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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 15, 2012 [Devotional]
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Posted on 08/15/2012 4:40:57 AM PDT by Vision

New Levels

Today's Scripture

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7, NLT)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

God’s desire is that we continually progress, that we reach higher heights and go to new levels. Oftentimes, as soon as we make the decision to step out in faith and obey God, the enemy brings in fear to try to stop us. He’ll bring thoughts like, “What if you fail? What are other people going to think? You don’t have what it takes.” He’ll do his best to use fear to try to convince us to shrink back and stay where we are.

The Bible says that fear is a spirit. It plays on our emotions and holds us back. But the good news is that we have power over fear! The Bible says that perfect love casts out all fear. When we receive God’s perfect love, we will have confidence about the future because we know His plans are for our good. I’ve heard it said that fear is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real. Understand that fear is a lie. Today, choose to believe God’s Word and receive His love so that you can overcome fear and move forward into the good life He has prepared for you!

A Prayer for Today

Father in heaven, thank You for taking me to new levels. I know You have equipped me with a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. Fill me with Your confidence and assurance to embrace everything You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.



TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: osteen
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1 posted on 08/15/2012 4:40:58 AM PDT by Vision
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"New Levels"
2 posted on 08/15/2012 4:41:49 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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I got a fever and the only prescription is more Osteen


3 posted on 08/15/2012 9:21:18 AM PDT by RBStealth
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