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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 3, 2012 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 1/3/13 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 01/03/2013 4:56:27 AM PST by Vision

Look Straight Ahead

Today's Scripture

“Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.” (Proverbs 4:25, NIV)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

What are you looking at today? Not in the natural, but with your spiritual eyes. In other words, what is in the forefront of your mind and in your heart? Are you constantly dwelling on your problems or things that have happened in your past?

In the natural, you will move in the direction that your eyes are looking. In the spiritual, it works the same way. Whatever you focus your mind and heart on, you will move toward. That’s why today’s verse tells us to look straight ahead. If you are constantly dwelling on your problems or things in your past, wondering “what if,” then you will stay right where you are. But if you choose to forgive and release the past, then you can focus on what is ahead of you, and you’ll begin to move forward.

God doesn’t want you to live in the past. He wants you to keep growing and moving forward. Make the decision to meditate on His goodness and focus on His promises. Look straight ahead so you can see His blessing and move forward into the life of victory He has promised you!

A Prayer for Today

Heavenly Father, today I set my focus on You. I choose to forget the past by forgiving others so that I can look straight ahead to Your promises. I ask that You direct my heart on the path of life that You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.



TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
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