September 7th

Vision Testing

So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything. And he looked up and said, I see men like trees, walking.' Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everything clearly. Mark 8:23-25

It is a good idea for us to regularly visit the eye doctor to make sure our eyes are healthy. It is an even better idea for us to daily check our spiritual eyes to make sure that our vision is clear.

When Jesus ministered to the blind man in these verses, the healing came as the blind man looked up. We must do the same thing to be sure that our vision is clear we must look up to God and examine whether our vision is in line with Him.

How do you do that? Here are four tips that will help you.

First, our vision cannot go against what God has already revealed in His Word. God will never guide us somewhere that contradicts His Word or His character, no exceptions.

Second, use common sense. God did not give us this gift just so He could contradict it every time He led us somewhere. When we use the brains God gave us then our vision will stay on track as we move closer to fulfilling them.

Third, for our vision to truly be of God, it must require faith. This is huge, and I want you to see how faith does not contradict common sense. Faith means to have vision for your life that is big enough you cannot do it alone. It means you will need God's help. It means to dream big, not to dream crazy.

Fourth, if your vision is of God, then He will provide for it. This will require leaps of faith where you count the cost, yet jump anyway. It means being a faithful steward of what we have, all the while knowing that it is God who provides for us to take the next step.

These tips will help you to look up and keep your vision clear.

Prayer Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your vision for my life! Please help me to see clearly what Your vision for my life is and to use wisdom in following You.


Horizon Church