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Keep On Walking | Joel Osteen

2020-09-13 | 🔗

It's easy to get discouraged while we wait for our dreams to come to pass. But just because you don’t see anything happening doesn’t mean God isn’t working. If you keep believing and doing the right thing, you’ll see things start to shift in your favor.

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God sees your obedience sees you believing when you could be discouraged, he hears you raising when you could be complaining. He sees you stretching when you could be swinging back. Believe for many of you, you're a battle Ok into your Healy. Walk into your freedom. Walk in a great spouse walk into abundance. As you keep walking you're going to say God show out in July. I this is George Victoria Base for downloading our podcast. We enjoy spending this time with you. I know you're going to leave, encouraged and inspire make sure you subscribe to get new messages. We weak and follow us on social media to stay connected. We appreciate your support and help keep the ministry going enjoy the message. God bless. You it's great to have you with us today. I hope you'll stay connected with us all through the week. You can download our daily podcast, listen to the messages anytime
or you can go to. Are you to channel follows on Instagram Facebook, but these opportunities- and I like to start with something funny- and I heard about this past He found it did mule on the church grounds he called the health department. They said they couldn't pick it up without authorization from The mayor of the mayor was known to be rude and hard to get along with when the pastoral called the mayor. Didn't disappoint. He's dead, granting and raving finally said. Why did you even call me? Isn't it your job to bury the dead, the past or ask God for the right response? He said yes mayor, it's my job to bury the dead, but I always like to notify the next of kin. First say it like you mean it. This is my bible. What it says I am, I have what it says I have. I can do what it says I can do today. I will be taught the word of God. I boldly confess,
my mind, is a large. My heart is receptive. I will never be the in Jesus, nay, God bless you. Talk to you today about people walking. We all have the that we're believing for dreams to come to pass problems to turn around. We have the promise in our heart, but nothing is happening. We prayed, we believe, but we don't see any sign. Of things, improving its easy to get discouraged and think it's never going to work out, but most of the time God doesn't do things instantly. There will be a waiting period, thought whatever you it's too late. If it was going to happen, it would have happened, but now
but just because you don't see anything, does it mean that God is not working as you keep believing keep praising keep doing the right thing. You're going to see things begin to change many times. The miracle is in the process. It happens when you keep being. Media- don't be frustrated because you're not see an immediate results. What you believing for is still on the way it looks seventeen there were ten lepers sitting by the side of the road, Jesus came passing through on his way to Jerusalem. Baby. And a shout Jesus have mercy on us and healers This could have gone over and healed them right there. He could have spoken to them in cause that leprosy to suddenly disappear, but he did something interesting. He said, go show yourselves to the priest. We'll leprosy was contagious. They were forbidden to be around people
they had to live in colonies, isolated from society. Jesus asked them to do something that didn't make sense something out of the ordinary. They could have thought once I'm healed once I see my skin clear up, then I'll go see the but faith says you have to believe it before you see you have to act like it's on the way when you don't see any sign of it slept or started walking toward the priest. It could have been several miles may be taken in most of the day. I can hear people saying: why are you go into the priest? You're? Not! Well, you look just the same. The first couple of hours they looked at their skin, didn't see anything different thought said. You may well turn around go back home. You just wasting your time, but these
purse just kept on walking no sign of things improving no changes in their skin but hour after hour they kept walking. I can imagine at one point one of them looked at their skin and thought it looks like it's getting better Another begin to move his hand. My fingers are starting to function. Another must gain is starting to clear up the scripture says as they went. They were here if they would have stayed where they were waiting for things to change them, never seen the miracle the healing was in the obedience in the going by the time they got to the priest. They were all perfectly well, God is put promises in your heart, He's told you that is restoring health beckoned to you that you Would lend and not borrow that,
Were you in your house? You will sort the law, but maybe like these lepers nothin looks any different. The medical report hasn't changed your child still, of course, business has an improved. You could get discourage. Think it's never going to happen now. Just keep walkie keep being obedient key praising. Keep thanking that's. What Miracle is going to take place. You can't go about what you see about what you don't see, go about what God promised Jeez Joel. I still have these symptoms. People walking my business is still slow. People walking these people at work are still not Reading me right people walking, God sees your obedience. Sees you believing when you could be discouraged. He hears you raising when you could be complaining. He sees you stretching when you could be shrinking back now of you, many of you you're into to walk
your Healy, walk into. Your freedom, walk into a great spouse, walk into abundance. As you keep walking you the sea God show out in your line? Many of the miracles Jesus performed required an act of obedience, his first local turning water into wine. He told the staff at the wedding to go fill up. These large part with water, they had to do something that didn't makes since they could as a Jesus. We need why not water put good. Is this going to do the obedience is what brought the miracle without them, filling the water parts. There would be no wine is God asking you to do something that doesn't make sense to step out in faith when you don't have the experience to forgive that person? That did you wrong to pray for others need healing when you are still not feeling? Well? Is
asking you to bring him five loaves into fish. When you need to feed thousands, it's not so much what you're doing it's the obedience we You proved a god. Did you going to do the right thing, even when it's hard even away it doesn't make sense going to see. God do awesome things in your lie in the old testament there was a widow. Her husband had died and left her in great debt. She finally ran out of funds. Now the credit we're coming to take her two sons as payment, the prophet Eliza this showed up and ask her what she had in her house she set out. Ok
anything except a small jar of oil. He told her to go out and borrow as many empty containers. Ass, she could find that didn't make sense. What good? What's it going to do to borrow empty containers? She could a city like it. I need full containers. I need provision and need funds. What God ask us to do doesn't always makes sense. Ways are not our ways. Many times it simply a test. If you'll obey the miracle will follow. Don't talk yourself out What you know, God is telling you to do. Sometimes it seems ordinary you're asking God to promote you. He say and get to work on time produce more than you have two you're asking God for healing. He say it eat healthier.
