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Do you ever find it hard to believe God is working in your life? Join Isis Smalls and be inspired to remember that God is in control and will always take care of His daughters. Come for coffee, conversation and connection.

Enlarge Your Capacity

| by Victoria Osteen

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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You may know the story in Matthew 14. A multitude had followed Jesus to a remote place, and He had spent the whole day healing the sick. As evening approached, the disciples came to Jesus and asked Him to send the people away so they could go into the villages and buy themselves food. But Jesus said, "That's not necessary. You feed them." They said, "Sorry, but we only have five loaves and two fish." I love the way Jesus said, "You feed them." He'd been doing miracles all day. Was it really going to be difficult for Jesus to multiply the food? What the disciples thought was small, what they thought they couldn't handle, was not a problem for Jesus. He said, "Bring them to Me." "And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes" (Matthew 14:19). Jesus took the small and let the disciples go big. He let them be a blessing that day. He let what they had in their hands feed the multitudes.

Today, Lakewood gathers together to worship in an amazing, beautiful auditorium. Here's what I remember about this building. Over thirty-two years ago, Joel and I were sitting in the same auditorium on our very first date watching the Rockets play basketball. Our journey to here started very small, and I can tell you that there was a lot of small stuff we had to learn along the way. Joel and I couldn't begin to handle what's going on in our lives today unless we learned how to handle the small stuff that God kept bringing to us. We did not have the capacity. We were not even close to being ready to deal with that responsibility.

The disciples had it in their hands, but they didn't know how to handle it until Jesus gave them the secret: "Bring it to Me." We could never have handled the responsibilities for Lakewood apart from learning to do the same over and over again. And the same is true for you. If you will learn to handle the small things in your life, He'll enlarge your capacity for more. The secret is to bring them all to Jesus. Let Him break them and bless them, and He'll go big in your life. The next time He says, "You feed them," just put those small things into His hands!

Better Together!

Laughing, Loving, Learning

Join us every Wednesday night before the main service for coffee, conversation, connection and more. See you there!


Growing in Faith Together

Calling all of God's beautiful daughters! Join us in the GIFT class where you will meet new friends, have fun and Grow in Faith Together.

The League

Strengthening Women in the Workplace

The League will provide networking opportunities that allow you to glean from seasoned businesswomen, be inspired, challenged and help you achieve your potential.


Wisdom Through Every Season

Join our new moms group every Sunday at 10:15am in room 3001A next to the chapel. From diapers to diplomas, being a mom is an emotional, physical, and spiritual commitment. What you are doing is important, rewarding, and yes, challenging. Truth is - moms need other moms and we ALL need wisdom! Let's come together and gain wisdom and strength that comes from God and His Word. Together we'll reap a harvest of joy! Galatians 6:9

About the Women's Ministry

The Women's Ministry is a place to connect and share, to be rejuvenated, inspired and equipped to manage the many hats we wear as women. No matter what age or state of life you're in, we have a place for you!


Better Together - Laughing, Loving, Learning
Wed, 6:30 pm in The Chapel (3rd Floor)

The GIFT - Growing in Faith Together
Sun, 10:15am in The Chapel (3rd Floor)

The League - Strengthening Women in the Workplace
1st Thursday of every month, 7pm in The Chapel (3rd Floor)

MomWise - Wisdom Through Every Season
Sun, 10:15am in Room 3001A next to the Chapel (3rd Floor) 


Phone 713-491-1286
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