The Power of Vision (3)
Mother Teresa didn’t set out searching for fame; it found her. She simply went to India, found a need no one else was meeting, heard the call of God, allowed her heart to be consumed by it, and ministered to multitudes of the world’s most neglected and forgotten people in the slums of Calcutta.
One of her most famous slogans was, ‘A life not lived for others is not a life at all.’ Let’s face it; much of what we do each day doesn’t seem to matter until it’s evaluated as part of a larger picture. When you take the minutiae of any given day, drop it into the cauldron of a God-ordained vision and stir it around, suddenly there’s purpose, worth, adrenaline, and the joy that comes from knowing you’re fulfilling your destiny.
It’s like the difference between filling bags with dirt and building a dyke to save a town. There’s nothing glamorous about filling sandbags, but saving a town from the ravages of a flood is another matter entirely. Building a dyke gives meaning to the drudgery of shoveling dirt into sandbags. And it’s like that with your vision.
Many times the everyday routine of life can feel like shoveling dirt. But take those same routines and view them through the lens of a God-given purpose, and suddenly everything looks very different. Vision brings your world into focus. It brings order and purpose out of chaos. It enables you to see everything in a fresh light. And the good news is that God is the giver of visions—so ask Him for one!
‘I will instruct you…in the way you should go.’ Psalms 32:8 NKJV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Leviticus 6:12-13; 1 Peter 2:5, 9
The fire on the altar shall be kept burning, it shall not go out! The priest (you) shall burn wood on it every morning & he shall arrange the burnt offering on it. Fire shall be kept burning on the altar; it shall not go out! You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ! You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
God called & saved you for a purpose! Your work is to keep the fire burning & to offer acceptable sacrifices today! Let His alter be found burning bright today because you have arranged much wood on it!