Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - March 13, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 03/13/2013 4:18:49 AM PDT by Vision
Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lords return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. (James 5:7, NLT)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
God has put dreams and desires in every persons heart. But most times, theres a season of waiting involved. Maybe youre waiting for a relationship to improve; waiting to get married; waiting for a promotion, or waiting to overcome an illness. Much of life is spent waiting. But theres a right way to wait and a wrong way to wait. Too often, when things dont happen on our timetable, we get down and discouraged or anxious and fretful. Thats because were not waiting the right way.
Notice that todays verse doesnt say if you wait; it says as you wait. The fact is that were all going to wait. It goes on to say that we should consider how the farmer waits patiently and eagerly. Were not supposed to sit around and be discouraged; were supposed to be hopeful, positive and full of expectancy!
Today, no matter what you are praying for, expect things to change in your favor. Today could be the day that God turns it all around. As you wait with patience and expectancy, youll open the door for God to move. Hell fight your battles, and youll see that abundant harvest Hes promised in every area of your life.
A Prayer for Today
Father, today I choose to wait expectantly for You. I trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I put my trust and hope in You knowing that You have good things in store for my future in Jesus name. Amen.