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Saturday, July 9, 2016
Giving Birth to Your Dreams - Joel Osteen Ministries daily devotional 9 July Saturday
woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but
when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a
child is born into the world.” (John 16:21, NIV)
Giving Birth to Your Dreams
ago when we first found out that Victoria was pregnant, we were so
excited. Even though she didn’t look any different on the outside, we
began planning and preparing for our new baby. Then as time went on, we
moved out of the fun, easy stage of conception and into that much more
difficult stage of development. That’s when the mother becomes
uncomfortable, swollen, can’t sleep at night, her back aches. Things
seem to get the hardest right before the birthing begins.
a sense, it’s the same way in our spiritual lives. When we conceive
something in our hearts from God, it’s so exciting. It’s easy to stay
encouraged and full of faith during that time. But the real test is when
we go through the development process. Are we willing to keep a good
attitude even when we’re uncomfortable and things aren’t going our way?
Are we willing to stand and fight the good fight of faith until we give
birth to our dreams?
you’re standing for something today, keep standing. Keep believing even
when you don’t see anything happening. Hold on to that promise even
when it’s uncomfortable because soon you will give birth to every dream
and desire the Lord has placed in your heart!
A Prayer for Today
thank You for the dreams and desires You’ve planted in my heart. Give
me the strength to persevere even when times are hard. Give me Your
peace and joy so that I can stand strong until I see those dreams and
desires come to pass in Jesus’ name. Amen.”