Get Outside The Tent – Joel Osteen Devotional, 9th August 2023
Joel Osteen Devotional, 9th August 2023
Topic: Get Outside the Tent
And He brought him outside [his tent into the starlight] and said, Look now toward the heavens and count the stars—if you are able to number them. Then He said to him, So shall your descendants be.
When God promised Abraham that he was going to be the father of many nations, he was seventy-five years old. There was no way in the natural that he and Sarah could have a baby. It looked impossible, but God was saying, “Abraham, as long as you’re in your tent, all you see is you and Sarah. You’re only focused on what you can accomplish. You have to get outside your tent and look up. Bring Me into the picture. I’m your Heavenly Father. Get your eyes off your impossibilities and keep your eyes on Me.”
When you’re in your tent, all you see is your limitations, how you were raised, what you can’t do. You have to get out of your tent and have a bigger vision. You’re not doing life on your own. Your Heavenly Father controls the universe. He makes ways when you don’t see ways. If you get a new perspective and start believing that good things are coming, you’ll see your Heavenly Father turn impossible situations around and take you further than you ever dreamed.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for calling me to come out of my tent and get a bigger vision of what You can do. Thank You for the new perspectives You give that remind me of the promises You have spoken over me. I declare that I am going to keep my eyes looking up to You…In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”