Tuesday, March 4, 2008

In Other Words Tuesday


"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but no vision."~ Helen Keller ~ How very true this quote is, I totally agree with this. When we look out at the world through our eyes, what do we truly see? Do you ever really take a good look at the world around you? Are we so consumed with our own little world, that we neglect to see the bigger picture? Do we think that going to our church, and spending time with our friends and family is all that matters? Please do not take this the wrong way, spending time with your family and friends, and attending church, those are important things. But, there is a great big hurting world right outside your door. Adjust your vision to include something besides the familiar, look around. Get a vision of where God wants to use you, and let your vision grow and grow day by day. Seek out the lost, and hurting. Help to give them a clear vision of the precious Son, so that He may shine in their lives, as He does in yours. Be blessed my dear friends.

22 comments:

A Stone Gatherer said...

Oh I love that quote! Thanks so much for the challenge to look beyond what we see! Blessings to you today!

MiPa said...

Adjusting our vision...what a great reminder. Bless you!

twinklemom said...

Denise, I love reading your words, they are so honest, touching and inspiring! Fantastic!

lori said...

You know what is funny....you took the BIG picture and I took the SMALL one...How funny!!
You focused on the bigger world...and I talked of how we are often "blind" to what is underfoot!
Denise, I loved it....and for a gal who has "sight" issues....you sure HAVE VISION!!!
love you!
♥lori

Heather@Mommymonk said...

I think so often my vision is focused on myself. Thanks for the reminder today to focus on the needs of others and have a vision that includes the world.

Lana G! said...

Lord give us vision for the lost! Amen.

Rosemarie said...

I always look forward to your reflective questions. You get our heart ready to receive. Bless you!

I agree we need to share the vision of Jesus in our everyday.

Christina said...

So true.

Karen said...

Someone else made a similar comment yesterday and it got me to thinking too. I don't actually regularly attend Church at this point, still open to finding the Church 'home' for us...but more than that, I don't want to become part of a small club that is insular and more about friends meeting up than what's going on outside...that had been my train of thought. Bless you heaps Bubbly One. I had this image of you again as I went to sleep blowing those bubbles. Cheered my heart.

The Trier and Jen said...

i have tagged you
have a nice day
Jen

Robyn said...

You're right Denise. We do need to get out of the comfort of familiarity and step out to see where God can use us. The amazing thing is that when we are allowing Him to use us we actually are more beneficial to our family that when we are only focused on our world.

Great job Denise! You are always so wonderful at bringing great insights.

Michelle Bentham said...

A stirring reminder. Thank you for lending your voice and insight to this subject. It is exhortation I desparately need.

Blessings.

Tonya said...

Such a beautiful post.. thanks so much for your insight. It's always so neat how GOD gives us all something a little different. =-)

Have a GREAT DAY!

Susan said...

Amen & Amen!

Yes, that's what it's all about, seeking out the lost and hurting.

And letting our light shine!

Blessings~

Fran said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!

Bring it girlfriend!!!

Hope you had a good day. Love and prayers to you~
Fran

Gretchen said...

Leave it to you to lead as all towards God's vision for us. You rock. xxxooogretchen

writingcanvas said...

Thank you for the reminder and for sharing so well.

I am having a wonderful book drawing on my blog that ends Thursday and several next week! Be sure to stop by! :)

Debbie @ Chocolate and Coffee said...

So true. Awesome post!

Blessings to you my friend.

Bonnie W said...

Denise,
You have His vision - to be able to look out and see a hurting world. Thanks for your post today!
B
onnie

Donetta said...

Great post Sis! I love that quote! I love you girl.

According to HIS Power said...

What a great reminder,hon. You really hit me on the head today with this one! ;o)

Thanks for your sweet prayers, my friend. We are all on the mend right now just have a lingering cough, ugh! :o)

Glad you are feeling better, your picnic with Eddie sounded like SO much fun, Charlie & I will have to try that soon!

Love you and have a wonderful day! Julie

Melanie said...

Very, very good point. I am usually so consumed with myself and what I have going on that I forget about all of the hurting people out there.