Shift: 20/20 Vision August 30

2020 vision

Read Ephesians 1:18

Pray for God to open the eyes of you heart. Pray that God would shape you heart after His own.

Then take inventory of your heart. Vision flows not from our minds but our hearts. When our vision begins to diminish, it is because of a failure to nurture our souls.

Proverbs 4:23 says:

Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.

As you construct your vision for the future, how does your vision match what’s in and on your heart? Do they match? Something may sound and look good on paper, but is it your passion? Vision is really about passion. Vision is not about sight, it’s about love. Maybe love at first sight? Maybe insight? What’s your real, honest passion? Passion is what drives vision.

How do you intend to care for your heart and soul?

What will feed your passion and vision for the future?

Consider the following as you finalize your visioneering this weekend:

Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, Lord,
that I may rely on your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.

Ephesians 4:17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.

20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self,created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
so that sinners will turn back to you.

Isaiah 61: 1The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3     and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.

Pray. Journal.

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