Where there is no vision, people perish,
but happy are those who keep the law (Proverbs 29:18)
As I grew up this verse was splashed around in school, in the church directed at those who were still in primary and secondary school. Bottom line was academic success and good grades which would only be achieved if the students had a vision of the end from the beginning. As time has passed, I have come to realise that his verse is not exclusively for academic success, it applies to every area of an individuals life.
When one has no vision, a picture of the end from the beginning there is likely to be no sense of direction as you wake up and tackle each day. Vision gives direction, it gives one something to long for, something to look forward to; it gives one momentum to keep moving. Our children need to have a vision if they are to escape the hopelessness that the world is freely peddling today; just look at the growing statistics of suicide among young people today and you will get my drift. A vision sustains life. And the vision our children need is the vision of eternity, and the fact that what we do here directly influence how and where we will spend eternity.
Activity for the Day: Discuss eternity with your child/ren and the fact that our lives today will determine how and where we will spend eternity.
Father, renew in us and our children a vision for eternity. Renew in us a desire to spend eternity with you. Father let that vision drive us to live our daily lives for you and for your glory. Help us to teach our children how to store treasures for themselves in Heaven where no moth or rust can destroy. Let the vision of eternity with you consume us even this very moment and forever. In Jesus name we ask, Amen.