Foundation Scripture Proverbs 29:18
Proverbs 29:18 (Amplified Bible)
18 "Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]--blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he."
My conception of the Lord Jesus Christ is often used to justify the deliberate neglect of my duties. Like Jonah I often think that because God is full of mercy and justice...everything will be all right. Many times I have the right conception of God, and this may be the very reason that I do not do my duty. The truth is, if I got what I deserved, I would be in a mess of trouble!
When I lose sight of God, I begin to be reckless, I cast off certain restraints, I cast off praying, I cast off the vision of God in little things, and begin to act on my own initiative. When I start thinking and believing that I am my own provider...I begin shutting God out and start heading into a downward spiritual spiral...thus I lose the vision! I thank God for the Holy Spirit that quickly corrects my errors in attitude and judgement! For my daily attitude needs to spring from the vision of God! I know and believe that God is going to do greater things than HE has ever done through those who are in tune to His Will and Vision! Now lets go out and do great things through Christ Jesus!!!
Stay in the Word and Meditate everyday!