Bunga di Antara Ilalang

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 6:06am

Saya sedang berjalan di hutan suata hari saat saya sampai ke suatu padang rumput yang besar dan terbuka yang dipenuhi rumput ilalang tinggi. Ke mana pun saya memandang, yang dapat saya lihat hanyalah rumput ilalang buruk, cokelat dan kering.

Tetapi saat saya berjalan sedikit lebih jauh lagi sepanjang jalan kecil itu, saya memperhatikan setangkai bunga yang indah berdiri di tengah-tengah semua rumput ilalang itu. Bunga itu begitu berwarna-warni, begitu terang warnanya dan, luar biasanya, telah berkembang tepat di sana di tengah-tengah rumput ilalang yang membosankan dan suram itu. Saya berpikir, Itulah tepatnya apa yang Tuhan inginkan kita lakukan, berkembang di mana pun kita ditempatkan.

Your Best Life Now – Joel Osteen

Do You Know The Dream in You?

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:03am

Dear You,

Hebrews 11 is one of my favorite passages in the whole Bible. It’s often called “The Hall of Faith” – Noah. Abraham. Joseph. Moses. They all had their own unique dream that God placed in their hearts. Long before they saw their dreams come to pass, they could see them.

Can you see your name listed with theirs? God can. The same God who placed dreams in each of these heroes of the Bible has placed a great dream inside of you.

Whenever the dream inside you begins to show itself, there will be challenges, adversity and people telling you to give up. But the key is to KNOW that you KNOW that God will make good on His promise … and keep believing in and obeying God even when everything and EVERYONE around you is telling you to quit.

No one else can accomplish the dream God gave you. God planted the dream in your heart. No one else can do it for you. Through faith and obedience to God’s Word, you can accomplish it, but you’ve got to take action.

Dreams only come true when the dreamer takes action.

If you are unsure of the dream, ask God to give you wisdom and clarity. Maybe you’re having a hard time holding on to it because of the pressures of life. Or maybe you’ve been waiting and this is your moment to step out and move forward in faith!

The dream that God has given Victoria and me is not complicated. God has given us a dream to share His message of HOPE that leads people from all over the world to a relationship with Christ.

We ask for your help as we fulfill this God-inspired dream and reach out to as many people as possible. Thank you for your generous and faithful support.

-Joel Osteen-