Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - December 7, 2012 [Devotional]
Posted on 12/07/2012 4:44:47 AM PST by Vision
Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. (Matthew 25:40, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
The way to tell how mature you are is by the way you treat people who cant do anything for you. We can all be kind to the boss. He may give us a promotion. We can all be friendly to the popular person at school. If they like us, everybody will be our friend. Thats easy. But if were going to live the way God intends, weve got to learn to be good to everyone. Jesus said, When you do good to the least of these, youre doing it unto Me. When you go out of your way to befriend the person that everyone shuns, Jesus said, Its like youre doing it unto Me.
Instead of rushing by the parking lot attendant you see at work each day, why dont you take time to see how theyre doing? That person at the office that others ignore, why dont you reach out to them and share the love of Jesus? We build the kingdom of God one life at a time. Show love, show His goodness, tell people about salvation through Christ. As you reach out and help others, just like a boomerang, that help will come right back to you, and youll move forward into the blessing and destiny He has prepared for you.
A Prayer for Today
Father, I desire to always honor You. Help me to see the needs of the people around me. Help me to treat them the way You would treat them. Show me how to help others rise higher and sow good seeds into them in Jesus name. Amen.