Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 7, 2014 [Devotional]
Posted on 07/07/2014 6:37:57 PM PDT by Vision
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you... (Isaiah 43:2, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
When my dad died in 1999, I knew I was supposed to step up and pastor the church. I felt it so strongly inside, but in my mind it just didnt make sense. I had never ministered before nor been to seminary. I said, God, this doesnt make sense to me, but Im going to take a step of faith, believing that You know whats best for my life. As I stepped into the vast water of the unknown, as I got my feet wet, so to speak, thats when the waters parted. God has taken me places Ive never dreamed.
Some people are waiting for the waters to part, and then they think theyll take a step of faith. But your obedience is what causes the water to part! You might think you are waiting on God, but God is waiting on you. If youll do what you know God is asking you to do, then your obedience will activate His favor, the increase, the blessing. Much of what happens along the way are simply tests. Dont wait for the water to part. Step out, believe God and walk into the blessing He has in store for you!
A Prayer for Today
Father, today I choose to trust You and step out in faith. I know that You are with me and parting the seas of the unknown in front of me. Show me Your glory as I honor and obey You in everything I do in Jesus name. Amen!