Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 19, 2012 [Devotional]
Posted on 09/19/2012 4:45:27 AM PDT by Vision
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, Whats 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, thats 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, thats living at a higher level.
Today, I encourage you to be on the lookout for ways to be a blessing to other people. Its amazing how one word of encouragement can change the direction of a persons 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 wont 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.