"" Life A Bit Sweeter: Always Asking for Confirmation (Part 2)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Always Asking for Confirmation (Part 2)

So here's the piece from Joel Osteen's Book Your Best Life Now for Moms that encouraged me and made me feel as if God just kissed me from Heaven:

God Is On Your Side

As a woman, perhaps you've considered what the Virgin Mary must have felt like when the angel told her that she would conceive without knowing a man.  In other words, God was saying it would happen through supernatural means.  The power of the Most High God would come upon her and cause it to happen by His Spirit.  And the reassurance given was profoundly simple:  "For nothing is impossible with God" (Luke 1:37)

Similarly, God is constantly trying to plant new seeds in your heart.  He's constantly trying to get you to conceive, to give up antiquated ideas, and spark new bursts of creativity within.  He's trying to fill you with so much ope and expectancy that the seed will grow and bring forth a tremendous harvest.

Will you allow that seed to take root?  It starts by being willing to change your thinking and start believing for something bigger.  Interestingly, when Jesus wanted to encourage His followers to enlarge their visions, He reminded them, "You can't put new wine into old wineskins"  (Matthew 9:17).  He was saying that you cannot have a larger life with restricted attitudes.  Will you stretch your faith and vision and get rid of those old negative mind-sets that hold you back?

Get beyond the barriers of the past and expect God to do great things in your life.  Start making room in your thinking for what God has in store for you and your family.  You must conceive it in your heart and mind before you can receive it.  The key is to believe, to let the seeds God is placing in your life to take root so they can grow.  Expect God's favor, just as Mary did, to help you break out of the ruts and rise to new heights.  Expect to excel inwhatever you do.

This is your time for increase.  You may have been sick for a long time, but this is your time to get well.  You may have a child who is bound by addictions or bad habits, but this is the time to be set free.  You may be struggling financially, but God is not limitied to bank loans or having the right education.  It can happen in spite of your past and what the critics are telling you.  Will you believe?

Eliminate a barely-get-by mentality and let God's seed take root.  Remember:  With God, all things are possible.

Consider God's Word In Light Of Motherhood

But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary.  You have found favor with God.  You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus."  ~Luke 1:30-31

"It shall be done to you according to your faith."  ~Matthew 9:29 NASB


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