Tuesday, August 12, 2008

How is your vision?

The Bible tells us in Proverbs that, "Where there is no vision the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he." It is my firm belief that the primary cause for so many failed marriages and dysfunctional families is that people have lost their vision or never had one to begin with. Most people have forsaken the law (Bible) and are paying with their lives. I do not want to be one of those people. God has given me an amazing role as a daughter. I am reminded of the verse in I Peter, "Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement." Sarah placed herself under her authority even when it was tough. Her earthly authority was Abraham, but ultimately it was God. If you read in Genesis you find that the one time she went above that authority it cost her dearly and we are still paying for that decision today. Those of us who are unmarried have been placed under the authority and protection of a father. It is our duty and privilege to serve him and learn from him so that when Prince Charming comes along we will be prepared to serve him. It is not a punishment to be single, it is a blessing. My vision for the daughters of America and those around the world is that we would turn back to the standard that God has set for us in the scriptures, that we would see our family as our mission field. It is my prayer that we would humbly serve and care for those whom God has placed in our lives and that by serving them we will be able to reach a lost and dying world. If we can not serve those closest to us how can we expect to reach the lost for Christ. Daughters, it is our duty and we must not shirk it.