Maximizing Your “Now Faith”!

17 Jun

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Hey there pretty people!

This morning when I was routinely checking my emails, I found one from my sister. She forwarded me a morning pick-me-up from Joel Osteen Ministries, and it’s so amazing that I wanted to share with all of my friends. As someone who grew up in church hearing “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” and “wait for your season”, I unintentionally always expected blessings and breakthroughs to be things of the future instead of the present. Reading Joel Osteen’s concept of “now faith” shed a lot of new light for me and I hope it does the same for you! Keep reading to check it out!

Dear Friend,

Today is a new day — and a new day is a new opportunity for God to do something amazing in your life.

You don’t have to wait for tomorrow, for next week, for next month or for next year…

Favor, blessings, healing, breakthrough, increase — they’re all available to you today.
Many times we only have future faith. We believe one day in the future we’ll get a good break. One day in the future we’ll start to feel better. One day in the future the problem will turn around.

It’s good to have faith for the future, but you can become so future-minded you lose sight of the fact that God wants to do something great in your life today.

Today, God wants to show you His favor. Today, God wants to amaze you with His goodness. Today, God wants to provide for your every need.

In the scriptures God is called “The Great I Am,” not “The Great I Was” or “The Great I Will Be.” God is with you in the present…right now.

2 Corinthians 6:2 (NIV) says,
“Now is the time of God’s favor.”

Notice it doesn’t say next week, next month or 20 years from now. No, now is the time God wants to amaze you with His goodness. I like to call it “now faith.”

“Now faith” creates expectancy in your heart. It causes you to go out each day thinking, I can’t wait to see what God is going to do today! Today could be the day for my breakthrough!

Expectancy is powerful in the life of the believer because:

God meets you at the level of your expectation.
When you have this now faith and you go through your day with expectancy, you will see God show up in amazing ways.

The key is this: while you’re waiting, wait with expectancy — believe in your heart that God can make it happen today!

The scripture says that faith pleases God (see Hebrews 11:6). When you begin to have a mindset of now faith, the Most High God takes notice. He will pour out blessings in your life in amazing and unprecedented ways.

God wants to do something amazing in your life today. You don’t have to wait for some time in the future. God is with you right now — now is the time of His favor.

 Joel Olsteen
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3 Responses to “Maximizing Your “Now Faith”!”

  1. Juanita June 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Karen June 18, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    Just reading this. Thanks for sharing Essence! Great word for the day. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Christi June 24, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    Read this when you posted it and reading it again today! Definitely exercising my now faith! Thx for sharing! Btw the pic is gorgeous!!!!!!

    Like

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