Scripture Reading: Mat 25:8
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Reflections: A visionary is somebody who anticipates future needs and works towards it. In the famous parable of the 10 virgins, this key life principle is revealed. Even though all ten virgins were informed about the return of the bridegroom, only 5 proved to keep the spirit of the visionary alive in them. They felt there was the need to carry extra oil for their lamp in case of any eventuality. Thus they anticipated future needs and took the necessary measures to avoid any unpleasant surprise. The other 5 failed to live a life of anticipation and were found wanting when the bridegroom delayed. They ended up begging the 5 wise women for oil. Keep the spirit of the visionary alive in you in order to free yourself from the agony of becoming a beggar.
Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me to anticipate future needs and to work towards it.
Confession: I am not a beggar. I am a visionary! With the help of the Holy Spirit, I am able to anticipate future needs and work towards meeting it.