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Seeing Clearly

Seeing Clearly
Having The Heavenly Vision of God

 Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision&" Acts 26:19 (NKJV)

I think some of the greatest achievements of mankind have been achieved because of those who had the heavenly vision of God.  It can be Moses leading millions of people out of bondage, or the shepherd boy David taking on a 9 foot giant named Goliath with a slingshot.  It can be Jonathan and his armor bearer taking on the entire Philistine army by themselves (1 Sam. 14:1-15), or virtually any Christian man or woman who have willingly died for sharing their faith in Jesus Christ.  Each of these people were willing to do it as unto the Lord and in accordance with His vision.

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17 (NKJV)

Such was the case with the Apostle Paul - he had a clear vision of what he wanted to achieve.  He had met Jesus on the road to Damascus and it was there where God closed his eyes physically, but opened them spiritually.  Jesus had given Paul the vision for his ministry as He sent Paul to open the eyes of those who were spiritually blind as he was.  He gave Paul the task of turning them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God (Acts 26:18). 

Paul could stand before the King Herod Agrippa II and say with all honesty, "I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision" given to him by Christ.  When I read this it caused me to stop and ask myself this question-

Q:    Have I been obedient to the heavenly vision given to me by Jesus?

The truth of the matter is this - God has given each of us a heavenly vision, and a detailed blueprint within His Word for living our lives and allowing Him to be our Lord.  God has created each of us uniquely different and given us varying gifts to serve the body with, but we all should have the same Heavenly vision.  Without this vision we can only live a life of dead works and we are destined to perish. 

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)

Hey Christian, I want to challenge you today with some questions.
  •  Do you have a heavenly vision or one rooted in this earth?
  •  Are your eyes fixed on the things of God and upon His will for your life? 
  •  Do you think this vision is worth living for? 
  •  Are you prepared to pay whatever it costs to achieve this goal?

I want to encourage you today to review your goals for living in this world. Let's place our value on eternal things rather than the temporal, which will be destroyed by fire. 

STUDY QUESTION: According to Proverbs 29:18 what will happen to those who do not have God's vision?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Do you have a clear vision from God on how to be used for kingdom purposes?

APPLICATION: Seek the Lord as you read His Word.  Ask Him to show you clearly how to live your life.  As you read you will begin to see things more clearly and know what His will is for your life. 

Father, thank You for giving me Your vision for my life.  Father, continue to show me Your ways clearly and to empower me to walk after You.  In Jesus' precious name, amen...

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

Copyright ©2017 by Pastor Scott Wright.
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