Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
Vision is the revelation of God’s will and purpose for you. Our opening Scripture tells us to write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that reads it. Evidently, if the vision is not documented or written down and made plain, it cannot be read, and so none can run with it. You can only run with a vision that’s been written down. When a vision is well documented, it can be well understood and can engender passion or fire to run with it. An unwritten vision is a lost one. That’s why it is important to write down your God-given ideas. You must never take for granted the blessing of eyes that see and of ears that hear. It is a huge blessing from God to have a heart that discerns the will of God. When God opens your eyes to see His plan for you, don’t take that for granted. Write down whatever He shows you. The entire Bible is a documentation of God’s will and purposes for man revealed to different persons in history. Thank God we have the Bible at our disposal today! It has become a huge bank of rich divine thoughts about us and our destinies in God. We can be inspired by it today as we meditate in it. What a blessing we have today in the written Word of God. That’s the blessing of writing down the revelation of God’s Word. When the vision is written down, it becomes a launchpad for the next generation, for it is written: “One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts” – Psalms 145:4.
One of the reasons we need to document our thoughts is that it releases power to be able to take initiative. When thoughts are written down, then it becomes easy to act on them. Many of us have received awesome ideas from God but we just nodded our heads to them but never documented them, and so lost them. You need to know that thoughts are very volatile; they are like smoke and can fizzle out or evaporate. However, whatever is written down has been written. Articulate the opportunities that God gives you in writing, then you can subsequently consult with them and receive the needed impetus to act. Daniel understood that Israel ought to have been released from captivity by reading the writings of the prophet Jeremiah, and then he began to make intercessions. What if Jeremiah’s prophecy had not been documented? Daniel wouldn’t have had any understanding.
My Solid Front (Confession):
I declare in the Name of Jesus Christ that I give diligence to writing the visions, thoughts, and ideas that the Lord gives me; I am not negligent nor am I complacent about the things that the Lord says to me. Therefore, I am enabled to run with clarity and achieve success in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Meditation: Jeremiah 30:1-3; Jeremiah 36:1-8.