Thursday, April 19, 2012

Seeking the Vision that Sustains Us

Keeping our vision of the Lord clear before us will sustain us through the many labors of our life and ministry.

Over the years, I have become convinced that in the Christian life at least two things are certain: God never changes, and we are always changing. Our life as a Christian is a continual transition from one place to another, one level to another, one understanding to another. The purpose of spiritual light is to bring us into change and growth. The more light we have, the more change we experience, and the more we change (for the better) the more we are brought into higher levels of glory. Unless we are in constant transition, we will stop somewhere along the way and settle down. The Christian life is a frontier. God did not call us to be settlers but to be pilgrims and pioneers. This is the point of Paul's prayer in the first chapter of Ephesians.

The more enlightenment we have, the more wisdom and revelation we are open to receive, and the greater understanding we can develop of the hope of His calling, the glory of His inheritance, and the surpassing greatness of His power as they apply to our lives.

Food for thought:
How has keeping your vision of the Lord clear before you sustained you through your labors in ministry and in your life?

Taken from The Seer Expanded Edition.


  1. At first, I didn't hear any of your recordings, though I have now! Hard times are ahead, but strangely, I look forward to them? Mighty trees, mighty men of God! they walk among us. Preach it as you see it, the truth is at hand!

  2. Psalm 77 has been most recently significant and something we can all draw from. In spite of the circumstances surrounding him, David focus on the testimony of God's previous acts which he recalls. I have a testimony, and I have a promise. That's what I remind myself especially when things seem at a stand-still or even going backwards.