Never Stumble (Written By: Joel Osteen)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble.”
(Psalm 119:165, NKJV)

TODAY’S WORD:

Everything you need in this life is found in the Word of God—direction, healing, peace, joy and provision. No matter what situation you may be facing today, you can live in peace and victory and find your answer by studying God’s Word and applying it in your life! 

Notice this verse says that the people who love God’s Word have great peace. How do you love God’s Word? By studying it, meditating on it and obeying His commands. That’s when you can walk in the fullness of His blessing. That’s when you will see His promises come to pass in your life. 

When you hold God’s Word in your heart, there’s nothing that can take it away from you. There’s nothing that can make you stumble and fall. His Word is complete protection from offense, from worry, from bitterness, from fear. His Word is truth that sets you free and gives you His total peace! Love His Word and never stumble!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father, thank You for Your Word which is truth that sets me free and light that guides my path. I choose to follow Your Word because I love and honor You. Give me Your strength and great peace today in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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The Way You Should Go (Written By: Joel Osteen)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
(Psalm 32:8, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD:

Do you need direction in your life today? Maybe you are facing an important decision in your job, at home or in your relationships. Know this: God Himself will teach you what you should do. He promises to show you the path you should take. He’s watching over you and giving you advice every step of the way! 

Understand that God’s not just concerned with the goal or end result. It’s not just about getting you from point “A” to point “B.” He is with you every step of the way during the entire process. He wants to see your character develop and mature. He wants you to grow in faith and understanding. Most times, our growth in life happens when circumstances seem to be the most uncertain. Those uncertain times cause us to rely more on God. But no matter how uncertain things may seem, God still has His eye on you. He’s making sure you make the right choices. He’s working with you to shape your character and attitude. Remember, He’s promised to never leave you nor forsake you. You may not always see what’s up ahead, but know that He’s instructing you and teaching you in the way you should go!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father, thank You for teaching and guiding me and giving me direction in my life. I receive Your counsel today. Help me to be more like You and to hear You clearly in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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Breaking Strongholds (Written By: Joel Osteen)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.”
(2 Corinthians 10:4, NKJV)

TODAY’S WORD:

Scripture tells us that there is a battle going on in our minds. Our thoughts dictate our actions. That’s why the enemy will do everything he can to get you thinking in the wrong direction. Sometimes, it’s not our own thoughts that are holding us back; sometimes it’s that we’ve believed the negative things that other people have spoken. Those words are like seeds. If you dwell on them long enough, they’ll take root and become reality. 

In life, there will always be people telling you what cannot be done, speaking negative things. Too often we latch on to those negative words and develop what the scripture calls a “stronghold.” That’s a wrong thought or action that keeps us from God’s best. The way you break those negative strongholds is by rejecting the lie, forgiving the person, and embracing the truth of God’s Word. In other words, you have to choose to delete that negative file in your mind. 

Today, why don’t you take inventory of your thought life? Ask yourself, “Where did these thoughts come from? Do they line up with what God says about me?” Break the negative strongholds and embrace God’s truth so you can be all that God has called you to be!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father, today I choose to reject negative thoughts. I choose to reject lies from the past. I break every stronghold through the power of Your Word and embrace Your truth which sets me free in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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Your Original Software (Written By: Joel Osteen)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
(Romans 12:2, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD:

Our minds work like a computer. The way you program it is the way it’s going to function. You can have the most powerful computer made, but if you put the wrong software in it, it’s not going to function like it was designed. We’ve all had to deal with these computer viruses. All these problems occur not because the computer is defective, but because somebody contaminated the software. 

In the same way, when God created you, He stepped back and said, “Another masterpiece.” Your hardware is perfect. From the very beginning, He programmed you to be victorious, healthy, strong and creative. He programmed, “Whatever you touch will prosper and succeed.” He programmed, “The head and not the tail. Lend and not borrow. Victor and not victim.” 

