Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 20, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 06/20/2013 3:52:58 AM PDT by Vision
Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name. Malachi 3:16, NIV.
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Do you ever keep special cards or emails from loved ones? People do this because those words of love and adoration are important. In the same way, your words and thoughts of love are important to God, too.
Did you know He has a Book of Remembrance? In this book, every time we talk about Him or thank Him for His goodness, He has the angels write it down. When you just think about God, the angels record it. In fact, this moment right now, the angels are writing it down in the Book of Remembrance. This book is not up in a storeroom shelf in heaven somewhere. The scripture says, It stays constantly before God, wide open, as a reminder of those who are thinking of Him.
God loves you so much and values your love, too. All throughout the day, be determined to keep God in your thoughts. Meditate on His promises and thank Him for His goodness. When we keep our minds focused on Him, we wont be distracted by the cares of this world. When you let your love for Him show, it pleases His heart and draws you closer to Him each and every day.
A Prayer for Today
Father, today I turn my heart and mind toward You, thanking You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life. I bless You today because You are worthy. I hold Your truth close to my heart so that I can always be pleasing to You in Jesus name. Amen.
I have to say though, when I focus on how much I love God or if I am thinking of him enough, I get depressed and defeated because it's up and down all the time. BUT, when instead I focus on how much God loves me and is delighted to love and bless me unconditionally and consistently forever, I'm greatly refreshed and encouraged and I automatically love him back.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. Herein is [his love in us] made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment. 1 John 4:10, 16-17.
Thank you for putting words to my feelings this morning :)
You’re welcome. God bless.