Optasia: vision

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“And so, King Agrippa, I obeyed that vision from heaven. I preached first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that all must repent of their sins and turn to God—and prove they have changed by the good things they do.” Acts 26:19, 20

Thought

 

Optasia is a Greek word for our English word, vision. Found four times in the New Testament (Luke 1:22; 24:23; Acts 26:19; 2 Corinthians 12:1) it means, “the act of seeing things coming into view.”

God, his kingdom, and his will, is the vision of every genuine believer in Christ. We see him as the substance of life, facilitating life, and the purpose for life. We see God as the center of all things, not man. We see God as the maker of man, after man’s fall, the redeemer of man, restoring him for his created intention, which is the devotion, honor, glory, and worship of God.

His vision for us is to see no other vision beyond this, and to consume and engulf ourselves in and with him, and the declaration of his kingdom’s Good News. His vision, is of us on his mission.

 

Prayer

Fill my all my heart, soul, mind, and strength with the vision of you, your kingdom, and your purpose. Amen.