VISION, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 1/6/20, (Across my desk this morning.)
|“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” (Proverbs 23:7, NKJV)|
|What’s in Your Picture Frame?|
Every one of us has a picture in our mind of our self, our family, our future. The question is, what does your picture look like? Do you see yourself rising higher, overcoming obstacles, and living an abundant life? Or, do you have a picture of yourself struggling, defeated, addicted, overweight, and never getting good breaks? The pictures you allow in your mind will determine what kind of life you live.
Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” If your vision is limited, your life will be limited. Dare to get a fresh, new vision of victory for your life and trust God to bring it to pass. You don’t have to figure out how it’s going to happen. All you have to do is believe. One touch of God’s favor can bring any dream to pass. But you have to see it on the inside before it will ever come to pass on the outside.
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, thank You that I can begin to see myself the way You see me as blessed, prosperous, healthy, strong, talented, and successful. Help me to get the negative images out and the fresh, new vision in. I believe that my vision will become a reality. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”|
My thoughts on the subject seem to head into: “How well do I know the will of God and how obedient am I to the Truth that I do know?” So though the above be true, very true, so also are the factors of humility and obedience to the vision that God has for me. What has God called me to do? Why am I here. Why was I created. What is God’s vision for me, for you? Otherwise we tend to just gather stuff and security around us and try to live the “comfortable” life. Sharing Jesus by word, thought and deed is a primary calling on each of us who find our way to HIM. He has entrusted the GOSPEL into our care for reaching others around us. It is HIS design for creating an eternal family of righteousness. We become fitly joined and compacted as we are joined together in HIM. And in that synthesis of unity we become uniquely more productive. The scripture share that synergy in this way: How could one have chased a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had delivered them up? Duet. 32:30. In other words the synergy that is supernatural is invested in the King of Kings, The Rock of our salvation: Isa.28. It only works when HE is in the mix and HE is the absolute LORD in our efforts and lives.
For a Christian, it is in Christ Jesus being the LORD of our lives, absolutely. That HIS Love, Joy and Peace can flow. And even flow in the midst of the spiritual war going on around us. The war in the family and especially with spouse and children. Conflicts in this world abound but in HIM they don’t touch us. It is only as we try to bring the stuff of this world into HIS Kingdom that we become stressed out and wounded. We also tend to be easily led astray by emotions and looking for some kind of spiritual support for the flesh, when there is none. The carnal nature of Adam can only be placed on the Cross of Christ Jesus for judgment. There is nothing good in the nature that I inherited from Adam. Paul puts it this way:
3,000 Christian sites across Europe attacked, desecrated, or vandalized in 2019
A new report from the Gatestone Institute found that 3,000 Christian sites, with the largest concentration in France and Germany, were desecrated in Europe in 2019, which was on pace to become a record-breaking year for the incidents.
United Methodist Church to split into separate conservative and liberal denominations
The United Methodist Church is planning to split over the issue of same-sex marriage and gay clergy, church officials said Friday.
Christian group warns of ‘chaos’ in Iraq after U.S. strike
A leading international group monitoring persecution of Christians says Iran, newly spurned by Thursday night’s drone strike that killed the Islamic republic’s elite military commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani, may target Christians living in Iraq as revenge for the U.S. attacks. firstname.lastname@example.org