Saturday, October 24, 2009

Spiritual Sunday

For today's Spiritual Sunday I'm sharing one of Joel Osteen's devotional from this past week. Thank you, Ginger and Charlotte for hosting SS weekly! Go here for more inspiration from many lovely Christian people!


In Due Season


"I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase and the trees of the field yield their fruit"
(Leviticus 26:4, AMP)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

God has set up seasons in our lives. It's easy to get frustrated when our dreams aren't coming to pass on our timetable, but every season is not harvest season. There are plowing seasons. There are planting seasons. There are watering seasons. Sure, we would love for every season to be a time of increase left and right, good breaks here and there. But without the other seasons, we wouldn't be prepared. For example, it's during the plowing seasons that God brings issues to light that we need to deal with. He's getting us prepared for promotion.

If you're not making as much progress as you would like, the key is to not lose any ground. Don't go backwards. Hold your position. Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it's hard. When you do that, you are passing the test, and God promises that your due season of harvest is coming. Be encouraged because your appointed time of increase, favor, and promotion is on its way, and He will fulfill every dream and desire He's placed within your heart!


"Father God, I bless You today. I thank You for preparing me for the blessing and promotion You have in my future. I surrender my heart, mind, will and emotions to You so that I can live as a testimony of Your work in my life. In Jesus' Name. Amen."


Charlotte said...

Such good thoughts. Thank you for sharing them with us on Spiritual Sundays.

Ginger said...

I enjoy Joel Osteen, thank-you for this encouraging post.
God Bless,

Denise said...

Very nice.

Susan said...

"Having done all, stand" the Bible tells us!!!

Clif said...

I read a Joel Osteen devotion every day. Thank you for sharing this one.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Great thoughts today, thank you for sharing,Such a beautiful prayer too.

MyJourneyBack said...

This was a good reminder of God's timing and provision. And how God molds us.
Thanks for sharing this.