Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no prophetic vision, the people cast off restraint (i.e., live life on their terms),[a] but blessed is he who keeps the law.
Looking around us, we see a World desperately in need of Jesus. Yet, it seems that many in the body of Christ have lost God's vision for reaching the lost.
We live in a time when the lines between acceptable and unacceptable are exposed. The World has become more sinful and corrupted than ever, breaking God's heart. We, as Believers, are called to be the Light, the Salt of the Earth, and the ones who carry the Gospel's Good News.
But what happens when God's people have lost God's vision? When we get so caught up in our World that we forget why we're here in the first place? The Bible tells us that without a vision, the people perish.
So, what can we do to regain God's vision? The first thing we need to do is to go back to the Word of God. The Bible is our road map. It's our guide, and it instructs us on how we are to live as Believers. We need to read it, study it, and meditate on it daily. We need to allow the Word of God to speak to us and let it transform us from the inside out.
We also need to spend time in prayer. Prayer is the key that unlocks the door to God's heart. We can hear God's voice through prayer and receive direction on what we should do. We need to have a daily prayer life, not just when we're in trouble but also when things are going well.
Furthermore, we need to ensure we have fellowship with other Believers. We need relationships that keep us accountable and encourage us to stay on the right path. We should not neglect to gather together, as some people do, but we must encourage one another. (Hebrews 10:25)
We also need to have a heart for the lost. We cannot afford to be so consumed with our problems that we forget about those who do not yet know Jesus. We need a heart to reach out to others, share Christ's love, and win souls for his Kingdom.
In conclusion, we must return to basics. We must return to the Word of God, pray, and fellowship with other Believers. We must have a heart for the lost and keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Let us pray, asking for God's grace and forgiveness for our negligence and strength to keep going on His path.
If you're here today and feel you've lost God's vision, I invite you to come to the altar and pray with me. And to those who have never accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, I want to ask you to pray with me now: "Dear Jesus, I know I am a sinner in need of your forgiveness. I believe you died on the cross for me and rose from the dead. Please come into my life and be my Savior. Please help me to follow you all the days of my life. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen."
May God bless you and keep you always.