Happy New Year to all my readers, faithful and otherwise. I rarely post anything that’s not an edited version of my personal devotions, but the Lord’s been giving me some thoughts that I want to share with you. I mentioned my topic to my wife over breakfast, and she said the Lord had been saying something of the same sort to her, so that’s confirmation! (She’s usually my editor, before things are pronounced fit to upload.)

People in other countries may have difficulty relating, but America has long used a system for measuring visual acuity based on how much you “should” be able to see at a distance of 20 feet. For example, a 20/45 rating means you really need glasses, because at 20 feet you can only see as much as you could expect to see at 45 feet. Because of that system, 20/20 has become part of American English as meaning clear vision.

My prayer for each of you, and for us all, is that in 2020 we will be able to see the vision that God has for us, distinguishing between what is of Him and all the countless distractions, and choosing to follow Him consistently. We all have a history of making decisions, or so we think, and then straying from them rather quickly. Sounds like New Year’s resolutions, doesn’t it? That’s why my prayer is that we will realize we can’t do this right on our own, and ask and allow the Holy Spirit to do it in and through us. Father God desires accurate vision for us, so we can pray for this with confidence, not in ourselves but in Him.

May 2020 be a year of discovering God’s riches of glory that He has prepared for us in Christ Jesus, so that His name may be acknowledged as holy and His kingdom come as His will is done, in and through us.

About jgarrott

Born and raised in Japan of missionary parents. Have been here as an adult missionary since 1981.
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2 Responses to 2020

  1. Paul Fuhrer says:

    Hi Jack, God has put Japan on our hearts my wife and I have been praying daily for Japan and your ministry.The Lord has told us to travel to Japan and pray over that area where you are. Your word for today confirms what God has been saying to us ,we get confirmation for this daily.We look forward to meeting you and your wife. Yours Faithfully Paul & Sheryl Fuhrer

  2. jgarrott says:

    Praise the Lord! Let us know when you have tentative travel dates. The cherry blossoms are gorgeous in April and the iris in may, but then I don’t think flowers are your main focus. We’ll be delighted to see what the Lord has planned.
    In Him, Jack & Cathy Garrott

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