Monday, July 22, 2013


When we read Proverbs 29:18 or hear a teaching or message on its content, we generally get a correct exegesis of the text.  A divine revelation or a revealing of something that can only come from or through God is what we would settle upon as proper meaning and interpretation.  Thus spurring us on to seek God, to pursue His ways, and thereby not run amuck or fall into fleshly chaos.  With that view I certainly agree.

But let me challenge you to go from the sublime to the almost ridiculous in concept.  From a non-biblical definition, the first and most often used meaning of the word vision is simply this: eyesight – the ability to see.  What if each of us began to understand that God wants us to “see” something or at least have the ability to “see” when the opportunity arises?

Here’s the cool yet tricky part of vision or seeing.  As we look or see ahead, we usually have nothing but a horizon line to focus upon.  Granted our surroundings and objects can and often do distract or obstruct the horizon line of our future, but nonetheless, if we keep walking and focusing our vision on the horizon line, our vision does not change, but the horizon line is ever changing.

Here is where we tend to fall short in the pursuit of His divine vision.  We do so by a misinterpretation of the ever changing horizon line – falsely believing a lie that tells us the vision has changed; when in fact it has not.  The only thing that has changed and will ALWAYS change if we are moving in a forward direction with God is the horizon line of circumstances, but the Vision never changes.  It is ever focused on His revelation and voice that propels us forward through the changing landscape of an ever changing horizon line, all couched in providence and promise of His will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

Fear not my friends, we are not blind, nor has our vision dimmed.  But only the changing landscape as we move forward!  Let us celebrate the journey towards the ever changing horizon line.  Amen?

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