Proverbs 23:18
Today is Saturday so I didn’t walk with my friend, but I did walk to the church while John went to a men’s prayer breakfast. It was a gray and cool Saturday, a day to wear a hoodie and a vest.
I prayed as usual and nothing spectacular happened, but each time I walk around that building it’s like the dream and the reality become more like the other; very much like a couple who have been married for as long as my husband and I have been married. The longer we are together the more like the other we become.
I know it’s not a question anymore of if, or how or even when. I know that I know that I know, and I know that I can walk confidently in that knowledge. Ephesians 3:12 says,
”Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.”
And that’s the thing about Christianity, true Christianity. It’s not arrogant, it’s humble but it’s confident. Does that seem like a paradox? Well, Christianity is a paradox and it’s one that glorifies God. We don’t deserve the goodness of God and we know that God loves us all more than we’ll ever realize so it makes us humble and confident at the same time. I know that I don’t deserve the good things that God has given me, and yet I am doing what I dreamed of doing, and that makes me able to walk confidently wherever I go.
Being a writer isn’t anything I can do on my own; it’s what Jesus does in me. Believing for Ebenezer Films isn’t anything I can believe into existence; it’s the belief that the Lord put this into me to glorify his name.
And it isn’t just my prayers that the Lord will be answering, but the prayers of the people of Redeemer Lutheran who, in 1951, had a dream to build a church on the corner of 9th and Cherokee that would glorify the name of the Lord. Even though the church is being sold, our collective prayers will be answered and this building will again be used to glorify the name of the Lord. The Gospel will be told and retold in relevance. Each stone those builders put in that building in 1951 represents each person whose life will be touched by the films produced by Ebenezer Films.
The Lord gave me the promise of Proverbs 23:18 and I know He will bring it about as He knows best; more, bigger and better than I can even imagine.
The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenants and obey his demands. Psalm 25:10
Psalm 118:21 I thank you for answering my prayer and giving me victory!
Psalm 27:14 Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes. Wait patiently for the Lord.
Psalm 27:8 My heart has heard you say, “Come talk with me,” and my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”