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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - May 23, 2014 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 5/23/14 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 05/23/2014 6:11:33 PM PDT by Vision

Stretch to a New Level

Today's Scripture

"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory…" (2 Corinthians 3:18, NKJV).

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

Today, if you’re not seeing in your life what God promised in your spirit, then you aren’t finished yet! What you see is only temporary. It’s time to keep moving forward. Don’t put your stakes down; don’t settle here. If where you’re living doesn’t match what God put in your spirit, be grateful, keep a good attitude, but keep stretching to a new level. If the medical report doesn’t agree with what God says about you, don’t accept it as the way it’s always going to be. Your attitude should be, “This is just a season that I’m passing through. I’m coming into health, wholeness and victory.”

Maybe it’s even something good. God has blessed you: a family, a job, health. You’ve seen His favor, but you know there are greater levels in front of you. It’s easy to think, “I’m happy. I have no complaints. God has been good to me.” But, I’ve learned that good is the enemy of great. You may be doing good. You’re using your gifts, but deep down you know you have more in you. Don’t let good be an excuse to keep you from God’s best. Stir up your greatness and stretch into a new level!

A Prayer for Today

Father, thank You for taking me from glory to glory. I trust that You are leading me on a journey of faith. I trust that You are bringing to pass every dream and every desire You’ve placed in my heart in Jesus’ name! Amen!

TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: osteen
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1 posted on 05/23/2014 6:11:33 PM PDT by Vision
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"Stretch to a New Level"
2 posted on 05/23/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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Excellent message, thanks. I AM stretching to a new level and need all the help and encouragement I can get to Keep On Stretching.

3 posted on 05/23/2014 7:59:53 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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