Wednesday, July 17, 2013
“It is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”
(Philippians 2:13, ESV)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Some of the things you may be praying about, if God were to remove them right now, you wouldn’t be prepared for where He is taking you. You’ve got to let God do the work in you. In other words, be kind to the people who are not treating you right. Keep being your best even though you’re not getting the credit. Have a good attitude even though you’re in an apartment and all your friends are in a nice house. Pass those tests.
Paul prayed in Colossians 3 that the people would have the strength to endure whatever came their way. He didn’t pray that God would deliver them instantly or remove the difficulty. He prayed that they would have the strength to go through it with a good attitude. Paul understood this principle that God uses the tough times to get us prepared for the next level.
Today, if you are in a difficult situation, God wants to do a work in you. Surrender to Him. Surrender to His process. Obey His commands, and He’ll see you through to victory!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for doing a work in me. I hold fast to Your promises because You are faithful. Thank You for Your grace and peace as I daily keep my mind stayed on You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen