As the new year approaches, we need a sharp vision/perfect vision. Naturally, things are not perfect, but we have a perfect God who will never steer us in the wrong direction.
How can we see things clearly in the upcoming year? We can see things clearly through the word of God.
Psalm 119:105 says God’s word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
The more you read the word of God, the more you will get clear direction and instruction on what to do. The key is holding onto the word of God.
Matthew 13:12 NIV Version says Whoever will be given more, and they will have an abundance. But, whoever does not have, even what they have, will be taken from them.
The more you meditate on the word of God, you will get more understanding and light and have a clear direction on what to do in any situation. There is a song my parents would sing to me that says, “Nothing from nothing leaves nothing.” You cannot escape the consequences of one’s actions.
Do you want a clear direction? Meditate and listen to God’s word daily. Speak the word of God. Be silent before God to get instructions. It should be an everyday thing.
John 8:31-32 KJV says 31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, if ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples; indeed, 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Another way to see clearly is with the right kind of heart.
Matthew 5:8 says blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Things are not as they seem. We must see things through the spirit realm, through the eyes of God. Someone could be treating you badly, but it could be a reason they are acting in that way. The only way to see the clear picture is through the eyes of God. David would ask God to search His heart.
Jeremiah 17:9-10 KJV says 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings
We use the phrase a lot, “God knows my heart.” God does know your heart better than anyone, including yourself. We can see things a certain way until God comes in and shows us your heart. We can think we are doing 100 percent until God shows us different. We must examine ourselves daily.
I Corinthians 11:31: For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
Lamentations 3:40 Let us search and try our ways and turn again to the LORD.
Psalm 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
Psalm 139:23-24: Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.
Finally, write down your vision and allow God to direct you in it. Proverbs 29:18 says without a vision, people perish.
One of my favorite scriptures is Habakkuk 2:2-3 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end, it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
God knows the right time to bring the vision to you.
God has been dealing with me to read Isaiah 60. As I was meditating on it, he was revealing to me that the overflow Tammy Bradley Scott has been proclaiming for 2020 is approaching. Verse 22 says: at the right time, I, the Lord, will make it happen and swiftly.
It is the same scripture Tammy speaks a lot about. I rejoiced in my spirit.
In the new year, we see things clearly by allowing the word of God to guide us. We are daily holding onto the word of God, allowing God to search our hearts so we can see things through the eyes of God, writing the vision, and patiently waiting for God to release it.
In the new year, things become clear: 20/20 vision!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the purpose and vision you have for me. God, I search my heart, see if there is any wicked way in me. And lead me to the way of everlasting. I judge and examine myself daily. But, God, I continue, in your word, I know the truth, and the truth sets me free. In Jesus’ name! Amen.