One day after a morning of devotions, my reading led me to the 70 Resolutions by Jonathan Edwards. I was already acquainted with them, but this time they completely captivated my heart. I desired to have them more readily available to me in my office. I wanted them on my wall, reminding me as they did Edwards, “read over these Resolutions once a week.”
I immediately did some research online thinking that I could simply find a poster of the Resolutions to purchase. However, I could not find one poster even remotely related to the Resolutions. But this was not as big of a problem for me as it might be for others, for I’m a graphic designer by vocation.
What is interesting to note is that over the last few years I have sensed a leading by the Lord to work in some sort of ministerial way by preaching and teaching the Word of God. I have cherished every opportunity to pursue this calling, and each has been uniquely fulfilling because Bible study is my passion.
As I continued in my pursuit of biblical knowledge, I discovered that Ligonier Academy offered a distance learning program, which appealed to me greatly since I work full-time and have a family of six. Best of all, the school allows me to bring fellow believers with me as we pursue a deeper understanding of God’s word. I was thrilled by the notion that a band of brothers and I could study together; however, our funds would not permit us to attend quite yet. But this was not as big of a problem for me as it might be for others, for I’m a disciple by desperation.
Suddenly, it occurred to me that my disappointment in not finding a poster of the Resolutions may well be God’s blessing in disguise. By designing a poster of the Resolutions and making it available for all to purchase, perhaps I could use the proceeds to enable my fellow brothers in Christ and myself to attend the academy. I passed the idea by a series of trusted colleagues and advisors and decided to jump on it.
On Monday, April 4, 2011, The Resolutions Poster officially debuts, and all proceeds from the sales of this poster will be used to send fellow believers through biblical training at Ligonier Academy.
My life has been deeply touched by the 70 Resolutions, and in ways I am sure the author could never imagine, but it seems The Author of Life has once again taken something ancient and brought new life and purpose to it. He is, after all, the Great Redeemer, and I am blessed to witness how He has yet again made a way where there seems to be none.
I pray you enjoy your poster and that it helps you live a life of purpose, as it helps your fellow brethren do exactly the same.