20/20 VISION 21 day Fast and Devotion Book

I am so excited about what the Lord is going to do and already doing at Grace in 2020. This year the church’s overall theme is “Back to the Basics”. We want to know and understand our theological principles, foundational biblical narratives, and practice spiritual disciplines so that we can be a people who are grounded in our faith and able to defend our faith. In this season of Lent, we want to practice and engage in 21 days of praying, fasting and journaling. For these 21 days, we want to consecrate ourselves to God and focus on the theme: 20/20 Vision. Oftentimes, we find ourselves unfocused, unsure, unclear; simply not knowing what God wants us to do with our lives. My prayer is that as we embark on praying, fasting, and journaling, we begin to see our lives, ourselves and others through the eyes of God. [Jer 29:11].

As we age, our eyes need assistance to see clearly. In my freshman year in college, I noticed I had to squint my eyes to see the board effectively from the back. After going to the optician, I was diagnosed as being near-sighted. My eyes didn’t need assistance for seeing things up close but for seeing in the distance. Some of us do well in seeing from afar (foresight), but some can’t see what’s close or what’s just happened (insight / hindsight) and vice-versa. Whatever your strength is, the best bet is to have other eyes looking at you and for you (oversight). While it is essential to know where you are going, it’s equally important to know where you are now, where you’ve been, and who/what mechanism you have in place to hold you accountable. I believe for us to have 20/20 Vision, we need to have four types of lenses that concentrate on where are you now, where are you going, where have you been, and who is watching over you. These four lenses will help you see your past, present, and future accurately.