The 3 R’s of VISION

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”

Helen Keller said that. She understood more than most of humanity about the limitations of blindness. However, she also understood the advantages of living with vision.

For many weeks I provided a Facebook live video from my office each week on Thursday mornings. This was done during the height of the pandemic in our area. It was another means of staying in touch with my congregation during what felt like down times for us all. It was a good thing for us all.

Those Thursday morning features helped us stay connected. It was also a means of encouraging other pastors and Christians I know from my wider circles.

For one of my Thursday sessions, I chose to give a quick talk on vision. It’s not the best quality video you’ll see on the internet today. I use a simple low tech solution with an iPad and a Shure microphone. But the audio is decent quality and that’s what I’m asking you to listen to.

I know that most of my blog readers are used to being in and out here in five or six minutes. That’s because I attempt to only serve 500 – 600 words per blog. So I’m asking for more time than what you usually spend here.

Maybe you can just start it playing and listen while you work on something else. If you’ve ever thought the concept of vision was not clear, maybe this talk will help.

I described biblical vision as a revelation, a reflection, and a requirement. More importantly, I discussed vision in the context of the local church.

I pray you’ll receive some practical help and spiritual insight. May the Lord bless you, keep you, and fuel your heart with His vision for your ministry.

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