Read Jonah 4:2 (GW)
“So, he prayed to the LORD, “LORD, isn’t this what I said would happen when I was still in my own country? That’s why I tried to run to Tarshish in the first place. I knew that you are a merciful and compassionate God, patient, and always ready to forgive and to reconsider your threats of destruction.”
What is the difference between holding on to a principle and having a vision?
Is my attitude today an attitude that flows from my principles or my vision of God?
Is there a freshness and a vitality in my spiritual outlook?
When a crisis happens in my life, I can be certain that the resources of my character will be revealed in how I respond. Each crisis is a test of my character and spiritual eyesight.
Principals do not come from moral inspiration, only vision.
My own idea of God and His attributes may be used to justify and rationalize my deliberate neglect of what I am to do. I may have the right idea (principal), but wherever there is vision, there is also a life of honesty and integrity.
Vision gives me the moral incentive.
If I set daily prayer aside as well as cease having God’s vision in the trivial things of life, I simply act on my own principal.
When I expect God to do greater things than what He has already done before, I correct my vision by writing Him a love letter in my prayer journal. I begin by praising and glorifying His name and describing the endless list of blessings in the greatest detail. I then humbly ask for His forgiveness for my poor eyesight and ask for His help in correcting my vision. God works miracles on my behalf every single day. He has proven that time after time. My prayer journal is written proof of it.
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