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To succeed in life, we've got to get a vision— specifically God's vision for our life. Today we're going to talk about a great idea to develop vision in our families.

Bringing It To Pass
Faith brings the vision to pass.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Heb. 11:1)

My faith is always working on what I can't see. So if I'm short on something in my life, it's because I'm short on vision.

I have, today, by faith whatever I have seen myself doing. Until I see myself doing more, my faith cannot produce more. Faith must have a vision to act upon. My faith is currently producing everything I have seen myself doing and I can only see what I've asked God to reveal.

What did the woman with the issue of blood see in the natural? She was getting worse. But with her spiritual eyes, she saw a Man who healed the sick, raised the dead, walked on water and fed five thousand, and she said to herself, "If I can touch Him, I've got it." (See Matt 9:21)

She had a VISION.

When she crawled through the crowd and touched Him, Jesus said, " Woman, your faith has made you whole." Her faith and her vision got her to His feet, where she was healed.

She saw it and her faith brought what she saw to pass.

If we can't see it, we can't have faith to obtain it. Therefore, we cannot have it.  Our faith brings the vision God gives us into the here and now.

Step by Step
The vision God has planted in us for our lives will continue to get brighter and greater as we walk it out. With every step we take, God shows us more and we gain more.

Remember what we've talked about which is that when He first shows us something, God doesn't dump the whole vision on us all at once. He gives us a step at a time so our faith can produce that. Then He will give us the next step and our faith produces that.

Writing It Down
The Bible says that before we were born, there was a book in Heaven with our name on it (Ps. 139:16) and it says to write our vision down (Hab. 2:2-3), so I made a notebook for myself, for my wife, and for each of my children.

I created a three-ring binder for each member of our family with their  name of the spine of it. Each notebook has a child's name in it and what it means. It has a list of their God-given gifts and abilities.

(Note: We have used Discovering Your Child's God Given Gifts by Don & Katie Fortune to help pin point what those areas are, but there are other similar books out there.)

In each of those books, we have written personalized versions of the following verses:

What The Word Says
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  (Ps. 139:16)

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." (Jer. 29:11)

"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." (Jer. 33:3)

For God's gifts and His call are irrevocable. (Rom. 11:29)

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him" — but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. (1 Cor. 2:9)

What does all that do for me? Once I get a vision and write it down, it gives me faith that that vision will manifest in the natural. Faith comes to us when we hear the Word of God. (Rom. 10:17)

This is a life-long journey and when tests or trials come to us we won't stop, but keep moving forward until we fulfill God's plan.  It's an adventure.

Copyright © Joe McGee Ministries
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Author Biography

Joe McGee
Web site: Joe McGee Ministries
Joe McGee, author, national conference speaker, father, and former school administrator, is the founder and director of Joe McGee Ministries, Inc. and Faith For Families Ministries.

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