Topic: Contemporary Examples Of Men Of Vision [Friday January 12th, 2018]
Scripture: Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.Proverbs 29:18.
Thought For The Day: If you follow God’s principles, you will get His products.
Vision is the lifter of men who conceive it. Men of vision are lifted by the vision they conceive and pursue. Vision is the secret of progress and greatness of the visionary.
In our study yesterday, we looked at practical examples of men of vision from the Bible.
Today, we shall look at men of vision in our contemporary world and how their vision brought them to relevance in life:
- J. F Kennedy
On May 25, 1961, the President of America, John F. Kennedy announced before a special joint session of Congress the goal of sending an American safely to the Moon before the end of the decade.
Though he was assassinated two years after his declaration, on July 20th 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step on the lunar surface. When he landed from the moon, he heroically said, ‘That was one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.’ John Kennedy saw it in 1961 and it came to pass in 1969. What you do not see coming will never come to pass.
- Martin Luther King Junior
On the 28th of August 1963, Martin Luther King Junior, on the steps of Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC said, ‘I have a dream; one day, this nation will rise up and live the true meaning of its creed. We hold this truth to be self-evident that all men are created equal. I have a dream that one day, on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream…’
Thirty five years later, a black man by the name Barack Obama was nominated as the presidential candidate of a major political party in America and on January 20th 2009, he was sworn in as the 44th President of The United States of America. Some people thought that it was Barack Obama’s charisma that was solely responsible for his rise to power. No! Someone prophesied thirty five (35) years earlier that people would not be judged by their colour but by the content of their character.
Beloved, the dreams of today are the realities of tomorrow.
God is a God of principles; if you follow God’s principles, you will get His products. God is also a God of vision. Be a man and woman of vision as a child of God.
Remember This: If you follow God’s principles, you will get His products.
- Endeavour to study the lives of other men of vision and what they achieved.
Follow their steps in order to be great in life.
Prayer: O Lord, I ask for grace to follow Your principles for my life in order to get Your products in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE LIFE OF VISION.
Amazing Fact: The human brain can read up to 1,000 words per minute.
Today In History: 12/01/1904 – Henry Ford set a new land speed record when he reached 91.37 miles per hour
Daily Reading: Genesis 26:17 to 27:46, Matthew 9:1 to 17, Psalm 10:16 to18, Proverbs 3:9 to 10.
Quote: At the place of prayer, man is enabled to see his life from the perspective of God. Culled from PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER by Dr Paul Enenche.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.