Sunday Scriptures — VIP

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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