Vision and the Word of God. They are indelibly linked. Proverbs 29:18 states, “Where there is no vision the people perish, but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Sustaining a vision where people will flourish requires a love for God’s Word. One of God’s greatest gifts to us is His Word. We can despise God’s gifts as Esau did, (Hebrews 12:16). Trading the sacred for the temporal. I lived there early in life, keeping the Bible on a shelf in my bedroom unopened and unused. Dusty Bible, dirty life. I had a vision, but it was not for God, His ways and His Word. It was a path that leads to destruction.
The psalmist wrote “O how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day.” Psalm 119:97 Becoming strong in the Word of God begins with prayer.
Praying that God will help me to grow in loving His Word, His gifts. In praying according to God’s will, God promises that He will answer. Indeed He has in my life, my love for His Word continues to grow. Thus have I prayed for my children, my family, my friends and others.
Delighting in the Word of God entails hearing, reading, studying, memorizing, meditation and prayer. From the quiet time, to prayer, to fellowship with others, to studies with men, to work, my marriage, my children, my witness and so many others, God’s Word directs providing vision for life. Bringing wisdom, guidance, hope, conviction, correction and assurance. The list goes on…..
My prayer is that your love for God’s Word will grow in 2019. Your vision will be sharpened and you will be blessed. And so will those around you!