Posted on October 10, 2011 by Ron Brooks
Clarifying your vision
We lived in North Carolina for a few years, right in the middle of the Great Smokey Mountains. It is very easy to tell where the name comes from. If you have driven through the Smokey Mountains in the morning, you know as well. There is so much fog, or ‘smoke’ that it is often difficult to see. There were times that we were driving interstate 40 near the NC / TN border and could barely see. I gripped the wheel so tight and was so tense that my fingers cramped. Especially given that we often saw boulders and rocks that had fallen down the mountain onto the road.
Driving down the road, I knew I was going in the right direction. I had enough vision to see a little, but I could not see clearly. Knowing I was going in the right direction was not enough. (more…)
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Posted on October 7, 2011 by Ron Brooks
Where there is no vision, the people perish
Correcting your Vision
Vision. It is what you see. It is the act of anticipating that which will or may come to be. We hope for 20/20 vision. We hope we have the right vision.
We have a vision for our life, for our family, for our ministry. If I were to ask right now what is your vision, what would you say? Do you have one?
I think the most important aspect of our vision is making sure it is correct. We can clarify a correct vision, and we can cast a correct vision. Step one is to correct your vision.
I wear glasses. If I do not wear my glasses, I cannot see much. I can make out larger familiar objects, and I can only read if I squint and hold the paper super close to my face. Sometimes I have to turn my head sideways and close one eye and I can read a little. Needless to say, my vision needs to be corrected. That is why I wear glasses. (more…)
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