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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 20, 2012 [Devotional] ^ | Today | Joel Osteen

Posted on 06/20/2012 4:33:48 AM PDT by Vision

The Reward of Diligence

Today's Scripture

“...the appetite of the diligent is abundantly supplied” (Proverbs 13:4, AMP)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

God longs to pour out His favor and blessing on you. He longs to show you His goodness and provision. He promises to do His part, but you have to do your part, too. You have to be diligent. First of all, be diligent in seeking His ways and following His commands. Then, be diligent with what you have in your hand, with your time and resources.

In Matthew, Jesus tells a parable about three men whose employer entrusted them with some money called talents. Two of the men were diligent and invested the talents and received a great return. The third man was afraid and buried what he was given. The first two men were rewarded and praised for their diligence while the third man was rebuked.

Follow the example of the first two men and look for ways to be diligent with what you have in your hand. Whatever you do, do it with excellence. Be the best you can be and go the extra mile even when you think it goes unnoticed. Understand that when people don't notice, God notices and promises to reward the appetite of the diligent.

A Prayer for Today

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your favor and blessing on my life. Today I choose to be diligent. I choose to live in excellence and do everything to the best of my ability. I give You all the glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.

TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
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