David prayed in Psalm 86:17, "God, send me a sign of Your favor." When God puts a promise in our heart, He will always give us some kind of sign to confirm His Word that the promise is going to come to pass, something to boost our faith and encourage us. It may be confirmation through a dream, a person, nature or even something that seems like a coincidence. It may look insignificant to others, but to you it will resonate in your spirit reminding you that God is in control and directing your steps.
How different would our lives be if we lived with David's boldness? Instead of waiting for a sign, we would simply ask for a sign. God wants to do something amazing in your life. He wants to strengthen your faith and uplift your spirit, but He is waiting for you to take that first step. Part of taking action is asking. Those promises that you're standing on, the dreams in your heart, the situation you're believing to turn around, dare to say, "God, give me a sign of Your favor. Give me a sign that I'm going in the right direction." Release your faith by asking and then expect God's goodness. He promises He will confirm His Word by showing you some kind of sign that will prove what He is saying to you.
We all face difficult seasons in life. How you respond in the difficult times will determine whether or not you make it into the fullness of your destiny.Let Joel teach you the tools to stay in faith during seasons of loss, disappointment and unfair situations. By staying in faith and speaking out in faith over those difficult times, you will stay in a position of power and peace. Discover how men and women in the Bible faced trials just like you, and their faith in God brought them to their promise land. As you have the attitude of ?all is well,? you are showing God that you trust Him. That?s what allows Him to give you beauty for ashes and take what was meant for harm and use it to your advantage.
Not every difficulty in life is meant to be prayed away. In fact, God uses the uncomfortable situations in our lives to bring us through the refiner’s fire and shape our character. You see, we are not meant to be at the same place year after year. Every challenge, offense, delay and person that’s difficult to deal with is an opportunity to be refined and grow in your character. As your character is developed, God can trust you with more influence, responsibility and resources.Discover how to pass “life’s tests” and stay on the Potter’s Wheel in this dynamic message. Get ready and be prepared for that next level of abundance and favor!
When you don’t see a way, know this—God has a way! Let Joel remind you in this motivating message to keep the right perspective during difficulties and trust God. He has the solution. When you don’t see a way, God can take what seems to be the most unlikely thing—a simple thing—and turn it into a catalyst for change and a solution in your life. With His touch of favor, you can live your life stress free, full of peace and favor, knowing that God can take the simplest things in your life and turn them into greatness. God can take the ordinary and make it extraordinary.Get ready for a simple thing, something unusual and extraordinary that you couldn’t do on your own as you release your faith and let this message build faith in your heart!
We all have opportunities to get upset, to be worried, stressed out, and offended. But there’s a better way to live! In this message, Joel will teach you how to avoid letting your outside circumstances influence your inner peace and joy. Hebrews 4:3 says, “Those who have believed enter in to rest.” When you know God is directing your steps and has you in the palm of His hand, you have a confidence about your future. You know that God will take care of your battles and bring you to where you’re supposed to be. This includes taking care of situations involving people who have treated you unfairly or who’ve hurt you. Learn how to step off the rollercoaster of emotions where circumstances determine whether you’re going to be happy or not and stand firm in God’s anchoring peace! Isaiah 30:15 promises that “in quietness and calmness will be your strength.” Let this message empower you to live a life full of strength, power and joy — the fruit of standing in a place of peace.
What would others learn about God by simply observing your life? To many, you may be the only “Bible” someone reads. Let this eye-opening message remind you of what 2 Corinthians 5:20 says about us, that “we are Christ’s personal representatives.” Learn practical tools on how to go out each day and represent God in a great way!Grow in your witness as you grow in your joy, love and purpose! Let your life be your message as you shine brightly each day wherever you go.