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Today’s Message: As You Wait

Time Posted: March 17, 2013 8:25 am

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen.”
(James 5:7, NLT)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

God has put dreams and desires in every person’s heart. But most times, there’s a season of waiting involved. Maybe you’re waiting for a relationship to improve; waiting to get married; waiting for a promotion, or waiting to overcome an illness. Much of life is spent waiting. But there’s a right way to wait and a wrong way to wait. Too often, when things don’t happen on our timetable, we get down and discouraged or anxious and fretful. That’s because we’re not waiting the right way.

Notice that today’s verse doesn’t say if you wait; it says as you wait. The fact is that we’re all going to wait. It goes on to say that we should consider how the farmer waits — patiently and eagerly. We’re not supposed to sit around and be discouraged; we’re supposed to be hopeful, positive and full of expectancy!

Today, no matter what you are praying for, expect things to change in your favor. Today could be the day that God turns it all around. As you wait with patience and expectancy, you’ll open the door for God to move. He’ll fight your battles, and you’ll see that abundant harvest He’s promised in every area of your life.

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, today I choose to wait expectantly for You. I trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I put my trust and hope in You knowing that You have good things in store for my future in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

19 Comments

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    flag Chief says: Chief
    March 17, 2013 at 8:30 am |

    Amen

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    flag Zedian says: Zedian
    March 17, 2013 at 8:54 am |

    Amen

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    flag Bana Mine says: Bana Mine
    March 17, 2013 at 9:00 am |

    Amen and thank you for this beautiful message.

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    flag Dr Chongo Musonda says: Dr Chongo Musonda
    March 17, 2013 at 9:03 am |

    Trust in the Lord without doubting. Do not let your selfishness drive you to despair. Remember that there are many others who might be facing more hardships and difficulties than you. Let God attend to them first. We have women who are being raped and humiliated in the DRC. Babies are dying from hunger and disease every day in Syria and other war torn places. There are sick people who have no one to care for them. There are people who go to bed hungry. There are people with no homes. Surely that marriage and that new job can wait a bit longer?!!!
    Take a step back and think of other people’s suffering. Pray that the ones in dire need may have a shorter wait than yours. In thus giving , you shall receive.

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      flag SK says: SK
      March 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm |

      Amen

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      flag mwebantu says: mwebantu
      March 18, 2013 at 6:52 am |

      serious misconception. I do not think there is anywhere in the bible where it is stated that all those who need a favour from God should stand in a single queue, they shall be attended to one-by-one and those with bigger problems shall be in front of the queue.

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    flag THE PRINCE says: THE PRINCE
    March 17, 2013 at 9:17 am |

    Amen

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    flag PADOKO GERALD says: PADOKO GERALD
    March 17, 2013 at 9:28 am |

    AMEN. THNX FOR THE NICE MESSAGE

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    flag Chapwa says: Chapwa
    March 17, 2013 at 11:18 am |

    “Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return…”.The waiting is about the second coming of Lord Jesus its not about your greed (what is in store for you). Read it again Joel Osteen is good at twisting scriptures.

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    flag limo limo says: limo limo
    March 17, 2013 at 11:22 am |

    Amen

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    flag abbib says: abbib
    March 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm |

    Amen

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    flag MUNTUUUUUUUUU says: MUNTUUUUUUUUU
    March 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm |

    amen

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    flag Nachi says: Nachi
    March 17, 2013 at 2:14 pm |

    Amen!!!

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    flag Special Agent Dr. M says: Special Agent Dr. M
    March 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm |

    Yes and Amen EVERYTHING is gonna be alright, in my life, family, job, and my beautiful nation Zambia.

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    flag George Mwenda Kangongwe says: George Mwenda Kangongwe
    March 17, 2013 at 4:22 pm |

    Amen.

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    flag SK says: SK
    March 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm |

    Amen

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    flag Coachez says: Coachez
    March 17, 2013 at 8:58 pm |

    Amen.

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    flag nashalaneka says: nashalaneka
    March 18, 2013 at 9:41 am |

    i will wait till the right time, but will keep claiming what iv been promised!!

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    flag Loveness says: Loveness
    April 9, 2013 at 9:21 am |

    Amen

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