Monday, October 20, 2008

understand your vision [+] Monday E-Devotion

Proverbs 29:18 (kjv) --- Where there is no vision, the people perish...

We battled the elements this weekend at Martinsville Speedway was the place where Raceway Ministries was doing their thing.  Heavy and all day looooong rain on Friday.  Early morning freezing temperatures Saturday and Sunday.  Wind and even sun.  It was awesome.  Why?  We had conversations about Jesus, passed out lots of tracts and gave refreshments away all because of our vision to impact people for Jesus.

Our vision at The Community Fellowship  is pretty clear.  God has called us demonstrate the love of God to our community.  Everything we say and do and even the money we spend is to fall on this vision or we fail.  Is that simple?

I have been praying about our vision more and more as well as seeking God as I seek to share this truth and His call on us.  The next 2 week's sermons will be laced with and covered with vision.  Why?  Because if we don't get it, our people and others won't get it.  If people cannot share it, then they don't get it.  By the way, I want The Community family to be able to say in less than 1 minute what our vision is at The Community Fellowship.  Why?  That makes us powerful for the kingdom.  That's what we are called to be about!

Here is what Craig Groeschel  said said in his book "IT" about vision"

Not only should the vision be memorable and portable but it should also be motivational.  If your vision doesn't compel people, move people, stir people, your vision is too small.  Your vision must be something that burns in your heart but it too big for you to do on your own.  If you could do it, then you wouldn't need God.  The vision should capture attention, stir hearts, and be irresistibly moving.  It should cause agitation, ambition, ignition, even competition. (IT, page 46)

I tell people at The Community pretty often that if you are not here to serve AND to share this vision, you might need to find another church.  That's how important vision is to me.

Friends, I have some God-sized vision burning in me.  I like it.  Join me.  Get on your heart what God has on His!

Luke 14:23 (nasb) --- And the master said to the slave, 'Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.

1 Corinthians 9:22 (nasb) --- To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.

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