Sunday, March 17, 2013

Setting Vision

Setting Vision was the theme of this week's Bible study for me and the topic of an inspired speech Friday morning by the owner of Jason's Deli, and I have to share what I received from God's Word about the importance of vision in your life to be successful!

In Genesis 30, Jacob begins to amass his wealth and fortune by what I find to be a supernatural means of influence. He took a poplar branch or almond branch and peeled back the bark so that it created a striped look and set those branches in front of the watering trough where the sheep came to drink because that is where they mated. By seeing the branches, they then produced offspring that were striped, speckled or black and he took those sheep as his payment.

Then I remembered in 2008 when God gave me a word about building the house on Woodside that I had put a picture of the house just printed out from the plans and posted it on my wall in my office that I saw everyday and by the end of 2008 the vision came to pass. You can read about that here if you'd like.

And then in 2010 God spoke again and set us on a new path with a new vision that I didn't quite understand. In fact I may have missed it at first but the vision stood for over two years before it was understood. I wish I would have written it on the blog to be able to refer back to it, but the new word spoken to my heart was Isaiah 58:12
Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities.
Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls
and a restorer of homes.
This has since led me into the new career path of Real Estate. Even though it took two years to understand it, I'm walking it out and the vision is just starting to reproduce in my life and I'll continue to walk in this new vision until God says "It's Finished".
Oh what a difference a picture makes, what a great visual display through the sheep and the rememberance of my picture on the wall to remind me how important it is to keep the vision in front of us. God saw it already and is leading me to it. (I'm going to find a picture that clearly defines this new vision in my life and place it in my office so I can see it everyday!)
And the words of the owner of Jason's Deli, said that in order to be successful we need to Set Vision, Get Buy-In and Remove obstacles... this was so relevant to my life and it's what I'm striving to do.
I hope this gives someone hope to start looking for the vision that the Lord has for you and to set that vision in front of you always...Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18)
I'll leave you with this scripture that I saw this morning in my bible study preparation...
2 Thessalonians 1:11b... May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do...Then the Lord Jesus will be honored because of the way you live, and you will be honored along with him. This is all made possible because of the grace of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Seeking Him,
Lea Anne

Thursday, January 10, 2013

My word for 2013

As I began praying about my word for 2013 I was reading my devotional calendar and it talked about us needing to be spiritually anchored and focused on the One true God. I love the Lord with all my heart, soul, mind and strength and I didn't think that I put anything ahead of Him, but in just the few short days of this new year, I've found myself pulled and stretched in so many different directions that it has taken a toll on my health, and mental state. I'm not handling things like I use to, I'm irritated too easily, and mostly, I'm just a little unsettled by all the changes taking place around me.

I've decided that my word is ONE.

I'll be more focused on ONE thing at a time...ONE job...ONE person at a time...more time with the ONE who gives life more abundantly. And certainly about the only ONE I can do anything about and that is me.

My devotional thought for today is very appropriate as I write these words...

We don't want to be women who hear the truth but seldom act in faith to appropriate it for our lives. We don't want to be forever grappling with doubt, fear, insecurity, and uncertainty. We want to live life on purpose and with purpose.
I choose ONE...

Happy New Year!
Lea Anne