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Monday, April 10, 2006

DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT MONDAY – WHAT IS YOUR VISION?

Vision: the capacity to create a compelling picture of the desired state of affairs that inspires people to respond; that which is desirable, which could be, should be; that which is attainable.

A godly vision is right for the times, right for the church, and right for the people. A godly vision promotes faith rather than fear. A godly vision motivates people to action. A godly vision requires risk-taking. A godly vision glorifies God, not people. - Bob Logan.

I have to brag. There is nothing to be gained by it, but I must brag about the visions and other things that the Lord has shown me. – 2 Cor 12:1. cev

About 350 years ago a shipload of travelers landed on the northeast coast of America. The first year they established a town site. The next year they elected a town government. The third year the town government planned to build a road five miles westward into the wilderness.

In the fourth year the people tried to impeach their town government because they thought it was a waste of public funds to build a road five miles westward into a wilderness. Who needed to go there anyway?

Here were people who had the vision to see three thousand miles across an ocean and overcome great hardships to get there. But in just a few years they were not able to see even five miles out of town. They had lost their pioneering vision.

With a clear vision of what we can become in Christ, no ocean of difficulty is too great. Without it, we rarely move beyond our current boundaries. - Lynn Anderson.

WHAT IS YOUR VISION? WHAT HAS THE LORD SHOWN YOU LATELY?

Loving Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to have a vision for my faith, my family, my friends, and my future. I ask this in the wonderful and majestic Name of Jesus. Amen.

Be Encouraged!
GBYAY

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