This month I would like to highlight some incredible work done by Dr Kevin McAfee and the Oceania team, including Jim, Stephanie, Jennifer and Jag. They have worked on a World War II documentary over the past several years, inspired by a true story. Having completed the documentary, they submitted it to various film festivals.
To date, FINAL WORDS OF WORLD WAR II has won over 14 awards from all over the world!
Berlin, Rome, Sweden, Cannes Global, New York, Hollywood, Canada, Virginia and Georgia!
Congratulations from all the JP Knights prayer warriors and fans!
Thoughts for May: Divine Detours
In The Harvester Chronicles: JP Knights (p.340-341), Jill and Joel are driving back from the prison during the storm when they are shown a different route to take than they normally would. They see angels ahead who take them on a detour to get back home safely.
Have you ever had a divine detour? Seemingly going in the opposite direction than what you and maybe others think is the right way?
God wants us to trust Him, even when things aren't as you may have expected. Why do we have detours? Does it mean you have gone the wrong way and God is trying to get you back on track? Maybe. Sometimes our own will wins over what God wants for us. When we realize this, God may provide a route back to His path, or He may allow a different path to unfold that will equally please Him.
What if you believe you are following God, but the path is difficult and seems to go in a different direction than you are headed? God may use divine detours to do more than we can imagine (Eph 3:20 "Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.") His ways are above our ways, and His thoughts are above our thoughts. God will use these detours to accomplish more than we can imagine. We are so limited by our experiences that we sometimes can't think of the possibilities that God has in mind.
What do you do if you're on a divine detour?
First, submit your will to Him. Ask Him to get you back on track if you have strayed outside His Will, and ask His forgiveness. Then TRUST GOD! What may seem like the wrong way may turn out to be God's way to bring great and wonderful experiences to you and others. Don't be afraid - allow God's peace to fill you. If others don't understand, be patient and don't turn from God's path in your life. Keep doing what God asks you to do, and you will be surprised how He guides you and actually brings you to that goal that seemed, for a time, to be in the opposite direction!
Dr. Beth Lambert is a Pediatrician and Medical Director in Pennsylvania. JP Knights is the first film from her books.
Kevin & Lynn McAfee along with Jim and Rachel Gromer met to begin the script writing process for JP KNIGHTS the movie. Thanks for praying for the entire team!
Dr. McAfee and the team of GRP with Stephanie Musser met with city fathers in Pennsylvania at the Holiday Inn to discuss strategies for shooting in Johnstown.