Thursday, October 20, 2016


Vision by Laurie McTier

"And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. " 2 Kings 6:16,17

When individuals set out to make goals, they have a vision of how the goal will be accomplished. They commit to do whatever it costs, in order to see the desired outcome. There are several reasons for this. I guess the main reason is that we don't want to be embarrassed if things don't go the way we had hoped.

Recently, I set a goal to exercise every morning. I had planned to fulfill this goal by alternating my schedule by walking and by riding my bicycle early in the mornings. This called for some sacrifices on my part so that the goal would be met. I could no longer sleep as late as I wanted, I had to make a conscious effort to get up early so that I could go walking or riding without being late for work.

One morning I rode my bicycle unprepared...I did not have a helmet on or my glasses. I was riding down Memorial Boulevard in Springfield TN when a big truck passed. The truck was going about 45 mph, and as he passed there was a lot of dirt that was stirred up. Some of the dirt lodged in my right eye. As a nurse I could remember two things from all the books that I had read. Never rub your eye to get foreign objects out and protect the affected eye by closing it until you can get to a doctor. I rode for over a mile to my home with one eye open and my hand over the injured eye. By this time my eye was really hurting and I could not open my eye without a lot of pain. My vision was blurred because of the object that was in my eye.

Two hours after the injury, I went to the optometrist who quickly placed dye in my eye and retrieved the "little speck" of dirt that I had not been able to get out on my own. After the optometrist removed the object from my eye, I had a new vision...I could see again. I set out to work on my goals the next morning, but now with some preparation.

How is your vision? Are you setting out today to see the world through your eyes or through God's eyes? On my first mission trip with On The Go to Brazil God impressed me to ask for His vision for the city and for the needs of the students that we would be ministering to on that project. I also began to pray for each of our team members and for the missionaries that each of us would receive God's vision for the lost. Proverbs 29:18 reads,"Where there is no vision, the people perish. "

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will give you a vision of what you can do to make a difference for the kingdom of God this week.

On The Go Prayer Focus: All the local churches, committees, and leaders who will be working with On The Go Ministries and the Keith Cook Team in creative outreach efforts in the United States and around the world.

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