Articles Tagged 'Vision'

What's the Goal Here?

What's the Goal Here?

Why are we on this trip?

Phil Ware reminds us of our purpose of being on the journey and living for Jesus call and mission and vision in our lives.

Seeing God

Seeing God

When was the last time you saw God?

Creations shows us God, if we're only willing to look.

Loving the Person Who Isn't 'One of Us'

Loving the Person Who Isn't 'One of Us'

Who do you believe is

Rubel Shelly writes about the serious subject of unity and division and the way we view and deal with those who are not one of us.

Dreams

Dreams

What kind of dreams do you dream?

Russ Lawson challenges us to think about the dreams we dream and then go to work to make them happen.

Bureaucratic Encumbrance

Bureaucratic Encumbrance

What happens when process becomes more important than mission?

Rubel Shelly uses General Motors before reorganization and the New York Times article to help remind us that we can be full of so many processes, procedures, rules, and traditions that we lose the main objective -- if everything is important, then nothing

Faces in the Crowd

Faces in the Crowd

What's standing in the way of us really finding health care?

Patrick Odum reminds us of the heart of Jesus for those who are sick and broken.

Beyond the Mirror

Beyond the Mirror

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

Phil Ware challenges us to look beyond the cosmetic image we see in the mirror and view ourselves as God does.

Lord, Help Me Look Ahead

Lord, Help Me Look Ahead

Why is it so easy to look backward instead of forward?

Tom Norvell talks openly with the Lord about how hard it is to look forward and not backward and push on to the Lord's horizon.

Just Beyond My Vision

Just Beyond My Vision

As I drove along the highway on the brow of one of the mountains near us, I would occasionally look to my left catching a glimpse of the view. Every-once-in-a-while, there would be a break in the tree line and I could see for miles across the valley below

Tom Norvell shares insight into taking time to really get a vision of what is out there.

Totally Present for Today with a Vision for Tomorrow

Totally Present for Today with a Vision for Tomorrow

Can I be present in the moment and still have a hope for the future?

Michelle Howe warns women about worry and wishing that can rob them of the present moment and distort their vision of their future.

Almost Persuaded?

Almost Persuaded?

How long can we put it off?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that we need to decide to respond to Jesus now and honor him with our lives.

How to Handle Criticism

How to Handle Criticism

How do you handle it when people come down on you?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that if we have big dreams or want to be used by God significantly, we will have plenty of critics, but don't let them stop you and he gives several different pieces of good advice.

The Light Within You

The Light Within You

What is your light?

Some of us need sunlight all the time, but all of us need God's true light or we lose our way. So let's not settle for our own idols, for what is false and shadow.

Whatever the Need

Whatever the Need

Are you ready to trust Jesus with your need?

God longs to help supply us with our need, just as he did with the apostles trying to feed the 5000.

Lift Up Your Eyes

Lift Up Your Eyes

Where are your eyes pointed these days?

Lift up your eyes is a call for vision, a call to not walk in fear of danger, but to look for the new, the glory, the things God is calling us to embrace.

W.A.T.S. Happening

W.A.T.S. Happening

When is worship more than just religious stuff in a box?

We've got to re-think and re-do the way we worship in the church today and get back to our mission of being Jesus to the world around us.

Hold Up?

Hold Up?

Are you helping, hurting, or just in the way?

We can stand in the way of reaching the lost or we can open the highway to let folks come to Jesus!

Ministry of the Presence

Ministry of the Presence

What can we do to help others when their world collapses?

God cares about our struggles and sent Jesus to us to show us the way back to his heart.

The Missing Bible

The Missing Bible

Can you find your Bible in the list?

While there are many specialty Bibles, the Bible is really written for only one group of people: sinners.

Where Are You Going?

Where Are You Going?

Where will you be when you finally arrive at your destination?

We need to know where we are trying to go spiritually if we ever hope to get there.

Naysayers are Circling

Naysayers are Circling

Can you hold on to your dreams when those around you doubt?

Don't let criticism, jealousy, envy, or opposition keep you from pursuing your dreams of doing something significant for God.

Burden, Vision, and Passion

Burden, Vision, and Passion

What are you living for this next year?

We must live our burden, passion, and vision if we are to honor God.

Creating a Vision for Your Congregation

Creating a Vision for Your Congregation

Is there anything your leadership can do to help cast a vision to your church?

Where can you find tools and resources for setting a vision for your congregation?

Did Jesus Wear Glasses?

Did Jesus Wear Glasses?

Do we know the real Jesus?

To remember anew how God sees me through the lenses of His love is a priceless gift. I was reminded in communion last Sunday, looking at my son, seeing God's son.

Happy Birthday Heartlight!

Happy Birthday Heartlight!

It's been 8 years of Heartlight - time for a little celebration!

Heartlight.org celebrates its eighth birthday with a look back on some amazing events.