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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 7, 2012 [Devotional]
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Posted on 09/07/2012 4:13:34 AM PDT by Vision

Line up Your Heart

Today's Scripture

“Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” (Psalm 86:11, NIV)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

When the Lord looks at your heart, what does He see?

Everyone has an outer life and an inner life. The outer life is our public life that people can see. The inner life is made up of your thoughts, attitudes and motives. Only you and God know what’s going on inside. Too many people go around today pretending — acting one way, yet on the inside, they’re thinking something totally different. Their heart and their actions don’t line up.

We have to understand that God looks at the inside. We can fool a lot of people, but we can’t fool God. God would rather us be open and honest than for us to go through life pretending or wearing masks. Today, take inventory of what’s going on inside of you. Are you at peace? Are you overlooking offenses? Do you believe the best in people? Are your heart and actions lining up? If not, submit your ways to the Lord today and ask Him to give you an undivided heart. Live a life pleasing to Him and walk in His blessing all the days of your life!

A Prayer for Today

Dear Father, I humbly come before You today and ask that You search the deep places of my heart. Show me if there is any area where I need to line up my heart and actions. Help me to be authentic in You today in Jesus’ name. Amen.



TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: osteen
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1 posted on 09/07/2012 4:13:39 AM PDT by Vision
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'Today's Word with Joel Osteen' Ping!

"Line up Your Heart"
2 posted on 09/07/2012 4:14:50 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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To: Vision
God's grace allows me to be on the outside who I really am on the inside, warts and all. The link below is a wonderful adjunct to Joel's message today.

http://www.itbn.org/index/detail/lib/people/sublib/Joseph+Prince/ec/o5Y25kNTrGW1X2xAbnHTBlThXOrZRFia

(The whole message is worthwhile but the part that speaks specifically to this point begins at 20:00 on the recording.)

God bless.

3 posted on 09/07/2012 4:41:58 AM PDT by PapaNew
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