“Without vision the people cast off restraint” – we know this is true, so what are we doing about it? What is your vision? What have you set your mind on? That which we behold, we become. That which we desire, we receive. Each of us set our hearts on something, whether we know it or not. If we do not purposefully decide how to set our course, our evil heart, which is desperately wicked above all else, will set it for us. Let us be determined and precise in how we choose to set our hearts.

What are you looking at?

The default of the human mind is to meditate on the immediate and the temporal. We get into a complete mess if we let our mind do this. We make bad decisions, experience many negative and sinful emotions and forget what is true. We must fix our eyes on things above in order to walk out our faith with victory and a happy heart. May I suggest a worthy vision to cast your gaze upon – the city of our God, beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth – the New Jerusalem. Abraham waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. The Lord revealed the eternal dwelling place of God with men to Abraham and it completely redirected his life. He became unshaken by temporal threats to his destiny. He knew that he was living for another age.  We live differently when we see ourselves as pilgrims on this earth seeking a heavenly country. The way we spend our time, money and energy completely changes. Our thought-life is rearranged. Our actions and responses become Godly and tempered. We become grounded, unshakable, unmovable. If we know that our destiny is to live with God in paradise, we are not thrown off when things do not go our way “during our stay” here on earth. He has already given us everything, and this reality will be fully consumated one glorious day.

We have not because we ask not.

Do we not have a good Father who wants to give us good gifts? The good gift the Father wants to give us is the Holy Spirit – the Spirit who searches the deep things of God, who takes the things that belong to Jesus and gives them to us. It is the Father’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom. So ask away! I encourage you to ask for dreams about the New Jerusalem. Ask for divine revelation into the passages that speak of the city. Ask Him to actually show you the city. Sing about it. Talk about it. Read about it. Write about it. Go deep! When the Lord gives revelation, it has the power to change us. It’s one thing to use our imagination or intellect to meditate on the New Jerusalem, but what if the Spirit actually gave us a glimpse of the real thing? That one glimpse would change the way we approach twenty different aspects of our lives. So, let’s go for it! Ask, and you shall receive!


  1. Are you night watcher? They sang the song about the new jerusalem last night at about 2:30am. I was SO blessed by it. they sounded so beautiful. It was one of thoes moments that you wished you could freeze in time…sing that chorus again!!

  2. I’m not night watch, though I was for a couple years in the past and I do miss it very much. I wish I could’ve heard it! I’m sure it was awesome.

  3. Oooooh! Asking for divine revelation!

    Why didn’t I think of that?

    Or more properly, why didn’t I think of that for me? I certainly pray for that for other people…but I need some of what I’m trying to give out!

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