by Sandy Kirby Quandt
For Christmas this past December one of the gifts my son, Pie, gave me was Billy Graham’s Hope for Each Day Morning and Evening Devotions.
It’s a rather hefty-sized book of 755 devotions. One for the morning. One for the evening. Hence, the title. 🙂
Three years ago I wrote a blog post about a way cool VIP tour Pilot and I took of the Space Shuttle mock-up at Johnson Space Center. I found it interesting the January 6 morning devotion in Hope for Each Day titled, “Vision, Integrity, Presence” takes our concept of VIP and looks at it in a different way. A God-honoring way.
I’d like to share what Billy Graham said in his devotional.
- V: VISION means seeing what can be done, what ought to be done, and how to get it done.
- I: INTEGRITY means a person is the same on the inside as he or she appears on the outside.
- P: PRESENCE means having God’s presence in our lives.
There you go. VIP. Vision, integrity, and presence. When we keep those three words in their proper perspective in our lives, I believe we will indeed become a true VIP – very important person – in the eyes of the One whose opinion truly matters.
How do you live with vision, integrity, and presence?
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Where there is ignorance of God, crime runs wild; but what a wonderful thing it is for a nation to know and keep his laws. Proverbs 29:18 (TLB)
I wish you well.
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