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Habakkuk 2:2

Write the vision and make it plain . . . ---- Habakkuk 2:2

Habakkuk describes his vision as, "The burden which the prophet ... saw" (Habakkuk 1:1). He "saw" it wherever he went. It drove him to his knees. He prayed, "O Lord, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear? ... Why do You show me iniquity, and cause me to see trouble? ... the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds." Before God blesses you with a plan of action He will burden you with the problem you've been called to help solve. Lewis Braille wanted to read and write. But at three years of age he was blinded in a tragic accident while playing in his father's harness shop. Refusing to settle for a world of darkness he said, "I will make a system so that the blind can read and write." As a result, millions of sight-impaired people have been blessed by the Braille system (you see this in elevat…

Luke 9:48

"Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest." Luke 9:48 

THINK ABOUT IT: 
 Jesus is teaching the disciples that greatness is not defined by status or position, but those who are great can be found serving the "least of these" -- the little children and those the world has rejected.

Colossians 3:1-3, 5-6, 8--10

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits at God's right hand in the place of honor and power. Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on earth. For you died when Christ died, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God . . . So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual sin, impurity, lust, and shameful desires.  Don't be greedy for the good things of this life, for that is idolatry.  God's terrible anger will come upon those who do such things . . . but now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don't lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old evil nature and all its wicked deeds. In its place you have clothed yourselves with a brand-new nature that is continually being renewed as you learn more and more about Christ, who created this new nature within yo…