What in the world is a stereogram?  You have probably seen hundreds of them in your life.  If you were like me, you had no idea what they were called, until now.  A stereogram is a picture within a picture. Hidden inside each image is an object which appears in 3D when viewed correctly.  The “viewed correctly” part is what sank my boat each time.  I have stood close, far, left and right.  No matter where I stood looking at these things I could not “catch the vision.” 

Some people have great vision and catch it immediately.  Some people must have a guide that will take a “Super Vision” finger and point out the obvious things to them.  Then there is the collective “Ohhhh, I see it now.”  You know the one. 

Proverbs 29:18 says, “18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”  The “law” was the word of God.  It was the distribution of the life-giving flow from the mind of God.  It is something that we get to hold onto and use to establish purpose in our life.  People perish when they lose the ability to project “THEIR” vision according to God’s purpose.  The Apostle Peter stated that it was not the will of God for any to perish!!  How great of an encouragement is that for us! 

We should be fully persuaded that God does not want us to lose.  We may not be in the right place to catch the right vision.  Maybe we need to reposition ourselves with respect to the word of God and His plan for our life. According to the Bible, God knows the plans that He thinks toward us.  They are plans of completion.  If you cannot be complete where you are, with what you see, you need a new vision!! 

Boldness/Faith can push that vision into reality.  How?  A guy named James said in his book “You have faith and I have works, show me your faith without your works and I will show you my faith BY my works.”  God put in all of us “THE” measure of faith for a reason.  It was to project vision onto any canvas and make that vision come to life for us.  Read Hebrews chapter 11.  Every time it says, “by faith”, what does that mean? It means they were not willing to accept the current vision, so they projected a new one.  They were unwilling to let the current arrangement identify them.  Boldness/Faith pushed them to a new vision.  It was the moment they found the picture (theirs) within the “BIG” picture (God’s).  They applied the word of God, His purpose, and THEIR faith and it shook up THEIR world. 

Abraham could see a son that was not yet born.  Moses, even in Pharaoh’s house, could see the value of his true identity and calling.  Joshua could see falling walls that were still standing.  Rahab could see salvation in the form of enemy spies.

What do you see? If you are not happy with it, it’s time to project a new vision.

-Rev. Dewayne Sims

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