Sunday, 24 April 2016
Joel and Victoria Osteen’s daily devotional April 24, 2016 - Move Past Your Mountain
Today’s Scripture: “...you have stayed long enough at this mountain.” - (Deuteronomy 1:6, NIV)
Topic: Move Past Your Mountain [April 24, 2016]
Let me ask you, do you go out each day knowing that favor is already in your future? Or, have you gotten stuck in a rut staring at a mountain of disappointment, setbacks or difficulty?
That’s what happened to the people of Israel. They were headed toward their promised land. They had big goals and big dreams, but along the way, they hit some setbacks and had some disappointments. They got so discouraged that they gave up on their dreams and just settled where they were. One day God said to them, “You have dwelt long enough on this mountain.” He was saying, “It’s time to move past this and embrace the blessing in your future.”
I believe God is saying that to each one of us today. You’ve been where you are long enough. God is saying, “This is a new day. Get your fire back. Where you are is not where you’re supposed to stay.” If you’ll be determined to move past your mountain, He will lead you and empower you to live in favor and blessing in every area of your life!
A Prayer for Today: “Heavenly Father, I give to You every area of my heart. I give You my questions, my disappointments, my doubts and fears. I choose to trade my sorrow for Your joy. I choose to press past my mountains so that I can embrace the promises You have in store for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”