Capture the Vision

old black and caucasian men meeting and shaking hands in parkScripture: Ephesians 2:10

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (NIV)

Have you noticed that when you meet someone new, the conversation often focuses on things you feel passionate about and what each person does for a living?

That’s similar to the way KingdomNomics works. We learn from Scripture that each of us is a work of God. “He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works” (Psalm 33:15, NKJV). Isn’t it exciting to realize that God made you for a purpose?

As our relationship with God develops, he reveals more of himself and his plans for us. As we flow with the Holy Spirit, he empowers us to accomplish his purposes. Transformed KingdomNomics thinkers come to appreciate that we are living in a “perishing environment”; we have a limited period of time to prepare for entering the eternal world. Our natural desire to spend our time, talent, and treasure on the values of this world are trumped by our desire to focus on unseen eternal values.

Why did Jesus Christ come into this world?

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief” (1 Timothy 1:15, NKJV). Jesus also said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” (Matthew 24:35, NKJV). God’s Word will endure forever. “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever” (Isaiah 40:8, NIV).

Our souls and God’s Word will survive the time bubble. All else perishes. What an impact that should have on us!

And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it” (Habakkuk 2:2, ESV). I believe that this verse instructs us to capture the vision and run with the mission to fulfill the Great Commission. Let us use the gifts and talents God has given us to point people to the person of Jesus Christ.

Today, ask yourself:

Am I using the gifts God has given me to help point the way to salvation in Jesus Christ?

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