Making Wise Food Choices (Written By: Joel Osteen)

Today’s Scripture:

“God created those foods to be eaten with thanks by faithful people who know the truth.”
1 Timothy 4:3, NLT

Today’s Word:

God made food to be a pleasant blessing for sustaining life on this earth. Food can have a powerful affect on people. The right foods at the right times can lift your mood and make you feel more energized and alive, however, the wrong foods can make you feel down and lethargic. They can zap our energy and hinder our drive.

If you want to be your best and perform properly for God, you must fuel your body with the right foods, the foods God created and avoid the junk food that has a negative affect on you. Today, be wise with your food choices. Remember, you are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Feed yourself the best, feel your best, and live your best all the days of your life!

Prayer for Today:

“Father, today I am thankful for the blessing and provision You have given us in the earth. Help me to make wise choices for my body so I can prosper and be in health the way You desire. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

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Choose to Trust (Written By: Joel Osteen)

Today’s Scripture:

“Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust…”
Psalm 40:4, ESV

Today’s Word:

Trusting in the Lord is a decision we make just like we would choose anything else in life. You chose what to wear today, you probably chose what you would have for breakfast, and you can choose to trust God today, too! When you choose to trust God, there is a peace that settles on the inside of your heart. There are blessings in store for you when you trust Him.

No matter what you are facing in life today, have faith that God will come through for you. Trust that His Word is always true. In Psalm 32, David calls God his “hiding place.” In other words, not only can you choose to trust God in the midst of your difficulty, you can actually hide in Him and find rest for your soul. When the circumstances of life seem overwhelming, choose to trust that God is ordering your steps. Find security in Him knowing that He’s making your crooked places straight and leading you into the everlasting life He has prepared for you!

Prayer for Today:

“Father, today I choose to put my trust in You. I know that You are a good and faithful God, and I trust that You have my best interest at heart. Help me stay focused on Your goodness today in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Confidence in Him (Written By: Joel Osteen)

Today’s Scripture:

“…my soul takes refuge in You…”
Psalm 57:1, NASB

Today’s Word:

Confidence is strength that comes from knowing that God has chosen you and equipped you for everything in life today. It doesn’t matter what you may be facing, you can find confidence in God. Know this, for every challenge, God has a solution. He wants to turn your obstacle into an opportunity. He wants to bring you out stronger than before. He wants to take you to higher places and let your soul find refuge and shelter in Him. When your confidence is in God, you can rest in the midst of the storms of life.

Take a step of faith today and begin to thank Him for working in your life. Thank Him for the confidence that He has promised you. Remember, God is at work on your behalf. He will fill your heart with His peace, confidence and power to move forward into the abundant life He has for you!

Prayer for Today:

“Father, I come to You today with an open and humble heart. I give You my concerns and worries and ask You to fill me with Your peace and confidence today in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Choose Peace (Written By: Joel Osteen)

Today’s Scripture:

Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.
Hebrews 12:14, AMP

Today’s Word:

Holiness is so important to God. The Bible says that holiness is the key to seeing the Lord. When you obey the Word of God and allow Him to work in your life, you are pursuing holiness. You will see the Lord working in your life. Notice this verse starts by saying that we should live at peace with the people around us. When we have peace in our lives, our homes and our relationships, it opens the door for God to work. But when we have strife, bitterness, anger or resentment in our relationships, it blocks God’s blessing. Remember, when it comes to disagreements in relationships, it doesn’t always matter who is right, it matters what is right. And choosing peace is right.

Is there someone in your life today that you need to restore peace with? A simple act of kindness, a note or small gift can open the door for restoration in your relationships. Step out today and let peace create a foundation for the blessing God has in store for you!

Prayer for Today:

Father, today I open my heart to You. I choose Your way of peace. Show me how to live at peace with the people in my life so that I can honor You in everything I do in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Forget Not His Benefits (Written By: Joel Osteen)

Today’s Scripture:

“Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”
Psalm 103:2, NIV

Today’s Word:

God has given us many benefits today! He’s given us so much to be thankful for. When you meditate on His goodness, faithfulness and blessings in your life, it will change you on the inside. When you focus on the fact that He saved you and set you free, the challenges and obstacles in your life will begin to fade away. Psalm 103 goes on to say that “He crowns you with love and compassion and satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed.”

No matter what you may be facing today, forget not His benefits! God wants to satisfy you with good things. If you need healing today, healing is a benefit. If you’ve made mistakes in your life, forgiveness is a benefit. If you feel tired and overwhelmed, strength is a benefit. As you turn your thoughts toward the Father today, He will strengthen and empower you to live as an overcomer in every area of your life!

Prayer for Today:

“Father, thank You for Your blessings and benefits in my life. I choose to focus on Your goodness and believe You have so much more in store for me. I honor You today in all that I do in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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The Way (Written By: Joel Osteen)

Today’s Scripture:

“‘…how can we know the way?’ Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”
John 14:5-6, NIV

Today’s Word:

Do you need direction in your life today? Not only is Jesus the way to life in eternity, but Jesus is the way to everything you need in this life here on earth. Do you need to know the way out of debt? Look to Jesus. Do you need to know the way to having better relationships…the way to overcome an addiction…the way to live in peace and joy? When you know Jesus, you know the Way!

No matter what you are facing today, no matter what challenges or obstacles are in your life, He will make a way for you even when you don’t see how. God loves you so much that He wants to strengthen and empower you to live in total victory. That’s why He sent His Son, Jesus, to this earth–to show you the way to live an abundant life! Open your heart and receive all that God has for you through Jesus. He is the way, and He made a way for you to live in victory in every area of your life!

Prayer for Today:

“Father, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to show me the way. I receive Your truth and commit my heart to You. I invite You into every area of my being and choose to follow You all the days of my life in Jesus’ name! Amen.”

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New Times and Seasons (Written By: Joel Osteen)

Today’s Scripture:

“He changes times and seasons…”
Daniel 2:21, NIV

Today’s Word:

God is always looking to take us to higher levels. He wants us to grow and increase in every area. Change is often a catalyst for growth in our lives; it keeps us from getting stuck in a rut. Sometimes, in order help keep us on our path toward our destiny, God will supernaturally open and close doors of opportunity. He will “stir us” out of comfortable situations and stretch us because He loves us too much to allow us to live in mediocrity.

Do you know how an eaglet learns to fly? That mother eagle will take her eaglet to the very highest point–way out of its comfort zone–and then she just releases it. As the eaglet falls, the mother swoops down and picks it up again. She does this over and over until the eaglet spreads its wings and soars through the air.

That’s what God wants for you today. He wants you to soar in life! You might feel like that eaglet learning to fly, but know that God is right there with you! He is bringing you new times and seasons so that you will grow and embrace the very best He has in store for you!

Prayer for Today:

“Dear God, today I open my heart and mind to receive all that You have for me. I trust that You are with me directing my every step. I embrace Your seasons of change and thank You for helping me grow in every area in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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