WORKING WITH GOD by Joel & Victoria Osteen

             WORKING WITH GOD

by Joel & Victoria Osteen

Today and every day, God has set up a plan for your success. He says in His Word that His plans are for your good—to prosper you, not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future. A lot of times people are waiting and expecting God to do something, but at the same time, God is waiting and expecting us to do something, too! As we enter into this New Year, we can’t just ask, “God, what are You going to do for me?” Instead, we have to ask, “God, what are we going to do together?”

Scripture calls this process “working out” our salvation. God sets up the plan, but we have to walk it out and work it out. He gives us the tools, but we have to use them. The good news is that He isn’t going to just hand us the plan and equipment and then walk away to let us figure it all out on our own. No, His Holy Spirit is walking with us every step of the way and empowering us! Scripture says that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. In other words, His plan is easier than trying to figure things out on your own!

Remember, you don’t have to worry about how the whole year is going to unfold. You don’t even have to worry about how this week is going to unfold. You just have to obey His Word and keep moving forward with God one step at a time.

Maybe you’re facing some difficulties or obstacles today. Maybe this year doesn’t feel like a new beginning just yet. Instead of saying, “Lord, why am I in this situation?” say, “Lord, how can I bring You glory in this situation?” When we begin to change our focus and get our eyes off of ourselves and onto Him, that’s when we’ll begin to see solutions. That’s when we’ll begin to see breakthroughs. That’s how we work out what He is working in us!

Today, remember, God is a good God, and He is at work in your life. Trust Him because He is faithful. His plans are always for your good. His plans are always to prosper you. He delights in seeing you grow and succeed. Make the decision to cooperate with what God is doing. Set aside the wrong questions, set aside complaining, and pick up His peace and joy. Work with God this year and move forward in His victory and blessing!

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” (Philippians 2:12-13, NIV)

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Joe Muennich

Amen! Thank you for the words of encouragement and inspiration!

Salvador Ramirez

 I agree!”. Like My Mom used to tell me: “Ask God for HIS help; but YOU keep on working”. Good Blessings usually come all of the sudden but YOU need to be prepared to receive. Let´s start 2015 empowered and confident that our actions will ALWAYS be lead by GOD as He loves the “ACTION”.

Falling Off the Mountain At 6,500 ft. Pt. 3 from Lessons Learned As A Novice Hiker

Falling Off the Mountain At 6,500 ft. Pt. 3 from Lessons Learned As A Novice Hiker.

 

WOW!! I’m sure that will stick with me, the Holy Spirit reminding me of this incident (& others), as I often experience truly HOPELESS situations–often! But as the Word says, and as your experience painted a clear picture of: 1. GOD LOVES US!!  2. “What is impossible for man is not impossible for God!”  Thank you for sharing this! With Jesus’ Compassion 4 America! (& the world!) Love, Soteria (& Jesus!!)

Sarah Palin to Students: Has America Forgotten God?

Sarah Palin to Students: Has America Forgotten God?

  • (Photo: Reuters / Brendan McDermid)
    Sarah Palin (C), former governor of Alaska, greets supporters as she exits the Fox News headquarters in New York, June 1, 2011.
March 11, 2013|3:34 pm

Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin encouraged Christian students to influence American culture during Southeastern University’s 2013 National Leadership Forum on Friday.

“Today, look around, and don’t you wonder sometimes if, as a nation, we have forgotten God altogether? This is a crucial question,” said Palin during the seventh annual The Forum event, according to The Ledger.

The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate told students they should “infiltrate” the nation and influence its culture by becoming involved in the worlds of sports, journalism and film. She also spokes about the problems she sees with Washington.

“The federal government is bloated, corrupt and out-of-control,” she said of federal spending. She also called the nation’s capital a “hotbed of cronyism,” according to The Ledger.

Palin, who was asked by event organizers to discuss the topic of hope and resilience, said it is important to uphold the values on which the United States was founded.

“We can’t allow the principles upon which this nation was found to be ignored or compromised,” she said, according to SEU’s website. She also commended the university for providing a Christ-centered eduction to the next generation of leaders. Christian principles and morals, she said, will help the U.S. to remain the world’s greatest nation.

Net proceeds from The Forum go to the Southeastern University Scholarship fund. In the 2012-13 school year, the university will award more than $9.7 million in financial aid to students, according to the event’s website.

Palin’s faith was recently the target of a billboard campaign in Texas byAmerican Atheists, a national organization for nonbelievers. One of the billboards featured Palin’s photograph and misquoted her, saying, “We should create law based on the God of the Bible.”

The former Alaskan governor actually said, in reference to America’s founding fathers, “We would create law based on the God of the Bible” (emphasis not Palin’s) in an interview with Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly.

David Silverman, president of American Atheists, later apologized on behalf of his organization for the miquote.  Dave Muscato, the organization’s public relations director, told the network that American Atheists would move the quotation marks on the sign to exclude the word “should,” though Silverman maintains that “the meaning was correct” all along.