Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.
In the allegory that I wrote in the previous post (The Life Journey 1 “THE ROAD BEHIND THE BEND), I told that there are many roads to choice toward our purposes. What is the most important in that allegory? Is it the road? No, isn’t the road. The most important is the purpose. If we know our life’s purposes so it become our basic to establish the road we choose.
As a God’s child, it is so obvious our destination is the eternity in the Father’s home, the lofty Heaven. The way of our life also has a very clear standard that is God’s word. But as long we live in the world, God also wants us to take a part in His great plan! To fulfill it, we have to willing to live in the special plan which has set by Him for each of us. We have to always aligning our choices with His choice.
The purpose that must be achieved by God’s child is a purpose that has been revealed by God. That is the special plan of God. That is God’s vision. If we don’t have a vision, our lives will only spin aimless and just wasting the time. What God wants us to do and has to achieve must become a focus for us to do.
Throughout 33 years live in the world, Jesus’ vision was doing the Father’s will, dead to redeem human sins. Don’t think that Jesus didn’t have opportunity to choose His own way. He prayed in Gethsemane: “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.” But Jesus has set His choice and said: “Yet not as I will, but as you will.” (Matthew 26: 39)
In the other chance when Jesus will be arrested, one of His disciples drew his sword and cut off the ear of the high priest’s servant who will arrest Jesus. What was Jesus said? “Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?” (Matthew 26:53) We all convinced Jesus has the power to do it. But Jesus did not do that because, “but how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?” (Matthew 26:54) What does it mean? Jesus gave up His right to choose to the Father. He agreed with the Path that designed by Father to Him. The Father’s vision is Jesus’ vision. Jesus faithfully living in the God’s vision and work until all completely fulfilled.
God has entrusted His vision to each of us. My writer friend has a vision to lead God’s people through her writing. My other friend has a vision to change people live through each of her anointed dance step. She said: “I only have two to five minutes in performance. I always pray so that within two to five minutes God uses every single dance step to change them.” Both of them dedicate their lives to do it. They train their skill and take every opportunity to work and serve God through their talents. And about me, God has put a vision in my heart to be “the pen” of God (Psalm 45:1-2) which is saying the anointed word through songs and writing that brings salvation and repentance.
What is the specific thing that God has embedded in your heart? What is the specific thing that you really longs to do for God and day by day more and more pulling into your heart? Let’s pray so that God more declare and lead you to get into His vision. “for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” (Philippians 2:13)
Maybe this time the vision wasn’t overall looks so clear. Perhaps we can see it vaguely. Maybe the vision seems too far and big for us to do. Don’t hesitate, God is great and He dwells in us. It is not us who are going to do it but God who works in us. God will take us step by step. If we persevere and continue to surrender our lives to the Father, one day we would find ourselves on doing His vision and the fruits will be so real.
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21)
By: Sella Irene – Beautiful Words
Picture by: Sella Irene