Sunday, October 19, 2008

Day 31: Read it and run

And the LORD answered me, and said, “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he who reads it may run.” (Hab. 2:2)

Here God explained to the prophet that the vision had to be made plain. It has to be understood. When people are well-informed, when they understand why a challenge has been set forth by the Lord, there will be success. A vision that no one can understand or explain is no useful vision at all.

Second, the person who reads the vision is expected to run with it. To receive vision and a plan from the Lord is exciting – but vision is passive. It needs hands and feet to become tangible. God will not be content to have His plans reside solely in his mind. He is looking for people who will see his plans birthed on Earth. When you see the visions of God, don’t just enjoy the view – run with it!

God, give us hearts like Paul, who when he was on trial explained to the king that he couldn’t be disobedient to the heavenly vision. Give us that heavenly vision and we will receive it and do more than simply marvel at it; we will arise and do, arise and build! We receive Your vision for our future and we commit ourselves to running with it!

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