Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 18, 2012 [Devotional]
Posted on 06/18/2012 4:40:44 AM PDT by Vision
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust (Psalm 4:8, AMP)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
All throughout scripture, God has promised to be your Protector, Defender, your Strength, your Shelter and so much more. Even when the storms of life come against you, as long as you are dwelling in Him, you dwell in safety and trust nothing can take away your peace and joy. What does it mean to dwell in Him? One of the definitions of the word dwell means to keep your attention directed toward something. The more you keep your attention directed toward God, the more you will know Him, and the more confidence you will have in Him. When you focus your heart and mind on the Word of God and declare His promises over your life, you are dwelling in Him. When you lift your voice in worship and give Him glory and honor, you are dwelling in Him. When you spend time meditating on Him and connecting with Him through prayer, you are dwelling in Him.
Are you facing a difficult situation? Give your attention to the Father. Do you need His peace and protection? Focus your heart and mind on Him. As you dwell on Him, you will see His goodness, and youll live in peace and victory all the days of your life!
A Prayer for Today
Father in heaven, thank You for Your promise of peace and safety in my life. I choose to give my attention to You. Have Your way in me and let everything I do bring glory to You in Jesus name. Amen.
—”Debate of any kind is not appropriate on a devotional thread. They are closed, i.e. to be treated as if they are occurring behind the closed doors of a church.” -Religion Moderator—
This is a very curious statement. I taught a class “behind the closed doors” of my church last week. The intent was to cause spirited debate in an “iron sharpening iron” sort of way. We debate both the teachings of the bible and our pastors/Sunday school teachers all the time. It keeps them honest. :-)
But I’ll not debate anything here. I just found the statement curious.