Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 16, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 04/16/2013 3:58:32 AM PDT by Vision
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Friends, throughout life, fear will come knocking at the door, selling you the worst case scenario. Fear tells you, Youre going to lose your job. Your marriage is over. Your business is falling apart. Your child is done. Its all downhill from here. When those thoughts come, you dont have to buy in. You dont have to accept those thoughts. Heres the key: when fear knocks, let faith answer the door. Dont give those thoughts of fear the time of day. Dont let them intimidate you. Answer back with faith. Lord, You said the number of my days You would fulfill. God, You said Your plans for me are for good and not evil. God, You said whats meant for my harm You would turn around and use to my advantage.
If youll keep an attitude of faith and expectancy, its like keeping the door locked on an intruder. Fear has no right in the life of a believer. Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. Remember, the battle is in your mind. The enemy is after your thoughts. Dont give him the time of day; and when fear knocks, let faith answer the door!
A Prayer for Today
Father, I thank You for Your Word which says that You have not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. I receive peace in my heart and mind and stand strong in faith knowing that the greater One lives in me in Jesus name. Amen.