Godly Vision Gives Us Hope
"For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?" Romans 8:24
We cannot live without hope. A good vision for our future gives us hope.
There are two important areas of vision that we need to have hope for, we need to have hope for our future here on earth and hope for our future with God in heaven.
God has said that He wants us to practice heaven here on earth. Matthew 6:10
Our first step in creating heaven here on earth is having godly vision. Without vision there is no hope for our future. God gave us the ability to dream and to imagine. Our visions can either work for us or against us. This is the area of control that God has given to us, self-control. Is it work, absolutely! Nothing great ever comes easy. Vision requires time and self-control. We must keep hold of our vision even during the difficult times in order to achieve our dreams and to create heaven here on earth.
This life is temporary and change is inevitable and this is why we must have our heavenly vision held above all else. This can be challenging because no one has seen heaven, so how then do we create a vision of heaven? By God's Word the Bible. There are many promises to meditate on and to visualize. Take for example Revelation 21:1-4
"Then I saw 'a new heaven and a new earth,' for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.' He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
How beautiful heaven is going to be! Take a moment to imagine, that's right, use your imagination for God's glory and your good. Visualize Christ among us, His love, His gentleness and kindness, His comfort, joy and peace filling you constantly. You would never want to leave, and you wont have to because it is your permanent home! Imagine no more crying or sickness or death! Beauty everywhere because the grass, the flowers, and all of nature or humanity never dies! Think on what is good and that is heaven!
*Godly meditation is a practice that YKI teaches. We help you to take godly words and from them create a mental picture to meditate on. We use relaxation and music to further help you. When you paint godly pictures and nurture them through daily practice these good thoughts will grow and produce godly outcomes in your life.
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