write it down

by Pastor Mark Jordan

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“Then the LORD answered me and said, write a vision, and make it plain upon a tablet so that a runner can read it.” (Habakkuk 2:2, CEB)

How are things going this week in working on developing a Godly perspective? So far we’ve explore how worry is an enemy to a Godly perspective, how God’s ways are not our ways, and how important it is to know why we do what we do. Today, as we continue our journey, we will focus on putting our motivation into action.

Last week we looked at the various ways you are called to be part of God’s forever family. When you were called, God gave you a vision and a burden for how you can live for Him. An essential step is to write that down, so you can commit it to memory and refer to it as necessary. In today’s verse, we read about how the prophet, Habakkuk, was told to write down the vision God gave him in order to make it plain and give him something to which he can refer. Specifically, it says to make it so a runner can read it. The idea behind that is to have something we can look upon in our fast-paced and crazy lives. Maybe you want to do this with something like a sticky note or index card, but the important thing is to do it.

Thinking about how Jesus called the fisherman, Peter, the Lord told him He wanted to teach him how to fish for people. That was a very simple and memorable call from Jesus that changed Peter’s life forever. As you think about how you were born for such a time as this, God wants to give you something memorable to help you along your journey through life. The best way to do this is to write it down to internalize it so you can refer to it regularly, even in the midst of the world’s frenetic craziness.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I want a vision for how I can be like Peter and learn from you how to fish for people with the things you’ve instilled within me. Help me identify my call, internalize it, and incorporate it into everything I do as I live for you. I ask this in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.