COMMITTED TO GOD’S VISION

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” – Proverbs 29:18

It certainly is true that “where there is no vision, the people perish.” But, in a way, the opposite also is true: Without a people, the vision perishes. Without people who believe in the vision and obey God, the work will not be done to fulfill His vision. God has a vision. He has a plan for this world and for our lives. He wants to bless us. He wants us to experience His fulness and joy. He wants to meet our needs and lift our burdens. And He wants us to accomplish tasks for Him. But God allows each of us to make decisions and choose the path we want to take. We can do what we want, seek our own ways, and follow our own direction. Or we can cooperate with Him, obey Him, serve Him, and let Him direct our path. The Bible reminds us that God looks for people who are committed to Him, who trust Him, and who are willing to serve Him to make His vision become a reality. Pray that God would show you more clearly than ever before just what His vision is for you. Dedicate your life to serving Him; cooperate with Him to see that His vision becomes reality. He promises that we will be happy if we keep His Word, submit our time, talents, and treasures to Him, and dedicate our lives to fulfilling His purposes.

Read: Proverbs 29

UNDERSTANDING EVERYTHING

“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand everything.” – Proverbs 28:5

The explosion of new technologies makes it possible to download vast libraries within seconds. Yet, in the face of this overflow of information, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Grappling with our limitations, we can realize that some things are beyond our understanding. But the good news is that we serve the God who created all things and has all knowledge. The Bible gives us this amazing promise: All limits are removed when we seek God and realize that He is ready and able to give us all the understanding we need. The Bible tells us, “those who seek the Lord understand everything.” Not because we are smarter, but because we depend on Him. As we encounter situations we don’t understand, we can put this promise into operation. We need to seek God and ask Him for wisdom and understanding. We need to open our minds to His truth. If you face problems that overwhelm you, use these opportunities to seek God. Ask Him to show you what to do. Fill your mind with His Word. Put His principles into practice. Ask Him to direct your path. If you feel inadequate or helpless, remember the words of Paul reminding us to draw on God’s strength when we are weak. When we depend on Him, we are strong (2 Corinthians 12:10). Place your trust in God. Have confidence. Believe that He will provide what you need.

Read: Proverbs 28