Thursday, March 19, 2009

Scary Vision

Vision. It's a word we leaders love. We lap it up. It's our crack. We love the Bible, but we want God to come to us with a special visitation with a specific word for us. Right?

I don't know. When I look at the Bible, it seems those special vision moments are always kinda scary. Think about it. Isaiah got a coal dumped in his mouth. Mary found out she was pregnant...by God...try explaining that one. John saw the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Ananias was directed to heal a murderer. Um, I think I'll pass.

Now granted, there are some good visions. Like the time Peter's diet was expanded to include BBQ. That's a good day. In general, however, when God comes with a special word to us, it's usually one that we aren't quite excited to hear. But it's also one that has the potential to change the course of our lives and the course of history if we dare to obey.

4 Comments:

At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You and your BBQ. That's hilarious!

-Ryan

 
At 6:16 PM, Anonymous Steve said...

We also think that leaders are the only ones who have vision. Could it be that God has shown everyone (not just leaders) some sort of vision, but we're too scared to act upon it and so we ignore it? Leaders are those who follow God in spite of their fears.

 
At 8:54 PM, Blogger regena sawyer said...

Please provide the chapter and verse for Peter and the BBQ

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger Heather Z said...

Mom- it's in Acts 10 when Peter received the vision of the unclean foods. Okay, so it wasn't really about BBQ; it was more about God commissioning him to take the Gospel to the Gentiles. But still...

By the way, Shane's Rib Shack is excellent.

 

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