The normal response to pain, suffering and problems is to avoid them at all costs. When God is birthing vision in your life, however, you are more willing to intentionally embrace another person’s needs in your heart and even feel their pain personally.
Everyone sees many needs around them, but sometimes there is a seed of vision from noticing the need that gives birth to something deeper in your heart with lasting power. The need has leapt onto you, and now it goes wherever you go. There is almost a chemical reaction between the need and the way God made you.
The news of Jerusalem’s distress greatly impacted Nehemiah. It affected him so deeply that he sat down and wept (Nehemiah 1:4a). His heart broke for Jerusalem and the situation the people were facing.
Have you ever experienced a need that touched you deeply and, perhaps, made you weep? Is there a need that you need to allow deeper into your heart?
Allowing yourself to feel the need rather than just seeing it is an important step in the process of the birth of vision.
Dare to ask God to open your heart to the needs of others,
Are you living a life of integrity, even when doing so requires a step of bold obedience? Check out how Daniel’s confidence in God caused him to not compromise his integrity.
Accountability is the bridge that spans the gap between wanting to live with integrity and being a person of integrity. Find out what is means to live out integrity.
You are not called to pursue a life of integrity alone. Are you a part of a small group of people who are growing spiritually?
Are you a promise keeper or do you struggle to keep your word? God always fulfills His promises. Check out a few of those promises here.
Integrity is aligning your inner life and outward life into a seamless whole person. Is your integrity aligned? Find out here.
Where do you need to grow in integrity in your life? Dare to Ask God to make your life look more like Jesus’ and be amazed as He begins to answer your prayer through repentance and joy!
We can be a reflection of Christ to others by living lives of integrity. Join us as we start our new series on Integrity.
As we wrap up our series on “Family Priority,” would you join us in prayer for you and your family to grow in understanding of God’s design for families?
You have an opportunity to reflect God to a world who desperately needs to see faithfulness and fidelity lived out. What is your greatest challenge?
Is your family reflecting the image of God? Check out what the Bible says about your place in God’s design for family.
Since Family is God’s idea and design, we have a calling to be diligent about pointing our family members to Him. Need help with ideas on how you can be more intentional with your family? Read these tips!
Does your family practice good communication and affection with one another? Check out this weeks post!