Exercised, get more sleep, you believing for your child and get on course. God is saying help that neighbours child invest into that young man. It doesn't have to make sense, that's what fate, all about this widow went out and borrowed all these empty containers. I can see her knock on door after door, the neighbors thinking. What does she need MAC Container, for she doesn't have any food, no reason for it, but fate makes room for provision. You can't wait till it happens, you have to make room for it. When you don't see any sign, You have to talk like it's on the way plan like it's on the way. Think like it's on the way after work. In all day, she came back to her house. Now she had a couple dozen empty containers Eliza told her to pour the little all that she had into one of the empty containers.
She could have said Elijah that doesn't make sense. What good is that going to do to just trains for the oil from one container to the other? but instead of talking herself out of it, she poured that little bit of oil and kept pouring and pouring in pouring. She couldn't believe it. She filled up the fire. The empty container then another and another, the oil? Never ran out until all the containers were full She saw the oil not only had enough to pay the creditors, but she had plenty left over to live offer, but none of this happen. If she had not been willing to do something that didn't make sense, are you miss in your miracle, because your reasoning, everything out you're, looking not at all in the natural God is supernatural. He'll asked you to do things that may not understand after Moses Dad, God raised up Joshua to lead the Israel
the earlier generation never made it into the promised land because they complained undoubted they wandered in the desert. For forty years now, the children of that generation had grown up Joshua. What was their new leader? They were headed to the promised land, but they had to cross the Jordan River, never know bridges in that day, Problem was, it was the rainy season and the Jordan was in flood stage. It was over a hundred and fifty feet wide with violent currents. Rushing down from the mill snow Joshua, what was familiar with this type of scene as a young man? He was there when Moses held up his staff in the Red Sea Party. He had seen God make away When these two million people came to the Jordan River and saw her
swollen it was and how strong the current were. They did want to have anything to do with it. I can imagine. Joshua did like his men. We're Moses. He held up his rod and said Lord. Please let these waters part. Everyone was watching with great anticipation, but nothing happened. Joshua thought, God. This is my first test to show these people that you really with me. Don't leave me hanging here, God promised Joshua as our work with the most is, I will be with you, he didn't say I'm going to do for you, everything I did proposes. God does things different ways you have a unique anointing, there's a distinct call hang on your life, you don't have to copy someone else, try to be what they, are prove your worth. Prove that you measure up
look in your own anointing walk in your own calling the Jordan River didn't park, Joshua had to make a decision, when. Are we going to turn around and go back wonder more in the desert, or are we going to keep walking Joshua's attitude? Was we ve come too far to start? Now, God, you wouldn't have promised us this land what going to give us the victory. Instead of turning back Joshua put the priest out in front, he told all the people less keep walking. I could hear them say. Excuse me, Joshua, Do you not see? There's a violent raging river, a few hundred feet in front of us there's no, where to go? Joshua acted like you didn't hear them. His instructions were keep on working, there will always be people did try to
Vince you to turn back. Your dream is too vague, the opposition to strong methods working out just accept it. You have to do like John sure and have a made up man, I'm good to keep working, I'm gonna become all I was created to be the priests got right up to the water. Was do or die now or never, but the water still didn't part. They look back at Joshua one last time they can surely he's going to retreat. Now, surely he'll come to his senses. Joshua answered with three simple words: people walking the scripture says when the pre God in the water when their feet, God, when suddenly the waters begin to push back. All two million people went through on dry ground miracles happen with theirs obedience. God doesn't give us all the details. He doesn't show you how it's going to work out may not happen.
