You Are What You See (Morning)
Genesis 13:14b-15 “Look from the place where you stand to the north, south, east, and west. I will give all the land that you see to you and your descendants forever.
Two salesmen were tasked with opening new branch in a certain location. After a month of surveying first salesman back with disheartening result. “There’s no way we can open a new branch there. They wear no shoes. Each one of them made their own footwear with traditional materials.” The second salesman returned not long after with smile from ear to ear. He said enthusiastically “It’s wonderful, Sir! New opportunities as far as eyes can see! I highly recommend we open a new branch there. Not only one, we must open two branches! Because no one wears shoes, our products can be pioneer and trendsetter. Our sales could reach new heights and record.
Two men visited one same place, experienced one same sensation and looked at the same thing. But have two polar opposite point of view. One sees glass as half empty, pessimistic. The other sees a glass as half full, feel optimistic and hopeful. Our success in life depends on how we could see the world.
What we see in 2021 could greatly affect our lives. If we already lost hope and faith and then see 2021 as the worse successor of 2020, our point of view could spell doom to our lives. But if we see that even if there are challenges and difficulties God will always be with us, then 2021 will be easier to manage. Our feet would be firmly grounded and our hands would be unshakable. This year, maybe, we could see how Holy Spirit works.
What WE SEE earlier this year highly INFLUENCES our lives and decision.
1. What do you see would be happened in your life this year?
2. Then, what vision did God give you this year?
3. What are your concrete plans and commitments to make His vision become a reality?
“Jesus Christ our LORD, we are grateful for Your inspirational rhema. More than that, we are grateful because You always have great vision and plans for each of us. Teach us on how to see as You see. To think as You think. And not to question Your plans in our lives. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.”
YEARLY BIBLE READING
2 Chronicles 10-12