Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 5, 2012 [Devotional]
Posted on 09/05/2012 4:39:44 AM PDT by Vision
Rejoice with those who rejoice... (Romans 12:15, NKJV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
When a friend or family member succeeds, gets promoted, or experiences an unexpected break in life, how do you respond?
Some people wonder, What about me? Others criticize or say, It wont last long. But really, the way you respond to others success will determine the level of your own success. Whether you respond in a negative or positive way, you are sowing seeds for your future. Thats why scripture tells us simply to rejoice with those who rejoice. God wants you to be successful. His commands are for your good. He doesnt want jealousy or strife to enter your life or rob you of His blessing.
Today, make it a point to find someone who is celebrating and celebrate with them. Congratulate them on their success no matter how small it seems in the natural. Rejoice with those who rejoice, sow seeds of blessing, and open the door for victory in your own life in return!
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for Your hand of blessing not only on my life but on the lives of the people around me. I choose to rejoice in You, and I choose to rejoice over Your victory everywhere I go in Jesus name! Amen!