Like you, ve seen happen with your family. There may not be any sign of things changing like Joshua. Every circumstance may say: stop going to turn around go back no use believe and for your dreams is too late. You'll never get. Well, it would have happened by now. Don't believe, Those laws keep walkie guy. It is not move by. What's not moving he's not intimidated by waters that our party, but how big the obstacle is by how impossible it looks. In fact, many times, God will wait on purpose till the river is in floods. Stage here. Wait till the experts say, there's no way. The odds are against too so when turns around everyone. We'll know it was his favour, his power, his goodness in your life. You may have situations, you don't see how it can work out in your health
financing your relationships, your tempted to quit, believing if Joshua well, we're here to day, he would tell you keep working you on the verge of a miracle. Those waters are about to open up. Now you may have to get your feet where may not happen like with more This is where the waters part. First, you can see your way clearly. You know exactly how to going to work out Sometimes God wait to see if you're going to trust him when the waters haven't part are you going to believe when you don't see any sign of things changing you don't feel like you have the strength, the courage, the ability, if you'll just keep walking, praying expecting doors are going to open that you couldn't open healing that Nepal as the odd freedom from things that have held you back some Jordan, rivers or about upon things you been standing in pay for
a long time is about to come to pass. It's not going to be ordinary it's going to be the hand of God when God parted the Red Sea proposes the waters open before the people went through They could see their way clearly it was a great miracle, but that doesn't take as much faith. When you know where the funds are coming from the medical reports. Good, your child is excelling those people wandered in the desert for forty years, but when God parted the Jordan River for Joshua, when the people had to get their feet wet and keep walking when it didn't look like it was, king that group of people made it into their promised land. I believe its significant when you don't see how it can work out, but you keep walking you keep believing you keep being good to people. That means Europe.
The inner your promise lay God is setting you were to go where you'd never been to see phase. You ve, never seen, don't complain because the water is not parting. That doesn't mean God is going to do it. That's a sign that what he's up to is bigger than you have imagined, you may be it the Jordan River right now. Nothing is changing God waiting to see. Are you going to do around and go back Joel upwards. I believe, but my dreams didn't come to pass these people at work. Stop me. I couldn't break the addiction. The waters didn't part you right. We're Joshua was didn't work. The first time the obstacle looks impassable. The river is swollen their problem, bigger than it ever been. That's a test, have to get your feet where, if you keep walking you're going to see God open up things, ever dream. Would open turn problems around. You never
We would turn around that Jordan River is setting you up for your promise land David said I was young now Old and I've never seen the righteous forsaken. He was saying in effect, I've never seen a Jordan River God, more part never seen a sickness that he won't he'll. Never seen a dream that he won't bring to pass when we're trying to acquire the compact centre. God gave us favour and the City Council voted for us to have. The building it was a year and a half process council met, as it were against us sudden,
they change their mind and the facility was are like Moses. We prayed, we believed God parted the Red Sea. We were grateful. We knew it was the hand of God, but a few days later, a company found a lawsuit to try to keep us from moving in. They said that we violated the deed. Restrictions, are attorneys, told us it could be tied up in the court's fourteen there's like a roller coaster. We went from this great celebration to the reality that it may not ever work out its terms like these, where you don't see away the opposition is bigger and stronger that you see what you're Meda, it's easy to believe when God parts rids
Yes, but what do you do when you come to the Jordan River? You prayed you believe, but it didn't part you held a pure rod like your mentor. You did what your parents did, but nothing happened. Are you going to get your feet? Where are you going walking, even though thoughts tell you is not going to work out you back turn around after all, gods been good to you be grateful for what you have Let the enemy talk you out of your promise, land! God has bigger things in your future. He has new mountains for you to class, keep walking when the waters are party, keep walking when you're not being promoting, keep walking when your health isn't improving when the pandemic seems accurate, stopped your dreams the reason you are facing a Jordan River at flood stage, not just a normal river, but the obstacle is bigger. More stubborn,
is because your promised land is on the other side. You don't come too. Norton Rivers, rivers. You have to get your feet wet just another ordinary victory, something common. The Jordan means God is about to thrust due to a new level. Woke up many times in the middle of the night, when we were in at law suit with thoughts. Tellin me, You better turn around. You ve told people that you are building your raising funds for it when you have to give it back. You gonna look like a fool: nobody's gonna, listen to you all these voices saying we treat it didn't part. If, God, for you. You wouldn't have this opposition. If it was going to work out, you wouldn't have this lawsuit, no God be in for you. Me, you won't have opposition. The enemy wouldn't be trying to stop you. If you weren't a threat to him, he doesn't come against people, they don't have great.
