There is a really good reason for a Vision…a most excellent reason for seeking a vision from God, both specifically for yourself and corporately. The reason for a Vision is to: BE, GO, DO!
Being with God, knowing Him and being known completely by Him is our purpose on this planet…our greatest delight…our wondrous joy. Now we know Him, love and abide with Him…we get to REST in His wonderfulness all the time…that is the best! This is our primary calling to be found in Him, complete and unified, as Jesus prayed, “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” John 17:21…
We are called Human Beings….so BEING is vital for living as a human…in fact, no other created thing is called a BEING….only people! I think that is so cool! A constant reminder that we are meant to be BEING…found and complete in Him…
God gave me this motto: BE, GO, DO!
BE….still and know that I am God. Ps 46:10
GO….into all the world and preach the Gospel… and make disciples. Mark 16:15, Matt 28:19
DO….what you see the Father doing…and greater things shall you do. John 5:18-20
It is in this order for a reason…if we get the order of being, going and doing mixed up, all of how life is meant to BE is so totally messed up!
Learning to just BE and BEING with God without going and doing anything is such a liberating and necessary process.
So now that we are BEING in God and with God, He gives us a Vision for what He has planned for us…after all, He says; He has given us a future and a hope, for good and not for evil and He turns all things for good who love Him.
Being with God, enables us to see this ever so much more clearly. We may ‘’know it’’ and assent mentally to it, however, living and moving and having our BEING in Him is a different matter…
OK, so we are BEING with God and He has made us his habitation, His dwelling place. Being is constantly realising that we are in Him and He in us. Now He is able to show us what the plans and promises are….He’s already shown us His purposes – that we know Him, Love and abide with Him constantly.
How His purpose, plan and promises are outworked depend entirely on who He has made you to be….what the desires of your heart are, how you are gifted, your personality and so on. The deposits He has placed within you and His good pleasure and delight you share together with Him.
So then, the Vision that you personally and your local church have, to bring positive and life-giving change to your community – needs practical outworking….literal and actual hands and feet!
There is a necessity for the whole Body working together to see and participate in the Vision, and it actually being executed with great dexterity. The Vision and direction, coming from the spiritual oversight: meaning the five-fold ministry gifts, being divinely enabled to equip the saints to fulfil their ministry and purpose in the body of Christ. It is all well and good to talk about going and doing something, however drawing up a specific plan, gaining support and mobilising the team – is what happens next!
We continue BEING in Christ, found and firmly rooted and established in Him and then we GO and DO what He has given us to do…because faith is outworking! (Faith without works is dead)
So, are you ready to be part of the team? Are you prepared to be FOR something? To be PRO-the Vision?
Our being found in Him is His main aim and if we are unable, for some reason, to never lift another foot or finger, His love for us would never change or diminish. He created us for this purpose: to know Him and be loved by Him…and because He first Loved us, we are able to love Him too.
Out of our inner most being, rivers of living waters flow…the result is that the world will know Him too…and as He gives direction, vision and we cooperate (we are Pro the Vision and Pro the Motion) with His plan revealed, we see amazing, great and wonderful things creatively spring forth…because and only because He is with us!
I am so glad, our God wants to and does reveal His creative ideas for the redemption of mankind and that He has included us in that plan…again, a wondrous, amazing journey. I greatly rejoice that we are together in His plan, that we co-labour with Him and there are practical works that go with our faith, to see the accomplishment and revelation of His promises. Together we BE, GO, DO with the greatest ease, confidence and boldness because we are Human Beings, made in His likeness, for His good pleasure and our greatest delight!
URLOVD totally, completely…therefore, BE, GO, DO!