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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 12, 2013 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 4/12/13 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 04/12/2013 4:38:55 AM PDT by Vision

Visible Faith

Today's Scripture

“But someone will say, ‘You have faith, and I have works.’ Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:18, NKJV)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

We all have dreams that we’re hoping will come to pass and promises that we’re believing for. We should always be praying, believing and hoping — that’s all part of faith. But there’s another part of faith that, oftentimes, people leave out, and that is putting action behind your faith.

Scripture tells us that our works or actions prove our faith. In other words, when we really believe God, we obey Him. We can pray all day long, “God, get me out of this problem.” Or, “God, give me that promotion.” But if you really want to get God’s attention and see Him move in amazing ways, take it one step further and do something to demonstrate your faith. Let your actions prove your faith in Him. For example, maybe you need a turnaround in a relationship. Are you being the one to show love, honor and forgiveness? Maybe you need a financial breakthrough. Are you obeying Him and being faithful in your finances? Maybe you lost your job. Are you putting your resume out and knocking on new doors? That’s one way to take a step of faith.

Today, make sure you put action behind your faith. Make it visible in the eyes of God and man and watch Him come through on your behalf!

A Prayer for Today

Father, I come to You today releasing every part of my mind, will and emotions to You. Show me ways that I can demonstrate my faith in You. Help me to make wise decisions so I can walk in higher places with You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: osteen
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1 posted on 04/12/2013 4:38:55 AM PDT by Vision
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2 posted on 04/12/2013 4:39:27 AM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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Thank You.

3 posted on 04/12/2013 6:05:19 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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4 posted on 04/12/2013 7:23:11 AM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

thanks for posting this

5 posted on 04/12/2013 12:15:32 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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