"Where there is no revelation [prophetic vision], the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law [of God]."1
Some 350 or more
years ago a shipload of travelers landed on a distant land. 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
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 and certainly
had no prophetic vision of what God's plan was for this nation yet to
With a clear vision of what we can become and achieve
in Christ, no ocean of difficulty is too great. As individuals,
organizations, churches, and a nation without a vision of what God
wants us to be and do we will eventually demise, "for without a vision
the people perish."
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please
open the eyes of my understanding and give me a vision of what you are
doing in the world in which I live and see clearly how I can be a part
of your plans. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer.
Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. Proverbs 29:18
By Dick Innes
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