Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 13, 2012 [Devotional]
Posted on 09/13/2012 4:38:58 AM PDT by Vision
love is kind 1 Corinthians 13:4, NIV
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
One translation of todays simple verse says that love looks for a way to be constructive. In other words, love looks for ways to improve someone elses life. Love brings out the best in other people. Dont just get up in the morning thinking about yourself or how you can make your own life better. Think about how you can make someone elses life better. Ask yourself, Who can I encourage today? Who can I build up? You have something to offer those around you that no one else can give. Someone in your life needs your encouragement. Someone in your life needs to know that you believe in them. I believe God will hold us responsible for the people Hes put in our lives. Hes counting on us to bring out the best in our family and friends.
Are you improving the lives of those around you? Are you pouring confidence in them? Why dont you ask the Lord to give you creative ways to bring out the best in others? As you sow into the lives of others, God will send people along your path that will build you up so that you can embrace every blessing He has in store for you.
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for believing in me and always building me up. I ask that You show me creative ways to encourage and build up the people around me. Help me to be an example of Your love in Jesus name. Amen.