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The Gift of Vision

“Write the vision and make it plain on tablets; that he may run who reads it.” Habakkuk 2:2 (NKJV)

Another translation of this verse says it this way: “Write my answer on a billboard, large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell the others.”

This verse makes it very plain that God has a vision – not just for the Body of Christ – but also for you and me. If this verse is not proof enough to persuade you, here’s another one that is even plainer in meaning: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jer. 29:11) If there has ever been any doubt in your mind as to whether or not God has a plan for your life, you can banish that doubt now.

God gave Mary a vision – she was to be the mother of the Savior of the world. When Mary questioned the angel who brought the news, she was not doubting – just curious. “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” (Luke 1:34). The angel explained to Mary that it would be by the Holy Spirit and went on to say, “For with God, nothing is impossible.” (vs. 37). Mary accepted this vision: “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be done unto me according to your word.” (vs. 38) She never doubted, never questioned whether or not the angel had visited the right person. She believed and moved forward in the vision.

God gave Jesus a vision. He was to be the Savior of the world. He was to live on earth as God-made-man for 33 years, die on a cross for the sins of the world and rise again in three days. Jesus didn’t balk, protest or do anything that would have indicated a lack of obedience. He went willingly into cities and countries preaching the gospel of Christ. He went willingly to Gethsemane. He went willingly to Golgotha and to the grave. But God’s vision for Jesus did not end at the grave. Three days later, the vision continued as Jesus rose from the grave, triumphing over death, and the vision was completed as Jesus ascended into heaven.

God has a vision for YOU. If He has shown you that vision, be obedient and walk in it. If He has not shown you His vision for you, ask Him to share it with you. In His time, He will show you and it will be better than anything you could ever ask for or think.

Abba Father, thank you for the vision – the plan – that you had for Mary and for Jesus. Thank you for the vision you have for each one of us. I pray that you will give us courage and help us to walk boldly in that vision with confidence in you and your plan for our lives. Amen!

MARANATHA!

© December, 2009

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