Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
I believe the vision God has for us would scare us to death if revealed all at once.
It becomes a beautiful adventure when we allow faith to govern and guide us through the valleys and over the mountains of the challenges God lays before us. Often, the way becomes difficult because I set my heart to want something that, in the end, is not in the scope of what God wanted for me at all.
I wonder if we the church have tuned in to find out what God’s vision is for us?
I found part of that vision when I was called personally by God, to lead the RU Recovery ministry at my church. God was obvious and very specific. But, not so much in the call to be a good husband, a soul winner, a faithful church member, and a gospel witness to my family, coworkers, and neighborhood.
We really must read our Bibles with an open, meditative, and obedient heart. Searching for what it is, He wants us to do with what we just read. Sometimes, it is to study and search out the scriptures. Other times to hear the call or the command and find the path to employing it in our lives.
Today holds so much! Twenty-four hours of work, witness, and wonder that has all been already planned for me by my loving Heavenly Father! All I need to do is listen, follow, and obey.
You and I will find no greater joy in this life than when we employ the gifts and talents God has given each one of us. When we are centered in His will doing what He designed us to do, protection and provision are all mine.
When affliction comes, God saw it fit to make me more; make me better, to grow a part of me that He can ultimately use for His glory.
1 Peter 4:12-13 “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.”
Let today be the day you and I come under and allow God to use us fully, totally, and wholly for His will, His work, and His glory!