Habakkuk 2: 1
The Word: Habakkuk 2: 1 (KJV)
1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
Habakkuk 2: 2 (KJV)
2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
Think about it
CRYSTALLIZING THE VISION
Sight is the ability to see things as they are.
Vision is the ability to see things as they ought to be.
Purpose is God’s blueprint for your life.
Vision is you having an image of that purpose.
Purpose is in the heart of God.
Vision brings the purpose to the heart of man.
Vision literally clarifies purpose.
People sometimes look for Vision everywhere externally. They seek Vision through prophecy, through the spectacular demonstration of the spirit. But God has kept Vision in a place where you cannot miss it. Vision is not outside of you. Your future is not ahead of you, it’s hidden in you. Waiting to be discovered and unleashed. Vision is borne out of quietness. The images of God’s plan for your life are captured in quietness. Moses had a rough idea he was meant to be a deliverer. He hated injustice. He even killed an Egyptian for an Israelite but the Vision for his life only Crystallized (became properly clear) when he was by himself in the back side of the dessert. David later became King but the Vision for his life was crystallized as he took care of his father’s flock in the dessert all by himself. He developed extra ordinary relationship with God as he worshipped him out on the field.
Meditation is one of the most powerful aspect of prayers. But it’s also a part we don’t do enough. Meditation is not worrying and trying to reason things out and fix problems. Meditation is being calm, listening back and receiving information, direction and instruction from God. Vision is often crystallized in meditation, because as you keep quiet the Holy Spirit living inside of you gets the opportunity to talk and reveal to you his plans for your life. In our text today Habakkuk said: ‘I will stand on my watch and set me upon the tower – (prayers) and will watch to see what he will say unto me’ – (meditation). No doubt you have a rough idea that 2017 will be a year of Grace for you. However there will be need to flesh out the details and crystallize things. As you listen to God in the place of meditation, his plans will come from inside of you (not necessarily outside) and will become clearer
WELCOME TO 2017 – THE YEAR OF GRACE…..
Prayer focus: Thank you Jesus for 2017…..
On Grace: God’s lavish Grace – Terry Virgo
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