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The Key of Restraint - David Mitts

"Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the law."  Pro 29:18 (NASB)
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Last chapter, we examined the role of vision in the accomplishment of our destiny and the importance of restraint.  The opposite of restraint is the Hebrew word “parah” which is translated also as uncovered, to be naked, to disdain, or to go out of control.  There is a word picture in “parah” of being untrained and wild at heart with a disregard for the instructions of the Father.
Aaron and his eldest sons, at different times, during the golden calf incident and with the offering of strange fire were “parah” and the impact was so severe on the vision of God for Israel that it brought devastating consequences.  This is the import of restraint. Vision, a sense of the why for our lives, gives us the motivation for restraint.  
When we realize that we are not insignificant, not a mistake, but a child of a Father who ha…

Choices and Vision: The Kingdom key of restraint - David Mitts

"Then the LORD answered me and said, "Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. "For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. "Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith."  Hab 2:2-4
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Vision allows running, momentum in our lives.  It is almost impossible to run in the dark.  The more illumined and clearer our path, the more energy and focus we have to run. Vision is the place where intention and faith expressed in action and results. The fulcrum where vision becomes reality is choice.
"Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the law."  Pro 29:18
If vision is the key to our ability to run the race set before us, then we need to learn ho…

Our Choice, Precious to God - David Mitts