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January 30: Pray that You may See

 “Then the LORD answered me and said, ”Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run.” – Habakkuk 2:2 NASB

Read: Hab 2:1-4; Mk 1:34-39 

 When God gives you a vision, He is sharing with you something He wants to achieve here on earth and how you can get involved in it. Contrary to what most people think, a vision is not your idea of something you want to get done; it is not an ambition-driven project. When our Lord Jesus lived on earth we were amazed at how much he achieved in about 3½ years of ministry. His life was ‘purpose & vision-driven’. Jesus was always on point and on schedule with God. He showed us the secret of this powerful, effective lifestyle in John 5:19-21: He always “saw” the Father do it first; then he copied. The question then would be: “When did He see his Father do these things?” The bible gives us clues: Early in the morning (Mark 1:35) or late at night after his meetings (Mark 6:46) he would go meet with the Father to ‘download the blueprint’ for the next assignment. This is why prayer is very important. Prayer allows you to interact with God; it gives you access to God’s thoughts and will for you. Habakkuk said, “I will climb my watchtower and wait to see what the LORD will tell me …” (Habakkuk 2:1) Time spent in prayer is time well spent; it saves you unnecessary efforts and resources spent in the wrong direction. Won’t you start from today to set out time to watch for what God will say? I declare that your spiritual eyes are open from today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.