Monday, August 4, 2008

Get A Clear Vision

I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo tired. I worked the Customer Expo and Convention my company hosts every year. I am beyond tired. My husband kept referring to it as a retreat. I think he's seen too many TV depictions of conventions. Mine involved WORK, and lots of it.

It just reminds me of how we sometimes let the world cloud our view of something. My husband was relying on the "fun, games and silliness" he's seen previously on TV shows. The reality was far from that.

The world would have us think God is restrictive, punishing, intolerable and many other detrimental things. If this is the only picture of God someone sees, it's no wonder people want nothing to do with Him. But if we are able to show them the true picture of God, they would see love, understanding, mercy, acceptance, forgiveness, grace, blessing and freedom. What totally opposing views!

I challenge you today to help someone get a clear vision of who our God is. Let's help them see the true Living God we serve and not the distorted one the world presents.

Be blessed and be a blessing today!


Beachy Mimi said...

Thanks for the encouragement.

Amy said...


tiggerdaisy said...

Great post, girl! What an encouragement...what a challenge! We should all be so alert in making sure our lives showed the clear vision of God.

Prayers and blessings,

Runner Mom said...

Yes, m'am!! I am trying to help others get a clear picture of our awesome God through this P31 Bible study that I'm leading. It is so wonderful to see their eyes light up when a nugget of truth hits home! Just love it! We talked yesterday about what the well dressed P31 woman was wearing ( actually, clothed in). Col. 3:12 gives us insight to her wardrobe: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. This represents what we should wear daily as we represent Christ.

Great post my friend! Get some rest!!
Love ya,

Yolanda said...

I have this written down, and it makes me think of your post.

Resentment comes from looking at others

Contentment comes from looking at God.

If we are looking at God and not others, then that joy, peace, love, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control should be so evident loaded down, over flowing.....pouring out of G-R-A-C-E!

Being a woman on purpose, with a purpose of being intentional showing Jesus will change the world that is around us. Starting with you and I. :0)

Love ya,

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I'm joining in ya'lls bible study a little late. But finally caught up!
I love your thoughts here.
Very encouraging!