Joel Osteen (August-03-2021) Today’s Word: Burst into Song
Today’s Scripture: “Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor.” Isaiah 54:1, NIV
Today’s Word: Too often we think, “When we see God’s promise, we’ll sing and thank Him.” But that’s backward; you have to sing first. Today’s Scripture wasn’t written to a woman who had been blessed with a promised child. This woman was barren. It’s a promise written to people who are waiting for the promise, believing for the healing, standing in faith for the business to turn around. What are you supposed to do when you’re barren? “Sing! Burst into song.”
Praise is the birth position. The Scripture says, “God inhabits the praises of His people.” Thanking God is what causes the promise to come to pass. When you start singing, things are changing in your favor. When you kick into praise and say, “Lord, thank You for Your favor in my life, for new levels, for new opportunities,” that’s not just being grateful; that’s getting into the birth position. If you continue to do that, living with an attitude of praise, you’ll give birth to everything God has put in your heart.
A Prayer for Today: “Father, thank You that You inhabit my praise, that You are here with me, and that You are with me in all the circumstances of my life. Thank You for Your promises and for Your favor that is upon me. I choose to live with an attitude of praise and honor. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”