Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Hey there peoples! 😉  How’re you doing?  I hope your day is going well.

A few months ago, I challenged and prompted myself to write down the vision I had for my life on a piece of paper.

Here is part of it:

The vision and goal I have for my life is to make a difference. I want to make a change in Honduran youth, and in whoever I’m surrounded by. I want to help those going through depression and anxiety.

I want my counsel to help somebody, but I want the Spirit I have to help them keep the victory they get. I want to reach lives through ministry, and lead many to Christ through my testimony.

I want to love freely, with Jesus’ love (agape), willing to keep on loving, even if those who I love hurt me. I want to be trust-worthy, and keep my word. I want to live for Christ and win souls as if every day were my last. I want to be useful to Him, and be the servant that He can trust to do anything.

I want to serve God with everything I have, and show others Mercy, Compassion, and Grace. I want to give everything, my all in serving Him. All my talents, so one day, I can stand before Him and say: “I used everything you gave me”. Over all, my greatest desire is to hear Him say: “Well done, my child, you are finally home“.

Now, (obviously) there is a more personal part of it that I left out, but this is the goal that I work toward every day.  I get it out once in a while to remind myself where my priorities lie. It causes everything else to pale in comparison.

When somebody talks about me behind my back, or when a close friend betrays me, I go back to my vision.  I remember my goals, and keep working toward them, instead of getting distracted.

Vision is such an important part of our lives.  I (along with most of my family) use glasses to help my vision.  While my prescription isn’t near as bad as my dad’s, I get bad headaches when I don’t wear my glasses.  My glasses help me to see clearly and in detail.

As a church, we also have a vision.  What is your pastor’s vision?  Are you working with him toward that vision?  We also have Spiritual “glasses”: The Word of God.  Prayer, fasting, and a relationship with God also helps us to see in detail.

A few years back, at our annual youth event, the theme was: “United Young People with Vision, and in Action.”  Bro. Adan, one of our pastors, preached a message that has been talked about long since then.

He used the following verse:

Acts 2:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

Now, in Spanish, it says: “and your young people shall see visions.  He told us that we’re not old people, but we have the strength of youth.  He said young people aren’t supposed to be asleep “dreaming dreams”, but we’re supposed to be up and working, doing what we know to do, until God gives us a vision.

When He gives us a vision, we start working toward it.

Also, in June of this year, we had our youth retreat and heard a message titled: “Wake Up, Young Person”.  It challenged us all to get our priorities straight.  It also challenged us to know our vision evangelism, church, and in our personal lives.

It was a wake-up call to all who had been sleeping.  We are in the last days, and there’s no time to waste.  It’s time to rise up and be the young people we are meant to be.

Now we have our vision, and our goal is the ultimate finish line: Heaven.  No, it’s not always easy, but it’s worth it.

We have to get rid of the needless weight we have on us, and run the race set before us.  Keeping our eyes on Jesus. (Hebrews 12:1-2)  He is our supreme example.

Nathaniel preached the first service of 2018, and he talked about vision.  I prayed a lot during altar call, and God gave me some words to a song for choir.  Go d gave it to me in Spanish, and I haven’t exactly translated it to (singable) English yet.  I’ll translate what the words say, though.

Give Me a Vision

1:

Awaken in me a desire to speak for You,

Awaken in me a desire to reach,

Let me be, Your hands and your feet

And let my heart beat for You

Chorus:

In this lost world

Let me feel Your passion

To reach the lost

And help the fallen

Give me a vision

2:

There are people who need You, O God

There are kids who need Your love

Let me be a light for You

Let my life glorify You

3:

This world is full of deceit and betrayal

Pain is found everywhere

But let the truth shine like the sun

And let children show it for You

Bridge:

There is no time to play, there’s no time to wait

It’s time to speak, we can no longer keep silent

There is nothing to change, there’s no need to modernize

Only defend the doctrine and the only truth

The Lord is calling: “Who will go for Me?”

I want to be someone who is useful

Here I am, I will go, here I am, I will go

Here I am, I will go, here I am, I will go

Chorus 2:

In this lost world

Let us feel Your passion

To reach the lost

And help the fallen

Give us a vision

In this confused world

Give us direction

Let this generation

Give you glory and honor

Give us a vision

 

What is your vision?

It is important to know one’s vision in life.  Your vision needs to be the vision God’s given you.  Never try to work against God’s vision.  I promise you, it’s won’t work.

This world is so confused, and it’s blinded by darkness (sin).  We can see clearly, and we’re not blinded.  We have the vision, and we’ve found that hidden, straight, and narrow way.  So it’s our job to announce it to everyone around us.

Join others around you in pursuing God’s vision for this time. (Luke 19:10)

Let’s press toward the mark of the high calling of God.  Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching toward those things ahead.

God’s doing great things, I want to be a part of it!

In a couple of weeks, we have our annual ladies event.  There is always at least one night where we’re out of it (drunk in the Spirit).  I look forward to this event all year long.  I know that God is going to do great things this year!  We have several ladies from the newer churches planning on coming.  Please pray that God would fill them with the Holy Ghost!

God bless, and thanks for reading,

Sarah Schreckhise

2 Replies to “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”

  1. I absolutely loved this post. Such a good reminder and so challenging! I had tears in my eyes as I read it; catching the vision is so important, yet merely catching it isn’t enough. We must work to pursue it and see it come to pass.
    Thank you for writing this, pretty lady!

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