Christian Living
Asking for God's Vision
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Jan 2, 2017
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To understand and embrace God's vision, we must first ask Him for it. The Bible tells us we have not because we ask not -- and sometimes when we do ask, we ask with selfish rather than God-honoring motives. But God promises us, "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know" (Jeremiah 33:3). God wishes to reveal Himself to us, but we must first ask with pure motives and persistence.

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God does a wonderful work in us when we seek His will.

The word for "call" in this verse means to do so continuously. We are commanded to ask continuously until God reveals His vision to us. Persistence teaches us to rely on God while He is shaping our hearts to delight in Him.

God does a wonderful work in us when we seek His will. As we seek Him for His will, we learn who He is and begin to delight in Him and His will rather than our own. As He becomes the desire of our hearts, we are aligned and ready to receive His will and vision for our lives.

Prayer: God, I pray that You would reveal Your vision to me today. Show me where You would have me go and what You would have me do. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me" (Psalm 138:3).