Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 3, 2014 [Devotional]
Posted on 02/03/2014 6:02:14 PM PST by Vision
...imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. (Hebrews 6:12, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
In our culture today, people are used to getting things right away. Some people say that we live in a microwave society. In other words, weve been programmed for immediacy. People dont like to wait. But the scripture says, Its through faith and patience that we inherit Gods promises.
Sometimes, its easy for people to start out in faith. We declare, God, I believe Im going to accomplish my dreams. God, I believe Im going to overcome this obstacle. But, it gets harder when we have to walk in patience. When you pray, can you say, God, I not only believe for big things but I trust Your timing? God, Im not going to get discouraged if it doesnt happen immediately. Im not going to give up because its taken a week, a month or five years. I know the set time is already in my future, so Im going to wait with faith and patience because I know that its on the way.
Remember, through faith and patience we inherit His promises. Trust His Word, trust His timing, and trust that your answer is on its way!
A Prayer for Today
Father, today I declare that I trust You. I trust Your faithfulness. I trust Your goodness. I know that You are working things out in my favor and in Your timing. I declare that through faith and patience, I will inherit every promise You have for me in Jesus name! Amen.