April 14The Special ThingFor reading & meditation: Proverbs 29:1-18
“Where there is no vision, the people perish ‘” (v.18, AV)
What is the point we are making? It is this: as we are faithful in following the Lord, we can expect Him to reveal His special plan for our lives. Just as Nehemiah caught the vision of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, so we, too, if we are ready and alert, will catch the vision of what God has specially equipped us to do. Many years ago, I asked God to give me a vision of the special thing He wanted me to achieve for Him. He gave me the vision of launching a daily Bible reading programme which is now read by half a million people daily. He also, so I believe, inspired the choice of the title, Every Day with Jesus. I sometimes tremble at the awesome responsibility I now have of developing a spiritual theme month by month which will minister to the needs in people’s lives. What if I had not asked God to give me a vision of what He wanted me to do? I
O Father, I don’t just want to achieve the good – I want to achieve the best. If I have not yet caught the vision of that special thing You want to achieve through my life, then reveal it to me today. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.
For further study:
1. What was Jesus’ message to Paul?
2. What was Paul able to testify to Agrippa?