Monday, September 22, 2008

Vision

"Lord, let me be pregnant with vision from You."

I discovered these words penned in some old notes. They gave cause for reflection.

Life is brought forth only after a season of pregnancy. Conception occurs, nourishment is provided, time is allowed -- then life comes forth.

If we want to be productive Christians, those who bring forth life, we must have vision. Scripture tells us that apart from vision we perish. At the ripe ol' age of 53, I'm not quite ready to throw in the towel. Well, some days I actually may feel like it, but I am determined that I will not do so. That is most definitely not His will for me!

So these words gave reason to pause and consider. It was simply a simple prayer. It was not mustering something up on my own (the Lord knows I am too weary for that these days.) It was not deep, time consuming study (although He may use that along the way to impart vision.) It was not even beating my head against the wall (that's easy enough to do, but it doesn't provide great results.) It was simply a simple prayer.

My God delights in giving life of all kinds. He is the Creator of life. Apart from Him, there is no life of any sort. He is the provider of not merely life, but abundant life.

Life in human form. Life in spiritual form. Life in visionary form. Without it we perish. He therefore provides it -- abundantly.

A woman does not get pregnant by sitting in her room praying. We all know how it works (well, we also know there was an exception -- but that was most definitely an exception.) There is an established law: life begins with conception. If we want to be pregnant with human life, we must be involved in the practice of human conception. If we want to be pregnant with vision, we must likewise be practicing the conception of vision. Read the Word, spend time in His presence, meditate on His truth. And pray. Vision will be imparted.

I need fresh vision. If you know me, you know that I am typically full of vision. Maybe that prayer from so long ago is needing renewal.

"I am here, Lord, willing to hear from You. Take me, use me, send me, leave me. Do what You will with me. I want to be Your vessel, filled with Your Spirit, Your vision, Your life.

Lord, let me be pregnant with vision from You. Amen."

2 Comments:

Blogger sam said...

This was just what I needed this morning! Thanks!

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Alleluiabelle said...

Thank you Darlene for this. Your prayer also became my prayer this morning. I love you dear friend.
Nancy C.

10:04 AM  

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