The Moment We Pray. (Written By: Joel Osteen)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help…”
Psalm 56:9, NLT

TODAY’S WORD:

Are you believing God to do something specific in your life? Be encouraged because God is already working behind the scenes on your behalf. Just because you don’t see anything happening doesn’t mean that God isn’t working. The moment we pray, God sets the miracle into motion. The thing we have to remember is that God doesn’t say, “I’ll deliver you in one hour, or next week, or Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.” No, He doesn’t put a time frame on it. That’s where trust comes in. We have to know that our enemies retreat as soon as we call on Him for help. We have to choose the place of peace knowing that He is working things out.

Today, shake off the temptation to get discouraged during the waiting process. Shake off offense, shake off discouragement. Remember, all it takes is one touch of God’s favor to take you years ahead. Keep standing, keep believing, keep hoping because the answer is on its way the moment we pray!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

“Father, thank You for hearing me the moment I pray. Today I choose to trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf no matter what I see in the natural. I will praise You always because You are faithful. I love You and bless You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Pray for One Another. (Written By: Joel Osteen)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed…”
James 5:16, NIV

TODAY’S WORD:

All throughout scripture, we see that God’s system is based on the principle of sowing and reaping. If you sow blessing and mercy into the lives of others, that’s what you’ll reap in your life in return. The same thing happens when you pray for one another. There’s a spiritual dynamic at play when you get your mind off of yourself and onto others. You’re sowing a seed so that God can do something in your own life.

Is there someone in your life you can pray for? Maybe it’s a friend or a family member in need. They don’t have to be present. You can pray for them as you go about your day or even driving in your car on the way to work. It’s the connection of faith that opens the door for God to move mightily on your behalf. Pray for one another and watch what God will do!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

“Father, thank You for another day to be used by You. I choose to pray for the people in my life as You have commanded. Direct my thoughts and prayers so that I can be a blessing to others and always honor You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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The Secret Things. (Written By: Joel Osteen)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“The secret things belong unto the Lord our God…”
Deuteronomy 29:29, AMP

TODAY’S WORD:

Serving God means we’re going to have some unanswered questions sometimes. You may never understand why a relationship ended sooner than you would have liked. You may never understand why you lost a loved one. You may never understand why you went through something difficult or why your prayers didn’t get answered. But at some point, you have to decide to put your questions aside and go on with God. We have to decide to trust His character even when our circumstances don’t make sense. The Bible tells us that adversity will come, but God is the one who promises to lead us into victory. He has promised that He’s going to turn that difficulty around and use it for your advantage. He is faithful to His Word, and you can be sure that He will fulfill every promise He’s made to you.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

“Father, I choose to trust You with my unanswered questions. I release any doubt and confusion to You. Help me to focus on Your Word which is truth that sets me free. Thank You for Your goodness and for the blessings You have in store for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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More than Enough. (Written By: Joel Osteen)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.”
Psalm 37:19, NIV

TODAY’S WORD:

We serve the God of more than enough! It doesn’t matter what’s happening around you; it doesn’t matter what’s happening in the economy; it doesn’t matter what’s happening in the stock market, God is able to provide for you. Notice today’s verse doesn’t just say He’ll help you barely get by; no, it says that in days of famine His people will enjoy plenty.

The key is that we have to get our minds off of this natural, earthly realm and start setting our minds on things above. Remember, there is no recession in heaven, but if you aren’t investing in God’s economy, you won’t see the reward He has for you. Take a step of faith today and sow a seed. Ask God how you can be a blessing to others. Remember, you are a steward over His resources. When you choose to be obedient to Him, you will eat the good of the land. And when you tap into God’s economy by obeying His Word, you will have His results—more than enough!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

“Father, thank You for the resources You have given to me. Thank You for trusting me to be Your representative in the earth and for giving me more than enough. Show me how to handle the blessings You’ve given me so that I can please You in everything I do in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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One Thing is Needed. (Written By: Joel Osteen)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
Luke 10:42, NKJV

TODAY’S WORD:

In today’s world, most people find that life is full. We have over 500 channels on TV, an unlimited number of sites to browse on the internet, cell phones and PDA’s to keep us connected 24 hours a day. Everywhere you look, there is something to do or some kind of entertainment all the time. If we’re not careful, we’ll fall into the trap of thinking that we’ve always got to be busy doing something. But Jesus invites us to be still because really, only one thing is needed.

I heard somebody say one time, what if we treated our Bibles like we do our cell phones? Can you imagine people in the elevators, lobbies and shopping malls thumbing through their Bibles all day long? Can you see people reading and studying the Word while sitting in traffic and at red lights? Not that you should do that, but the point is that we need to live our lives in balance and make the Word of God a priority. Let’s make sure we don’t allow the distractions of life to keep us from the one thing that is needed.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

“Father, today I set my heart and affections on You. I choose to lay down the distractions of life and put You first because You are the one thing that is needed. Help me keep my mind focused on You as I declare Your praises throughout the day in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Quicker than You Think. (Written By: Joel Osteen)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise…”
2 Peter 3:9, NIV

TODAY’S WORD:

Do you realize that as a believer in Jesus, you have a tremendous advantage in life? The Creator of the universe is not only fighting your battles, but He is lining up the right people, the right breaks, and the right opportunities to move you forward. You may be facing a situation right now that looks like it’s never going to turn around, but I believe that you’re going to see some changes quicker than you think. You’re going to come out of debt quicker than you think. You’re going to accomplish your goals much quicker than you think. That relationship is going to be restored quicker than you think!

Remember, God is not slow in keeping His promise. I believe we are entering into a decade where we’re going to see the hand of God move like never before. He is going to open up doors that no man can shut. He is going to turn impossible situations around and take you places that you never dreamed. It’s time to get ready for more of God’s favor because that breakthrough is going to happen quicker than you think!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

“Father, thank You for being faithful to Your Word. I trust that You will complete the work You’ve begun in me. Help me keep my heart and mind focused on You as I stand strong in faith to see Your promises come to pass in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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He Prepares the Way for Victory. (Written By: Joel Osteen)

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ…”
2 Corinthians 2:14, NKJV

TODAY’S WORD:

There are times in life when we all face situations that seem impossible. It’s easy to get discouraged and think that things won’t ever work out. But the scripture tells us that God goes before us and makes our crooked places straight. In other words, even though you may not have the connections you need right now, you don’t have to worry. God is going before you lining up the right people, arranging the right breaks, and setting up the right opportunities. He is preparing the way for victory!

Today, if you are facing difficulty, don’t fall into the temptation to get negative and sour. That adversity is no surprise to God. He’s not up in the heavens scratching His head and thinking, “Oh, no. Now what am I going to do?” No, He already has every day of your life written in His book. Before you had that problem, God already had the solution. He is going before you right now preparing the next chapter of your life. Stay in faith and keep the right attitude because He is moving you forward into the victory He has prepared for you!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

“Father, thank You for ordering and directing my steps. Thank You for working behind the scenes on my behalf. I choose today to trust in You, knowing that You are good, and You always lead me into victory in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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