Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Joel ... it has been a while!

This was yesterdays devotion from Joel ... so good! This is a busy week, I head out Thursday for a Women's Retreat, that I am SO looking forward to. It has been such a blessing to be on the planning side. I am so excited for the ladies that will be attending. At the same time I have a number of items on my to-do list before heading out of town and contact for 4 days. Therefore, I am greatly encouraged by Joel's word ....

You Are Closer Than You Think

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "So let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit"(Galatians 6:9, the Message)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria God has put dreams and desires in every person's heart. We all have goals we want to accomplish and situations we are believing will be turned around. Sometimes it seems to take longer than we thought. Sometimes things don't work out the way we planned, and it's easy to lose enthusiasm. Negative thoughts come to us that say, "It's never going to change." "You're never going to get well." "You're never going to get out of debt." If we're not careful, we'll get discouraged and end up just settling where we are. Many times, people miss out on God's best simply because they give up too soon. They don't realize how close they are to their victory.

Friend, don't let that be you today! Don't give up just because things seem hard. You are closer than you think! You've invested so much and you never know, just another few more days of believing, another few weeks of doing the right thing, another few months of staying in faith, and you could see that situation turn around. Remember, God is on your side! Keep standing and keep believing because you are closer than you think to fulfilling every desire He's placed inside of you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY"Father God, today I come to You again, believing that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. Give me Your strength to keep moving forward into the place of victory You have for me. In Jesus' Name. Amen."


1 comment:

Alicia Burdick said...

Joel is the BEST!!!! Thanks for posting...I feel like making a post-it for my desk "you're closer than you think" as a reminder! :-)