The other day as I was driving the drizzle made mud of the dust on my windshield. It was then I discovered my washer fluid was empty. I made an executive decision that I would keep heading toward my destination without stopping to buy more washer fluid. Bad choice.
As I kept driving my windshield kept getting worse. I would use the wipers every once in a while hoping that the moisture would clean off the windshield … no luck. It only smeared it on thicker. It got so bad I had to pull off at a gas station and buy a gallon of fluid. Then I had to wait in the parking lot a few extra minutes as the smudge was cleared away with the new fluid and my wipers beating furiously over my windshield. That is life, friend.
You cannot move forward without a clear vision for where you are headed! At least that is what the Scriptures say. Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” (KJV) It can kill a person to drive with the windshield unclear and you cannot get to where God wants to take you without clearly having His vision for your life before you.
As 2014 draws to a close please consider where the Lord is taking you. Do you have a clear vision of where you are headed? Do you need to fill up your tanks with the fluid of His Word (Ephesians 5:18) to do what it is He is asking you to do?
This Christmas season may we aspire to INFLUENCE lost people for the sake of Jesus Christ, to CONNECT with other believers in Christ within our church, to DEVOTE ourselves to becoming more like the image of His Son, and finally to HELP wherever we see a need!
INFLUENCE – CONNECT – DEVOTE – HELP
Let’s make these more than words!