The Power of Vision
This morning I was thinking about the power of vision. You see, Breanne came in to work and asked if her blank prayer board was still here. We often buy blank poster sized boards when we are entering into a new time or season and create a prayer board. When we moved into our office I created a prayer board with pictures of everything we would need for the office on it. I must say, each time I create a prayer board God is faithful to check things off for me.
It is a powerful tool that God showed me years ago. Now I have passed it on to my daughter. I learned the power of vision many years ago; the power of putting something before your face and keeping it before your eyes, we see this truth throughout the Bible.
Habakkuk 2:2 says; write the vision and make it plain. When I make a prayer board that is exactly what I am doing.
The word vision means ‘something you can see’. Therefore on my vision board I place things I want to see come to pass. I write it down and make it plain.
We see this in the life of Abraham; God gave him something to look at when he promised him a son or many sons. He told him to look at the stars of the sky and look at the sand in the sea and that would be how many sons and daughters he would have. God gave him a visual. God knew words alone wouldn’t keep his faith up so he gave him something to see as well.
Each time Abraham saw the stars or sand, his faith was ignited and he began to really SEE what God had placed before him. He is now the father of many nations, just as God had said. We will have what we see, that is a truth in the word of God.
In the life of Jacob when he was told he could choose the spotted and speckled livestock, he knew this truth from Abraham. He took poplar sticks and made them spotted and speckled and placed them before the cattle. They saw this day after day and when they gave birth it was to spotted and speckled livestock. We will have what we see.
Dr. Norvel Hayes taught me these principle years ago, he drilled in my head that if I could see it, I could have it. I have applied this truth over and over again in my life. I have seen God do awesome things, even impossible things in my life through the power of vision.
Matthew 19:26 says things that are impossible with man are possible with God. God has made many impossible looking things happen as I have placed his promises before my eyes and kept them there until I saw them come to pass.
I am so thankful my daughter sees this same truth. I remember one year I told my Mom about this and she made a prayer board. She placed all her debts on it and a few other things; God took care of every debt that year, it was amazing….she too saw that all things are possible with God.
It’s time to see the impossible done in your life, don’t you agree? Perhaps a prayer board would help ignite your faith. It worked for Abraham, it wasn’t a prayer board, but it was something before his eyes continually.
Today I encourage you to get you a blank prayer board and put all the things you are believing God for on there, add scriptures too. Then place it somewhere that you will see it day and night. Each time you see it, thank God for the things on that board. It will be just as the scripture says; Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Today write the vision and make it plain – because it will SURELY COME – it will not tarry! Praise the Lord!