This has been my jam this week! Enjoy this song from Planetshakers!
Do you have visions? By definition vision means a vivid mental image. Let’s do an exercise. If you could do anything for employment or a business, visualize what you would enjoy doing. What does it look like? How does it feel? What part of your tasks bring a smile to your face? What are you saying in the moment? Who is with you? I’m asking you to conjure up vivid mental images of yourself in a place of tremendous success.
During moments of visualization a combination of images and emotions can send a signal to your mind, that what you have envisioned is a form of reality. That is why you feel so good as you are dreaming because everything is exactly where you want it to be. So why don’t you visualize more often? Are you too busy to engage your mind and awaken your buried dreams? Maybe you’ve given up on them?
Now as I read the scriptures, I notice that God spoke to many people through visions. I did a quick search for the word vision and as I scrolled through the results in the Bible App, I saw different types of visions; heavenly visions, visions of the night and I even saw something called Visions of God.
Visions, whether they happen in the day or night, or whether an individual is awake or asleep, these experiences are critical to having direction in life. One scripture verse describes it this way, “Without a vision the people perish.” It’s that critical. I realized having visions were the vehicle through which God revealed himself and his plans to people. So why are we going through life, completely comfortable without regular doses of visions from God?
I stared out this blog with an exercise to imagine your own images of success. But when was the last time you received a Vision of God for your life? One where you vividly imagined how He wanted to navigate you through a storm, away from a disaster or into a place of tremendous blessing.
Today, I don’t know about you, but I’m desperate for God to reveal himself and his plans for my life. Life can be a mystery sometimes and with a dose of revelation, followed by a plan for a successful outcome, and someone behind you to move you to action, that vision can turn into reality. In fact, if it’s God’s plan, nothing can keep it from happening- no sickness, no lack of resources, no blockage, no glass ceiling, no evil…no matter the fight, the temporary delays are not bigger than the might of our God. Are you ready to see? I share a prayer below to activate your visions.
Get ready to see them and write them down when they are revealed and ultimately get an accountability partner who is all about taking action. Share the vision with that person and a deadline because that person can push you toward seeing that vision through. Not because it’s your vision means you need to try to make it happen on your own.
Prayers for Revelation
You are a God that reveals secrets. Lord, reveal Your secrets unto me (Dan. 2:28).
Reveal to me the secret and deep things (Dan. 2:22)”
“Let me understand things kept secret from the foundation of the world (Matt. 13:35).
Let the seals be broken from Your Word (Dan. 12:9).
Let me understand and have revelation of Your will and purpose for my life. Give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation, and let the eyes of my understanding be enlightened (Eph. 1:17).
Let me understand heavenly things (John 3:12).
Let the hidden things be made manifest (Mark 4:22).
Reveal the things that belong to me (Deut. 29:29).
Let Your glory be revealed in my life (Isa. 40:5).
Let Your righteousness be revealed in my life (Isa. 56:1).
Make known unto me the mystery of Your will (Eph. 1:9).
Make darkness light before me (Isa. 42:16).
Let me understand the deep things of God (1 Cor. 2:10).
Let my eyes be enlightened with Your Word (Ps. 19:8).
My eyes are blessed to see (Luke 10:23).
Let all spiritual cataracts and scales be removed from my eyes (Acts 9:18).
Give us 20/20 vision of God’s plan for this and the next season of our lives.
(Excerpt From: Eckhardt, John. “Prayers That Rout …..” Charisma Media, 2007-12-12. iBooks.)
Happy 12th birthday to my eldest son Timothy (Oct 6th)! He’s a two-time published author! You can get his books for your kids below:
How to Get a Girl Friend – (For the kid who wants to learn to make friends)
The first time he wrote a book, he was 10 years old. The book had pictures and step by step instructions for how kids can wins friends. Ebook available here
The Cosmic Quest – (For the kid who loves to read fantasy)
He wrote a 10-chapter novel, with an imaginary world of two boys on an adventure to rescue their mother. I invite you to come along for the journey inside his creative imagination. Ebook available here
Birthday shout out to my baby sister Roxanne (Oct 7)! Love you queen!
Here’s more music to celebrate life and love. It’s from my brother, the Musical Storyteller!
Cheers! Here’s his new single Smooth Mood.