Theme For Joel Osteen Devotional May 5 2021 – Go Deep to Go Higher
Luke 6:48, NLT
It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built.
There are times when we don’t see any growth in our life, but we don’t realize that God is working on our foundation. He’s working on our character—how we treat people, how we handle adversity, what kind of attitude we have when things don’t go our way. We don’t like these times, but they are necessary. Like a building, the higher you’re going to go, the deeper your foundation has to be. Don’t get discouraged because things aren’t happening on your timetable. God knows what He’s doing. Keep passing the test. If you keep a good attitude when things aren’t changing, it makes you stronger. When you’re being good to people who are not good to you, your foundation is going deeper. God is getting you prepared to go higher.
Don’t fight the foundation work. Don’t get sour because things aren’t moving as fast as you would like. Something is happening that you can’t see. Your foundation is going deeper. You’re getting prepared for new levels.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that the foundation of my life is being built on the rock that You are. Help me to be patient and pass the test when things aren’t happening as fast as I’d like. I believe that You are taking me deeper and getting me prepared for new levels. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.