Destinies. The reason you are facing big giant is because you re the Jordan River you're about to come in to your problem. Land. I didn't see how this lawsuit could ever resolve. The other side was stubborn, but I did what I'm asking us to do. I kept on walking when thoughts told me it would never work out. This company is bigger, stronger, more following your father, thank you that you're fighting our battles. Thank you that you be in for is more than the world being against us. Our attorneys told us. The other side would probably pay us a large sum of money for us to go away. They threw out numbers that we could practically build another facility. But we didn't want the money we wanted. The building this building one of the main landmarks in the city of Houston, two million people, year. Came through it, it's on them,
free way has great access. We could have thought she'd, be say We may not win, let's take the bonds and go do something else, but God does it? Won't You two watered down your dream to take a less then what you know is in your heart. We'll always be people trying to convince you to settle just accept it. Never get well, never break the addiction, never get out of this neighbourhood. No, don't watered down your dream, you may be it the Jordan, your feet, a wet, but nothing is party. It looks like you could drown. God has not failed in the past. He's not going to start with you. People walking believe in pray in doing the right thing waters are about.
Heart. Doors were about to open problems are about to turn around. Instead of you retweeting, the opposition is going to retreat. The waters are going to push back the sickness, the debt. The trouble is back to push him God is going to make a way where you don't see away. The scripture tells us, put on the armor of God, talks about the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of true the shoes of peace. The shield of pay What is interesting is there's no armor for your backside. There's nothing to cover you from the rear. That's because you weren't created to retreat, you weren't created to run from opposition. You the armor, but one direction to keep moving forward. When you stand strong and fight. The good fight to pay opposition will run from some one fourteen says the
see, saw the Israelites and hurry it out of their way, God is going to part. Some waters quickly looks like he's going to take a long time to get whale long time doing I'm just a dream a long time to get out of it now get ready. It's going to happen sooner than you think. God is going to cause those waters that opposition that depression to hurry out of your way one day out of the blue, the other side com called and said they wanted to meet. We haven't spoken to them in months. Everything was at a stalemate. They showed up and in that one meeting change, thereby instead, We could have the building they not only rob the lawsuit, but they least does nine thousand covered a parking spaces. We didn't have to build our own parking structure.
What happened. We came in to our promised land. Now wonder what awaits you if you're just keep walking, which all I have some big obstacles. Can I tell you, we serve big god. He flung stars into space. He spoke whirls into existence. He can get you to wear you're supposed to be. The medical report says I'm not going to get well, God can do what this and cannot do there's not a Jordan River. He can't part that child may be off course making bed choices. It looks per minute, but that is not his destiny. What God started he's going to finish new can stand in the Gatt. For your children. Yes, they make their own decisions, but as parents you have a God given authority when you pray when you speak ally when you thank God that forces of death
this are broken angels, go to work, Jordan, rivers are pushed back, God, here's your prayers. He sees your face. He sees you believing when you don't see things changing thanking him when you could be complaining, your time is coming. Some waters are about to part you would be hearing this. If God didn't, have breakthroughs, come in your way, just because you a feeder where, just because you don't see anything improving, doesn't mean that is not going to happen? God is watching you at the right time. Things are going to change. The miracle is a process. It takes time But when you come into your moment, suddenly things will turn around. My challenges stay in faith until You see this. Suddenly people walking enemy, always talks the loudest. When you close to the Waters Party, Not all the negative voices
tuna in what God promised he spoke at it and he will bring it to pass. He wouldn't let you face a Jordan River Were you promised land is on the other side. If that was going to keep you from your purpose, The reason you can't see to is because it's not going to couldn't Naturally, God he's going to do it. Supernaturally things that you couldn't make happen, don't try to figure it out. Just keep believing keep expecting keep doing. The right thing now believe. Declare as you keep on working like these lepers you're, going to see healing favour promotion like Joshua. Matters are about to depart new doors are about to open obstacles, are about to come down. You're gonna make it in to your promised land in Jesus Name, well, I'd like to give you an opportunity.
Jesus, the Lord of your line. Would you pray with me just say Lord Jesus, I repent of my sins. Come into my heart. Make you my Lord and Savior. If you pray that simple prayer, we believe you got born again, we'd love to give you some free information on your new walk with the Lord just text, the number on the screen. I hope you get into a good Bible based church and keep God first place thanks. So much for listening to today's message. I hope you subscribe, so you can receive the latest podcast to keep be encouraged and inspired all do that. We help us to continue this year, the message of hope with those all around the world: basic, Joel hosting dot com or click the link in the description to partner with us today. We hope your share this message with a friend and be sure to follow a socially reply and for you, I know got best, is still ahead. Lucy in extent.
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