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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 13, 2012 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 11/13/12 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 11/13/2012 4:41:55 AM PST by Vision

Keep Asking

Today's Scripture

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7, NLT)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

Sometimes, people get discouraged in life because things didn’t turn out the way they hoped on the first try. Maybe they put energy into a relationship but it didn’t work out. They tried that new business venture, but they are still struggling with their finances. Now they think it’s never going to happen. But, one thing we have to learn is that God honors perseverance. On the way to your “yes” you may encounter some “no’s.” You may encounter some closed doors, but that doesn’t mean it’s the final answer. It just means “keep going.”

Remember, if God promised it, He’s going to bring it to pass. Scripture tells us that through faith and patience we inherit God’s promises. This is where patience comes in; this is where perseverance comes in. This is where trust comes in. Just because you don’t see things happen right away doesn’t mean you should quit. No, instead, rise up and press forward. Keep believing, keep hoping, keep enduring and keep asking because our God is always faithful to His word!

A Prayer for Today

Father, thank You for Your faithfulness in my life. I choose today to believe Your Word. I choose to trust Your promises. I choose to keep standing, keep believing and keep asking because I will receive in Jesus’ name! Amen!

TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: osteen
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1 posted on 11/13/2012 4:41:58 AM PST by Vision
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2 posted on 11/13/2012 4:43:31 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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