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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 19, 2012 [Devotional]
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Posted on 09/19/2012 4:45:27 AM PDT by Vision

Live with an Eternal Perspective

Today's Scripture

…It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35, NIV.

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

So much of our culture is inward focused. People are conditioned to think, “What’s in it for me?” But the most rewarding way to live is not with the attitude, “How can I get blessed today?” No, if we are always self-focused wondering how we can benefit, that’s living with a shallow, temporary mentality. Instead of looking out only for your good, turn it around and say, “How can I be a blessing to others? Who can I inspire to rise higher? What seeds of greatness can I call forth out of someone?” Friend, that’s living at a higher level.

Today, I encourage you to be on the lookout for ways to be a blessing to other people. It’s amazing how one word of encouragement can change the direction of a person’s life forever. When you reach out and speak faith over others, when you speak vision and cause others to rise higher, something supernatural happens to your own life. It won’t be long before you see yourself excelling and rising up higher when you live with an eternal perspective!

A Prayer for Today

Father, help me to live with an eternal perspective. Help me to stay focused on meeting the needs of others. Let me be Your hands and feet, let me be Your mouthpiece and bring You glory in everything I do in Jesus’ name. Amen.



TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: osteen
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1 posted on 09/19/2012 4:45:35 AM PDT by Vision
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2 posted on 09/19/2012 4:46:18 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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