As you wake up, especially on the Lord's Day, it might be that you are opening your Bible and listening to the heart of your Father in Heaven on those pages. You might be on a Bible reading plan or at least have some strategy for reading.
One day you might be in Isaiah chapters 44-45, hearing what God said through that prophet of old. One of the wonderful things you'd discover is a very high view of God in the life of Isaiah. He was one who knew his own limits, Isaiah chapter 6. Recall that he overheard this powerful song, "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory." That heavenly scene put his own views into perspective. Can I be very up front with you now? We all need that. You need that reminder, I do, we all do, regularly, weekly, even daily. Otherwise, we get prideful.
God > Me. That is what Isaiah 44-45 reminds us and reminded the original hearers of too.
To God's people, by implication we are all asked as well to "Re…
Vision is critical in your life. If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time. Sometimes God places you in the realm or position of leading others as well in life. When it comes to casting vision for others, there are some tips from various sources that can help you.
As an example, Brian Dodd with Injoy teaches that you can know you have vision to start, when you can speak about the vision without notes. So unlike a normal sermon or message, when vision is so clear to the leader, then, it is clear to the audience as it is conveyed from the heart.
Vision is not just history. Vision is “crisply” sharing today your heart to people, in a short compelling way.
Compelling would motivate the sacrifice needed. What makes your vision compelling at this time? In response to a situation of a need, Nehemiah had vision that was based in God’s heart as well. In his own time, he owned the vision, to help those who were in need in Jerusalem back home. Nehemiah 1 reveals his heart forming vision…