This compelling vision would be the desire to live for Christ, with the intent of being all that He desires. It would be living to utilize all that He put in our heart at the time of salvation. Living while walking through all of His provisions. Living to assist in revealing a spiritual awakening in oneself and others. Living for Christ and the eternal future we were promised.
The man in Pilgim’s Progress comes to mind. If we can first just see that heavy burden we are carrying and weighing us down we might begin to envision what it might be to have the burden lifted by Christ. And then to not only have that burden lifted but to see that enjoying God and becoming more and more like Christ on the inside would give so much greater and lasting joy and contentment and purpose.
The greatest two commandments as we participate with them is the vision that will allow us the desire to know each other.
The vision of the community designed and desired by God – with the Trinity as a role-model. Apart from Him, we are led by self-preservation.
The compelling vision of restoration, redemption and rest in Christ make being deeply explored worthwhile. My desire to be loved unconditionally and accepted trumps my need to hide and live a shallow existence.
A compelling vision of what we could be, our full potential, if we allowed ourselves to be explored. The notion that we could be all that God wants us to be. The vision of knowing we are loved, delighted in, safe and free to be all that God intended for us to be. The thought of being a soul care provider with someone who allows you to go deep and feels safe enough with you to explore them, knowing that God is with you directing the way toward the vision. I cannot think of anything more fulfilling in relationships.
It brings to mind Ephesians 3:20-21, ” Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”