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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - December 18, 2012 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 12/18/12 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 12/18/2012 9:52:44 AM PST by Vision

Perfect Love

Today's Scripture

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear...” (1 John 4:18, NIV)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

When unexpected things happen — trials, difficulty or tragedy — the enemy sends a whirlwind of fear to try to shake our faith and steal our focus. His goal is to take our eyes off of God and cause us to feel overwhelmed by circumstances. But if we will choose to stay focused on the love of God, if we choose to meditate on His goodness, the truth will set us free from fear and ground our hearts in confidence.

Today, know that God loves you perfectly. He is a good God. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that His plans for us are for good. He has thoughts of peace, not for evil. He wants to give you a future and hope. Anytime thoughts of fear come, replace them with words of love. Just declare, “Thank You, God, for loving me. Thank You for leading me into peace. Thank You for hope for my future.” As you meditate on His love and goodness, you’ll feel faith rise up in your heart. You’ll feel hope, you’ll feel strength, and you’ll feel empowered to move forward in the good path He has prepared for you.

A Prayer for Today

Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for Your hand of grace upon me. I trust that You are with me, that You will never leave me nor forsake me. Help me to always keep my eyes on You, the Author and Finisher of my faith in Jesus’ name. Amen.



TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: osteen
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