Today I spent the day on the set of a music video being filmed for our daughter Shara Rose. The scenery was stunning as it was located in the mountains, and both the drive and the setting for the shoot couldn’t help but make you feel the expansiveness and freedom to be found in the landscape.
It reminded me how important it is to make time to get out into the countryside or even just to a place like a beach, hills, or anywhere else where you can stand and see the horizon. In those surroundings, you can experience the bigness of creation and the feeling of having room to breathe.
Having space is something most of us crave because when we feel that, we connect with freedom. And it’s in freedom, we often find the ability to dream, receive fresh vision, and unlock our imaginations and the deep things within our spirits, which God has placed there.
We are created in the image of God, and because He is a creator, He also wants us to have a vision and purpose for our lives. To “see” and call those things that are not yet manifest as though they are. That is the dynamic of faith. (Romans 4:17)
Every vision and dream begins with a “seed” deposited inside us, which needs to be tended to and acted upon to bring it to fruition. We are able to do that because we have hardwired into our very being creativity and the ability to see and speak into reality by faith those things that are not yet seen or manifest. (Genesis 1:27; Romans 4:17)
Faith does not believe in only what we can see with our natural senses but in believing that what we see within us, with the eyes of our spirits, our future, will come to pass and that we will then be able to see, feel, and touch it in this realm.
I encourage you to find some space, both externally and in your inner world, to reflect, seek God, and see within your heart and spirit the things God has deposited there. As revelation comes, you can begin to believe, act upon and verbalize what God has planted within you and see it come to pass.
‘God, who quickens the dead, calls those things that are not as though they were.” (Romans 4:17)
“And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” (Habakkuk 2:2)
Prayer: “I pray that the eyes of my heart would be enlightened so that I will know what is the hope of God's calling; what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward those who believe”. (Ephesians 1:18-19)