Happy New Year!
Welcome to my first blog post of 2021!!!!!
The simple fact that you are reading this Blog speaks volume these days of how thankful we truly should be.
2020 for me personally, has the been the year 20/20 vision. According to the American Optometric Association, "20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity (the sharpness or clarity of vision)".
Sharpness defined means, "being clear, quick to notice, high intuition, ability to understand, or the degree to which someone can see or hear more clearly."
As I relate this moment of awareness to my faith/spiritual walk, I realize that last year- 2020 I received 20/20 vision. This vision was not of my own. This vision was not related to my plans, my dreams or even my purpose driven business. This vision was the vision of the Lord.
Walking away from 2020, it is clear to me that I am here on a specific assignment. My purpose and assignment is to be an ambassador of Christ, to follow after Him and as He leads I go. My purpose and assignment is to advocate for the importance of seeking God intimately in prayer by reading and studying of God's word. My purpose and assignment is to intercede on the behalf of others through prayer, and to encourage the body of Christ at large.
This clarity, this spiritual ability to understand that I am not down here on Earth to walk around proudly showcasing the "goods" I possess, or boast about what I do, BUT to recognize that I am here on assignment as a representative of Christ. To be led by Him, to allow Him to use me in ways unthinkable and to be concerned with what He is concerned about.
And He my friends- yet not moved or caught off guard- is concerned about souls.
2020 was quite a year! God has certainly shown us that we are not in control, HE IS. All the sin this world is filled with, all the hatred we have for one another, all the boastful deeds we conduct- He is not pleased.
As I use to pray and hope for a "slow down", a moment away from the realities of the daily duties of life- be careful what you ask for- I wasn't specific in how I wanted it to come.
It took this pandemic to slow me down- IN HIM. It took this pandemic to draw me nearer TO HIM. It took this pandemic to see more clear "HIM". It took this pandemic to shift my focus "ON HIM". It took this pandemic to open my heart "FOR HIM". It took this pandemic to sit myself down and allow myself to be used BY HIM!
The vision of 2020 was not just for me but for the body of Christ/the Church, to wake up! The vision of 2020 was for the Body of Christ to get serious about living our lives for Him on purpose, for and with a purpose. The vision of 2020 was for us to "see more clearly, to hear more clearly, to respond more promptly and to understand more deeply" that in which "thus sayeth the Lord."
The fight between good and evil is on like never before! God is calling us- His sons, His daughters, all prayer warriors, all intercessors, all pastors, all teachers, all evangelists, all prophets, all apostles. (Ephesians 4:11-13)
Weather you are called to serve, teach, lead, heal, encourage, discern, or speak in your heavenly language- you are needed! We as the body of Christ need all of our members to do this work of the Lord as He leads us. (Romans 12:6-8, 1 Cor. 12:8-10, 1 Peter 4:11)
As you walk away from 2020, I encourage you as I encourage myself to get serious about your walk! To remain in Him! To continue to seek Him through prayer! To allow the word of God to dwell in you richly! To bind the word of God on the tablet of your heart! To pray in and through all things! To allow your light (which is the light of Christ living in you) to shine so others can see Him! To uplift one another! To love others as Christ loves you (tough sometimes but people are our opportunity to carry this one out)! To use your God given gifts and talents to bring glory and honor to God! To share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others, and to continue to allow Gods word to be a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path.
As I write to encourage and inspire you, I write to sustain and encourage myself
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