As a leader, Jesus knew the importance of casting vision for those He called.
In Matthew 9:35-38, Jesus turned to His disciples after seeing the crowds, harassed and helpless, and said, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. Pray to the Lord of the harvest to send more workers.” With this, He cast vision before He commissioned and sent out the Twelve.
He later repeated this statement again before He commissioned and sent out the Seventy.
As a follower of Christ, the best way to keep the vision before me is to have my spiritual antenna up for God’s activity around me (the needs… harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd). And the best way for me to have my spiritual antenna up is through prayer.
The best vantage point for seeing what God sees (vision) is from my knees.
And as a leader, I have to remember the critical importance of casting and re-casting vision… calling people to prayer, exposing them to the need, giving them clear direction, and equipping them for the mission.
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