Words Of Wisdom from Joel Osteen

My pay it forward give away is in full swing. Last chance to leave a comment on the post below is today! I found a little inspiration for you to answer the question I posed.

I like Joel Osteen but I'm not a big fan of mega churches. I got sent a little mass email from him and had to share. I think he had a lot of great things to say about 2009!

It's Your Time

Today's Scripture

“The vision is yet for an appointed time..." (Habakkuk 2:3).

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

God has planted seeds of greatness on the inside of you, and He has predestined that those things in your heart come to pass. You may have had more than your share of unfair things happen in your life. You probably have plenty of reasons to just settle where you are. But understand, the depth of your past is an indication of the height of your future.

If you’ve been through a lot of negative things in the past, it just means that your future is bigger and brighter and greater than you can even imagine. It’s your time to step out and embrace all that God has for you! Are there dreams and promises that you’ve let go of? Are there things that God has placed in your heart, but because of time, because of disappointments, you’ve given up on them?

Today is the day to give your dreams a new beginning. Today is the day to allow faith to rise in your heart. Remember, what’s happened to you is not nearly as important as what’s happened in you, and you are stronger and wiser than ever before. It’s your time; it’s your season to move forward into the destiny that God has prepared for you!


A Prayer for Today

Heavenly Father, thank You for the destiny that You have placed in my heart. I choose to stand in faith knowing that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I am confident that I will embrace all that You have for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Here's to a great 2009!!!

6 comments:

Angie said...

Wow!! That really spoke to me. Thanks for posting this, I really like Joel Osteen!
Happy 2009!!

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

I cannot thank you enough for posting this. So encouraging. I relaly like when he says, "If you’ve been through a lot of negative things in the past, it just means that your future is bigger and brighter and greater than you can even imagine". I know that is trye because I am living a life I never thought I would, I am so blessed. Thanks for sharing.

GrannySmithGreen said...

What a good reminder of what God may have in store for us. I hope and pray that 2009 will bring us all closer to God and His plans for us. Thanks for this post!

Impoverished Preppy said...

Happy 2009 - and congratulations - you're in double-digits now. Here's to an easy last 99 days!

Karen said...

Wonderful post!!! Thank you for sharing. I really like the line "what’s happened to you is not nearly as important as what’s happened in you." Here's to a great 2009!

Karen

prepinparadise said...

Love the post. I tivo his sermon Sunday mornings. Love him!