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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 16, 2012 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 11/16/12 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 11/16/2012 4:44:11 AM PST by Vision

Through Faith and Patience

Today's Scripture

“...imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” (Hebrews 6:12, NIV)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

In our culture today, people are used to getting things right away. We’ve been programmed for immediacy. People don’t like to wait. But the scripture says, “It’s through faith and patience that we inherit God’s promises.” Sometimes, it’s easy for people to have faith. We declare, “God, I believe I’m going to accomplish my dreams. God, I believe I’m going to overcome this obstacle.” But, it gets harder when we have to walk in patience. When you pray, can you say, “God, I not only believe for big things, but I trust Your timing. God, I’m not going to get discouraged if it doesn’t happen immediately. I’m not going to give up because it’s taken a week, a month or five years. I know the set time is already in my future, so I’m going to wait with faith and patience because I know that it’s on the way.”

Remember, through faith and patience we inherit His promises. Trust His Word, trust His timing and trust that your answer is on its way!

A Prayer for Today

Father, today I declare that I trust You. I trust Your faithfulness. I trust Your goodness. I know that You are working things out in my favor and in Your timing. I declare that through faith and patience I will inherit every promise You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen!

TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
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