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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 23, 2014 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 7/23/14 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 07/23/2014 6:14:48 PM PDT by Vision

Growing Strong in Faith

Today's Scripture

"No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God." (Romans 4:20, ESV)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

In scripture, Abraham’s circumstances were beyond his control. He was way too old to have a child, but God promised him that he would have a son. What did he do while he was waiting? Scripture says, “He grew strong in faith by giving praise to God.” He got up every morning and said, “Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You that my baby is on its way. Thank You that You are faithful to Your Word.” He kept thanking God for what he heard in his spirit, and eventually, the promise came to pass.

Like Abraham, God has put dreams in your heart. He has spoken promises over you. Deep down you believe it will happen, but in the natural, it looks impossible. The odds are against you. It’s been so long. No, God is saying, “What I started in your life I will finish.” The key is to follow Abraham’s example and praise God while you wait. That’s one way to grow in faith. Keep praying. Keep believing. Keep expecting. Grow strong in faith and see His promises fulfilled in every area of your life!

A Prayer for Today

Father, I praise You for Your faithfulness in my life. You are worthy to receive all the glory and honor. I believe that You are making a way out of no way, so I look for Your hand of blessing and mercy in every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.

TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: osteen
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1 posted on 07/23/2014 6:14:48 PM PDT by Vision
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'Today's Word with Joel Osteen' Ping!

"Growing Strong in Faith"

I'll be traveling the next few days, the thread will return on Monday.
2 posted on 07/23/2014 6:15:46 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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Time to wipe out hamas, let them go crawling back to the hole they crawled out of.

3 posted on 07/23/2014 9:17:54 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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