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“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18, KJV)

“If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.” (Proverbs 29:18, The Message)

I had the opportunity to speak at church this past Sunday and the title of my sermon was, “How To Cross Over.” I want to share some of the key points throughout this week with you that I shared as part of my sermon. So, when you see the title, “How To Cross Over”, don’t skip over it thinking you have already read it. There will be a different sub title for each day that I write on this.

There are 3 major points, step one in crossing over is, you must have a vision. In the Scripture passage above if you study the actual meaning of the word vision you will find that this is referring to prophetic vision or the revelation that a prophet receives. It’s more than just vision. There is a difference between natural vision and prophetic vision. I can see a vision in the natural but in order to have prophetic vision I must be able to see, through faith, with spiritual eyes. This is why it is so important to have spiritual sight and to be connected with prophetic people. Without prophetic vision, people stumble. Having prophetic vision of your future keeps you moving even when you are in the midst of a desert. You may feel like there is a large river separating your current position and your destiny, you need to get around people who have vision to see the bank on the other side of the river.

Psalms 146:8 says: “The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down. The Lord loves the godly.” When you feel spiritually blind, submitting yourself to the Lord will remove blindness. When you get to the point that you’re tired of your desert and you desire to cross over but there is a body of water between your desert and your destiny, ask the Lord to open your eyes to see what’s on the other side of the river.

So, having a vision is your first step to crossing over. I will be sharing more throughout the week.

Author: Stephen Young

Stephen’s Gate is a weekly devotion that purposes to encourage people to live the victorious life God has called them to. Stephen grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. As a young boy he was very shy and never wanted to be the center of attention, however, he always had the desire to preach and minister to others. God called him into ministry in his late twenties and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Stephen previously served as an Assistant Pastor in Fort Fairfield, Maine before moving to Georgia. Stephen and Kristen have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Sydney.

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