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The Importance of Godly VISION!

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Have you ever taken that eye examination where you look through various lenses to find the one that gives you the best vision? Having good vision to read a book or to be able to drive at night or see the face of your loved one is important to all of us.

But when it comes to good vision, there is not a more important vision than a clear view of who God is!

You will discover in life that the majority of your problems can be traced back to an inaccurate or inadequate view of God. On the other side, you will discover that the majority of your victories will be traced back to an accurate view of who God is. But here’s what happens, vision blurs at times. We get bumped with a trial and our vision is not what it needs to be and we need to re-focus. I believe at the heart of Hebrews 11:6 is a call to refocus over and over again. It reads, “Without faith it’s impossible to please God and they that come to Him must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him!” In other words, refocussing and seeking God over and over again is rewarded by God.

VISION! I’m praying that this is a season in our church that godly vision is clearer than ever.

Below are nine realities about our heavenly Father that equip you to “diligently seek Him” and by doing so enjoy the blessing of the Lord rewarding your life.

#1 The Father is tender, intimate, and is affectionate toward you (Romans 8:14-15). The Father has adopted you as His child, He is now, “Abba, Father …”

#2 The Father’s love is PERFECT, primarily interested in your HIGHEST GOOD that you are holy! (Heb 12:6; Rom 8:29; Eph 4:13)

#3 The Father is always ready to help (Lk 11:13)

#4 The Father is perfectly holy (Jn 10:9)

#5 There is nothing that compares to the glory of the Father, OUR FATHER! (Mt 6:9)

#6 The Father has your future prepared exceeding all expectations! (John 14:1-6)

#7 There is not a bigger heart toward all men than your heavenly Father’s (demonstrated in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ!)(Acts 2)

#8 The Father is blessed when you demonstrate compassion in helping the needy, and when you win the war on worldliness (James 1:27)

# 9 The Father never shames, only saves, restores and affirms your identity as His child in Christ (Luke 15:22-24)

When you take into account that God has made us in a way that our thinking has a physiological impact — that repeated thinking actually puts grooves in the brain — how important it is that we’re worshipping God in Truth over and over again.