That’s how your Creator designed you. But the reason we don’t always experience this abundant life is because we’ve allowed viruses to contaminate our software. Because our software is infected, we go around with low self-esteem, negative and doubtful. It’s time to reprogram your mind with the Word of God! Meditate on what He says about you, delete the viruses, and get back to your original software!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father, thank You for making me in Your image. Help me to see any areas where my thinking is contaminated. I choose to meditate on Your Word daily so I can live the life You’ve prepared for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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It’s All Subject to Change (Written By: Joel Osteen)

Post by Joel Osteen

 I know this couple that was believing to buy a new house. They found one that they really liked, but for some reason, the financing didn’t go through and they got turned down. This happened three different times. Each time, it was something very odd that stopped the whole deal. They had been in their apartment year after year with three children. They were tempted to think, “It’s never going to change. What’s the use of even trying? This is just our lot in life.” But deep down, they knew that it was only temporary. They stayed in faith. Last week, they brought me a picture of their brand new, beautiful home that they just moved into. They said, “Joel, this is God doing more than we could ever ask or think.”

Sometimes in life, you may hit some setbacks, but don’t believe the lies that are telling you, “It’s never going to change. You’re never going to see that breakthrough.” No, every day remind yourself, “It’s only temporary. This is not going to last forever.” In fact, there is a scripture that says, “The things that we see are subject to change.” You may have been turned down a dozen times, but the good news is that it’s all subject to change. God is still on the throne. The next time you apply could be the time it all works out. The next time you resist and don’t give in to that addiction could be the time you break totally free. The next person you meet could be the person of your dreams. Keep believing. It’s not permanent!

It’s interesting that many times in scripture, when Jesus prayed for people, He asked how long they had been in that condition. He said to a crippled man lying at the pool of Bethesda, “How long have you been here?” The man replied, “Thirty-eight years.” Jesus asked a woman who was hunched over how long she had been sick. She replied, “Eighteen years.” Some parents brought their grown son who was blind to Jesus. Jesus asked, “How long has your son been blind?” They said, “Since his birth.” Why was Jesus so interested in the length of time? Why didn’t He just heal them and move on? It’s because Jesus wanted us to see that nothing is permanent. He wanted it to be forever recorded in scripture for all generations to come so that we would know it’s never too late.

You may be facing situations right now that have been the same year after year. It looks like it’s never going to change. God is saying today, “I can still turn it around. I can still bring that dream to pass. I can still bring the right people across your path. I can still heal your body, restore the relationship.” Keep praying, keep standing, keep believing knowing that with God all things are possible, and that trial you are facing is subject to change!


“. . . with God all things are possible
.” (Matthew 19:26, NIV)

 

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Common sense for Christians (Written By: Joel Osteen)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:6)

TODAY’S WORD FROM JOEL AND VICTORIA

The Lord grants wisdom. He gives good sense to the godly. He shows how to distinguish right from wrong and how to make the right decision every time. Friend, you can make the right decision in life, every single time, when you listen to the wisdom of God and make the choice to obey it. One definition of the word “wisdom” is simply “common sense.” I believe many of the challenges we face in life can be turned around by using the common sense God has given us.

If you are facing a challenge today–perhaps in your business, in your home, in your finances, or relationships, ask the Lord for His wisdom. Ask Him to show you if there is anything that you may be doing to cause the problem, or should be doing to resolve it. When He reveals the answer to your heart, be quick to act on it and you will experience the victory!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

God, It is amazing that I can tap into Your infinite wisdom. All of my decisions are best made by consulting You first and listening to Your response in my heart. I will remember that today and every day. In Jesus’ Name – Amen.

 

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A Gift from God (Written By: Joel Osteen)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”
(Ephesians 2:8, NKJV).

TODAY’S WORD:

We serve such a generous and loving God. He loves you so much that there isn’t anything He wouldn’t do in order to have a relationship with you. The Bible tells us that sin separates man from God, but God doesn’t want to be separated from any of us. That’s why He sent Jesus into the world—to pay the penalty for sin so that we could live in eternity with Him.

So many people today think they have to earn their way to heaven. They think they have to be “good enough” or “do the right thing” in order to be accepted by God. They want to “clean up” before they come to Him. But notice what today’s verse says—salvation is a gift from God. You can’t earn a gift. You don’t pay for it. You can only receive it by faith and say thank You. If you’ve never received Jesus as the Lord of your life, there’s no better time to receive this free gift. Let Him fill you with His peace and joy both now and throughout eternity.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father, I come to You today giving You all that I am. Thank You for the gift of salvation through Your Son. Jesus, I believe You died and rose for me, and I invite You now to be the Lord of every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

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