Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 22, 2012 [Devotional]
Posted on 11/25/2012 5:24:30 AM PST by Vision
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever! (1 Chronicles 16:34, AMP)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
What you dwell on is what you will draw into your life. We can either focus on our problems, or we can focus on our blessings. The question is: do you want more problems, or do you want more blessings?
One thing Ive noticed is that when you live with an attitude of constant gratitude, not only do you thank God for what Hes done in your life, you start thanking Him for what He will do in your life. You thank Him for opening doors for you in the future. You thank Him for increasing you. You thank Him for bringing the right people into your life. When we say Thank You to God for the things that are coming, its really a declaration of our faith in Him. Its like saying in essence, God, Im so sure of Your goodness, Im so sure that Youre working in my life that Im going to thank You right now for what You are going to do tomorrow!
Friend, thats the kind of faith that pleases God. He wants us to trust in His goodness and believe that He is a Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. He delights in seeing our faith. He delights in an attitude of gratitude. Today, let your faith say thank you. Praise Him throughout the day with a humble heart and watch what He will do on your behalf!
A Prayer for Today
Father in heaven, thank You for another day to praise You. Thank You for all You have done in my life. Help me to see Your hand of blessing as I continually acknowledge and praise Your name in Jesus name. Amen.