To visionwrite means to write what our inner ear hears when we meditate on God’s Word. It is done by faith, as though Christ is speaking and interpreting the truth into our daily life. With repetition we come to know the truth and the truth we know sets us free. What we only hear with our ears we will forget; what we simply see with our eyes we might remember; but what we hear, write, and see on paper will give our heart a triple braid of understanding. Statistics reveal there is 75% to 90% memory retention for people who write things down. If our life in Christ is worth living, it is worth recording and understanding.
All this the Lord made me understand by the writing by His hand upon me, all the work to be done according to the plan. 1 Chronicles 28:19 (AMP)
Visionwriting is not the end, but a means to the end. It is as a car or any other means of transportation that gets us to our destination, which is intimacy with God. We keep our heart open and willing; it’s a prerequisite to learning from Jesus. That is why Scripture says:
God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:1-12 (NIV)
The Holy Spirit will use visionwriting to change our lives. Our reactions to Christ’s Lordship (and life in general) are filled with a wide range of fears, absurdities, and emotional outbursts. God’s presence will stabilize our emotions as we allow His Word to be written as personal dialogue. At its core, visionwriting will:
- Lead to trust in God’s action within us.
- Show us over and over again the nature of His heart.
- Reveal our heart and its true desire to please God.
- Reveal the grace that causes us to obey.
- Guide us toward maturity through a disciplined plan of action.