Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 7, 2012 [Devotional]
Posted on 09/07/2012 4:13:34 AM PDT by Vision
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 whats going on inside. Too many people go around today pretending acting one way, yet on the inside, theyre thinking something totally different. Their heart and their actions dont line up.
We have to understand that God looks at the inside. We can fool a lot of people, but we cant 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 whats 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.
(The whole message is worthwhile but the part that speaks specifically to this point begins at 20:00 on the recording.)