What does the word “vision” mean and how do I get one?

What does the word “vision” mean and how do I get one?

What does the word “vision” mean and how do I get one?

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clear vision of a sunset
clear vision of a sunset

A vision is a clear mental picture of a preferable future made possible by God’s power. When we think and imagine we don’t see words, or zeroes and ones like a computer. We think in pictures. Those images we fix our thoughts on are powerful. They shape our future.

Truthfully, all of us are visionaries. We all have a vision of our future. That vision that we have is either a vision of fear or a vision of faith. If your vision is one of fear you’re seeing in your mind’s eye the worse case scenario. You’re seeing the wheels fall off the cart, the house burning down, and the train falling off the tracks. A vision of fear makes us risk avoidant, and slows us down in the race of life. We settle down in the valley of discouragement instead of reaching for a higher peak for the glory of God.

If you have a vision of fear, which I think is the default mode for many of us, the good news is you can change to a vision of faith. Here’s the question to help you make the change – What will it look like when this better future is a reality by God’s power? Instead of seeing obstacles and never ending problems you begin to see the steps needed to reach your peek. As the steps become clear you’ll find the motivation and courage to take them.

This is what the little word faith means. Faith is seeing what is not here yet. Hebrews 11:1; 6 says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen…And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” The vision of faith is an essential. Without it we can’t please God who is always calling us forward to higher heights.

I write this to encourage you. Let us all, by God’s grace, move from a vision of fear to a vision of faith. Let’s begin to see a preferred future made possible by God’s power. What will that picture look like? Begin to see VC as more than a church in a truck, renting a cafeteria at Patriot High School. See your church already meeting on the land, with a facility that is warm and inviting, filled with Jesus’ followers, ready to show his love and share his gospel. As you drive by the land, see our future home, and thank God for it.

For many, the motto is, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” In reality, the reverse of this is true. You have to believe it before you see it. Let’s keep on believing!

Why a property clean up day?

We are preparing for guests. Help us reach our community this Easter by giving a little of your time at the property clean up day – Saturday, March 12th at 9 AM. You can sign up here.

Why are we doing an egg hunt for the community?

Every time we get the community on our land it is a win. They begin to realize, “Here’s a church that cares.” Help us spread thew word – Community Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 26th at 11 AM. Also, sign up for the Egg Hunt team here.

Why are we doing a miracle offering?
Our upcoming miracle offering on Sunday, March 13th, is a chance to sow into the future of VC. Our goal is $20,000 to go toward paying down our land, and to help cover expenses for our Easter egg outreach. Please pray about what you might give.

Is there a baptism celebration coming up?

Yes – on Sunday, April 4th. Water baptism is a public declaration to friends and family that we’ve decided to follow Jesus Christ. If you’ve made a fresh commitment to Christ this is your next step. You can sign up today right here.

I’m so thankful to be your pastor,

Arlie

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