April 29, 2015 – Seeing God

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“The resilient life is one in which a person lives every day in pursuit of the big picture.” –Gordon McDonald

     A blind man’s world.” said E. Paul Hovey, “is bound by the limits of his touch; an ignorant man’s world by the limits of his knowledge; a great man’s world by the limits of his vision.”  Limited vision leads to lackadaisical leadership.  A spiritual leader who lacks vision is not only impaired by his own blindness, but is disqualified to guide the people of God.

This seems to be the rebuke of the Lord Jesus Christ concerning the hypocrisy of the religious leaders of His day.  Christ said of them, “They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” (Matthew 15:14).  Spiritual leaders who take men into the trenches typically do so because of their inability to see.

In its most simplistic form, that is what vision really is: the ability to see.  Leroy Eims said, “A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see.”  If God has called you to lead, He has called you to see.  Look around, look ahead, look behind, look below, and most importantly look above.  Your ability to lead others is to first and foremost see God.

Daily Reading: 1 Chronicles 1-2
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