Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 19, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 07/19/2013 5:41:33 PM PDT by Vision
Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back... (Isaiah 54:2, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
God doesnt want you to just barely get by in life. He wants you to experience His abundance. He wants you to constantly be increasing. He wants you to be happy in your marriage. He wants you to enjoy your work. He wants you to be continually rising to new heights. If youre in sales, God wants you to lead that company. If youre an athlete, God wants you to set new records. If youre a mom, God wants you to be the best mom that you can possibly be.
We serve a big God with big plans for your future. Maybe some things havent worked out the way you thought they should because those plans were too small. Maybe its time to stretch yourself further and get a bigger vision for your life. If youre not sure how to do that, start by asking God to increase your thinking. Ask Him to increase your capacity to receive from Him. Ask Him to enlarge your tent stakes. Continue to meditate on His Word and spend time in His presence, then watch what He will do as you stretch and grow in Him.
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for Your grace and mercy in my life. Thank You for believing in me, for giving me a hope and a future. Today I choose to stretch; I choose increase; I choose to rise up higher so that I can be all Youve created me to be in Jesus name. Amen.