Saturday, 23 July 2016
Joel and Victoria Osteen’s daily devotional July 23, 2016 – Press toward the Promise
Today’s Scripture: “...imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” - (Hebrews 6:12, NIV)
Topic: Press toward the Promise [July 23, 2016]
Are you facing a challenge today that seems overwhelming? Through faith and patience, God’s Word says that you will see His promises come to pass in your life. Understand that the enemy always fights the hardest when he knows you are closest to your breakthrough. He’d leave you alone if he thought you were going to live in mediocrity. But if you’ll keep pressing toward your promise and following the Word of God, you will get there. Don’t be like the Israelites in the Old Testament who were right next to their promised land when they talked themselves out of it. They said, “There are giants in the land. It’s too difficult.” No, don’t look at the obstacles in your life today; lift up your eyes because you serve Almighty God. Instead, follow the example of Abraham who believed God even when his circumstances looked impossible.
Remember, God rewards the people who seek after Him. Stand in faith and keep believing because God will take you places that you never dreamed. Press toward the promise!
A Prayer for Today: “Father, I come to You today choosing to believe Your promises. I lift up my eyes to You, ready to receive Your strength. Fill me with Your faith and patience as I press toward Your promises in Jesus’ name! Amen.”