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Sunday – 9:30am and 11:15am

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1200 North Russell Rd.
Bloomington, Indiana, 47408
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What Do You See?

What do you see today?

Our answers will vary based on our location and what’s around us. For some, they see the ocean. For others, they see mountains, and others see corn fields frozen over for the winter. Our eyes are constantly processing the things we see, connecting them to our moods, our emotions and more.

For example, if you live far from the ocean, when you visit there’s an excitement to see it. In fact, the closer you get to the beach, the adrenaline kicks in. Our mood shifts to joy and being happy. Have you been there before?

It’s true that what we see can determine what we feel and how we react on a daily basis. It’s a part of our lives and it’s more dominate than we think. Yet, there’s something deeper for us to remember.

Helen Keller said –
“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”

Every time I read this I’m motivated to have vision. You see, vision is different than sight because it often sees what isn’t there yet. It’s the picture of what we hope and believe for. Sight can determine our mood, but vision can determine our lives. Sight may cause our mood, but vision can cause our purpose. This is why we all must have vision.

Proverbs 29:18 says –
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”

Notice without vision people will perish. This makes Helen Keller’s quote more profound as it rings true with the Bible. Our lives must have vision as we sift through the quagmire of today reaching for something great tomorrow. God himself, has good plans for us and a hopeful end. His goodness endures daily toward us and our families; therefore, our part is to receive His vision and never let it go.

What do you see today?

Our answer may be sorrow, grief, fear, loss or lack. These things are real, and yet there’s something more for us.

All throughout the Bible God gave people a vision and when they went for it, they got it. God moves beyond what we see and He invites us to see it with Him. He empowers us to be a part of what He’s doing, which in turn gives us healing and meaning. When we’re a part of something bigger than ourselves, we’re empowered to grow past ourselves.

What’s your vision today?

I encourage you to have one. I encourage you to hold onto one. I encourage you to allow the vision you have to be bigger than anything you can do, so it has to be God doing it. This is where we live. This is where we thrive. This is where we find purpose.

God hasn’t forgotten you. He’s specific for you and your family. His vision is great and supernatural, so let Him plant it in you and begin to see it everyday.

May you climb over the highest mountain. May you walk through the darkest valley. May you conquer your past and may you grab onto your future by seeing a vision.

Have a great week and the best is yet to come,
PD



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