“Go again seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand.” – 1 Kings 18:43-44
Few things in life have the effect upon our daily lives like vision. Certainly there is sound, taste and touch. Yet absent of vision we cannot get around good, we cannot see where we are going or for that matter where we should go.
In 1 Kings 18, Elijah had a prayer meeting until he saw something. What he saw was a hand, representative of the hand of God about to be on the situation he was praying about. We too must have such a prayer meeting UNTIL we see such a vision. As leaders, it is inherently our responsibility to see the possibility of God around us. Ezekiel, these bones can live again. Peter, you can walk on water with me. Mary, the Son of God shall arise.
Today I had the privilege of taking a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee in Israel. It was this sea (large mass of water) that served as the circumference of Jesus Christ’s ministry. Looking around at the cities and villages that surrounded the Sea of Galilee, I noted place after place where Jesus had ministered. As ministers, we need to look around us and see all the possibilities of places we could minister. It might be our own neighborhood, a local half-way house, local addicts, battered women and the list goes on. There exists all around us open wounds that need ministered to.
Jesus said to “lift up your eyes, and look on the fields” (John 4:35). I have yet to be to a place where a great harvest could not be had. But first, as men of God, we must lift up our eyes and look. For when we do with faith we are sure to see God possibilities all around us. Let us pray, lift up our eyes and look until we do.
Brian Norman is a full-time International Evangelist. His experience includes Pastoring and planting Churches in America and overseas. www.GlobalEvangelism.org Ph: (636)544-0627