Here is a brief summary of what I spoke about at our recent winter retreat. I hope it makes sense!
The topic of my session was on gaining personal Revelation and Vision from God.
I believe that God has a perfect position and purpose for each one of us, and has designed us with unique characteristics and skills to fulfill that purpose. He desires to reveal to each one of us his plans and purposes for our lives, and give us wisdom and understanding on how to live, solve problems and interact with others. As it says in 1 Corinthians 12: 18-19 (NIV)
“God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be?”
He uses everybody, and the purposes he has for us differ from one person to the next, just as the parts of a body differ.We are not all skilled in the same areas, and I therefore believe we must ask God to reveal to each of us the things he has designed us, and desires us to do, because if we are not living in his plans then we are not living in our kingdom calling.
Vision and revelation are powerful weapons that God gives us. Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybles defines Vision as – a picture of the future that produces passion. God has designed us in a way that each of us feels very deeply about something. We need to ask God for revelation, and when he gives it to us we must get it into our hearts, as it procduces passion in us , and grunt that can’t be taken away from us. We must speak it over our lives and desire to seek it from him.
When God gives us revelation we need to pray about it, and ask him to clarify it and give us understanding as to what it means. I believe that God desires to reveal things to us, and we must therefore be connected to him, through regularly reading his word, praying and listening to him so that we can walk in the plans he has for us.
I encourage you to seek God and ask him to reveal what he has for you, because when we are walking in his revelation we will be most effective and are fulfilling our important position in the body of christ.