Well, we’ve finally completed the edit of all four Purgatory, USA episodes. Whew! After delays and some reshoots and compressed scheduling, we were finally able to get everything done.
Good question. I prayed a lot about that last night. I sat in the dark at midnight and prayed for guidance and simply listened. After a few minutes I apologized for my struggling focus because I was so exhausted. I heard the Lord’s quiet voice tell me “Go to sleep. You’ll get your answer in the morning.”
So, I went to sleep, excited and tired. I woke up at 5:20 a.m. and hopped into the shower. I said “Okay, Lord, it’s morning! What’s the answer?”
Before 6:00 a.m. my daughter and I headed off to her school. On the drive to school we pray every morning, expressing gratitude for the simple things, asking for guidance and protection, for unbelievers and souls in Purgatory, and for those we know that are troubled or struggling.
As I prayed I said “Lord, help those struggling with challenges. Please let the Holy Spirit either help them to solve their problem or strengthen them to overcome what struggles they will face. Let them know, by the inner peace only you can provide, that they are on the right path…”
I stopped and laughed.
My daughter asked me what was so funny. I finished our prayer and told her that God just answered me.
“Let them know, by the inner peace only you can provide, that they are on the right path…”
God’s answers are always reliant on faith. God could have just said “here’s my plan!” That would be very easy for Him. But what good does that do me? Or any of us, when we pray? God’s answer is “you’ll know the path through faith.” Sure, I would have liked to have the short answer, like “Write 25 more episodes and start shooting!” or “We’re done with Purgatory, USA… start working on something else!” But those answers would not offer me the opportunity to express my faith through prayer and discernment.
So, I’ll pray and wait for that inner peace. Then I’ll know in which direction I should be heading.
And when I know, I’ll let you know.