Monday, March 3, 2008

Tuesday's In Other Words

"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision."

~ Hellen Keller ~

When pondering on Ms Keller's quote, I started trying to think of this from a spiritual perspective. Okay, I admit it.. if I were tested for "ADD" I could not only pass it... but I could give them a WHOLE NEW LIST to test by! (Hehe..) I said that to say that mind is ALL OVER the place with this one. I know that Helen Keller was blind LITERALLY, however SPIRITUAL blindness is MUCH WORSE! That thought led me to the difference in light and darkness. (Again, on a spiritual level) Then my mind trailed over to John 1:1-13

John 1:1-13

The Deity of Jesus Christ

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. 6There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. 8He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. 9There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. 10He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. 12But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

So, we KNOW that "the Word" is JESUS, and HE also represents light. JESUS "shines in the darkness, but the darkness did not understand." There are few things that break my heart more than the thought of someone without JESUS. HE is EVERYTHING to me! I too was once in darkness - but because of HIM I'm now in the Light. I'm so THANKFUL that I was allowed to sit at my Grandmothers' feet and hear them sing God's praises! Yes, I learned from a very small child that there is a GOD Who loves me.

If I had to state my vision for my family (that is the desire of my heart, and the prayer that I pray daily) I'd have to say that I envision our boys walking WITH the LORD all the days of their lives. I pray that our boys will be MIGHTY MEN of GOD - desiring HIS will and not their own. I pray that they will NEVER, EVER TURN to the right or the left, but will walk wholeheartedly with the LORD all the days of their lives. I pray (envision) them each with a godly wife who is seeking the LORD. I pray that their wives will be submissive, humble, and gentle - seeking the LORD'S WILL for their lives. I pray that they will be united in a desire to "train up their children in the way they should go so that when they are old they will not depart from it. I pray they will be united in wanting to homeschool their children (and that they can do so legally). I pray that they will teach their children when they get up and when they walk along the road.

I also ask with each prayer that EVERY "seed" of ours from here after will be SOLD OUT to their LORD. I honestly cannot imagine a generation from our "branch of the family tree" could deny their CREATOR and the SON that so selflessly gave HIS life so that we might be made right with GOD.

Our children "walking with the LORD," this would be my vision for them. As for Link & Myself.. well, if we're around to see all of this happen... that would be the ULTIMATE on this side of HEAVEN.

Okay... that's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by and trying to make sense of my aimless chatter today. LOL! (I'm always a dingbat, but am unusually "slow" today) =-)

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MiPa said...

Lovely post! Bless you for sharing.

Susan said...


Has anyone told you how precious you were lately?

I love your heart, your passion for JESUS,and your love for your family!

This was great. I too have a VISION to see all my family serving, honoring and loving Jesus.

Blessings to you this day~

Heather@Mommymonk said...

That's my vision for my kids too - to be completely sold out for Jesus. He is the light and without Him, we walk blindly in darkness. Thanks for sharing. And you're not a dingbat :)

Denise said...

Such an awesome post.

valerie said...

I was just thinking of this same thought earlier today when I was praying for my children. I was praying certain specific things for their lives and the Lord spoke to me and let me know that if He is their everything....if He is their delight, if they have an ongoing relationship with Him, if they seek first the kingdom of God..."all these things will be added to them."
So, that's my prayer for my daughter, my son-in-law, and my son...that they love the Lord their God with all their hearts.
Thank you Tonya!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing so beautifully. I also read your profile and of the loss of your son. I am so sorry - and I understand your pain . . .and hope . . . and our continued vision of heaven and our boys waiting for us. We lost a 16 year old son, just over three years ago. My heart goes out to you.

I also have a neat book I am giving away on my blog for boys you might be interested in. Come by for a peek (and I will have several books to be given away next week).

Thank you again for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Hi Tonya,
Wonderful post! It seems that we have a similar vision for our sons. Thank-you so much for stopping by the new blog and leaving an encouraging comment. Yes, keep the foot out...I am sure that I will still need "nudges" from time to time.

Faithful Froggers said...

Tonya -

You have such a wonderful way of sharing the word! What a great vision for your family . . . placing God first definitely helps all areas of your life!

I love your rambling thoughts! :)
Have a great week!
Love & FROG,