In just in time for Monday, we review the previous week's look at going after God's vision for you. Check out what we looked at and what our goal was for each of our lessons. We'd love to hear what you think in the comments. Enjoy the review and we look forward to hearing from you:
Obedience and Immediacy
In our devotion, we revisited the story of Saul and Ananias and how they responded to the respective visions God gave them. Both of these men had found themselves in a place of submission that allowed them to connect with God, they heard from God on what they were to do specifically and they followed up on that communication by acting in immediately in obedience. Both of these men fulfilled the vision God gave them as God commanded them and they didn't waste time doing it. This teaches us to act on the visions God gives us in a timely fashion. Unless God tells us otherwise, His vision is for us now and we must work to fulfill it in our lives and the world around us. If you have received a vision from God, the goal now is to Go For It! Let Jesus lead you and guide you and you'll see the purpose of that vision fulfilled in your life.
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In our Extra ACCESS, we examined another of Paul's visions where he was called to Macedonia. We looked at the events surrounding that vision and how Paul didn't allow his desires to outweigh the leading of God for his life. We also noted that just because he followed the path God gave him didn't exempt Paul from trials and tribulations. Will we follow this example and go after God's vision for us no matter the sacrifice?
In The Briefing, our EIC Chris Farris talked about how to go after the vision God has for us and the urgency required to pursue God and the vision He has for us. He goes throughout the Bible examining God's Word through the lives of those who had visions and their immediate reactions to the visions God gave them. The concept of waiting comes up as well as transitioning visions. A personal story is included to help inspire viewers.
Finally, we provide an Aim Challenge to help anyone to pursue God's will for their life, whether they have had a vision or not. We lay out 3 easy tasks depending on what kind of vision you have been given from God or even if you haven't received a vision from God. These tasks are fairly simple, but are Biblical in their application.
We hope you enjoyed this review and they help drive home the ideas presented this week in our Vision series. We look forward to sharing our final week's lessons on Vision and hope that they help and inspire you in your pursuit of God and His vision for your life.
Chris Farris is the author of The Way, a manual detailing how to implement the Beatitudes into your life. He review events and other media and offers other insights into writing and working for the Kingdom of God.