Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 26, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 06/26/2013 4:03:52 AM PDT by Vision
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Do you see God as a rewarder today? Notice this verse doesnt say that God rewards those who deserve it, or those who have earned it. It doesnt say that God rewards those who act perfectly and never make mistakes. No, Gods blessing isnt based on our performance; its based on our faith our belief in Him and His goodness. In fact, one verse says that He longs to be good to those who are looking for His goodness!
I encourage you today to spend some time meditating on His goodness and dwelling on His faithfulness. Look for Him and expect Him to act. Spend some time reading the Psalms and begin to praise and thank Him for all He is doing. Open your eyes of faith and see all of the wonderful things He has prepared for you. Let His Word shape your thoughts, and remember, He is a rewarder! He wants to bless you today because you earnestly seek after Him!
A Prayer for Today
Father God, thank You for Your Word which fills my heart with faith. I believe that You are good and You are a rewarder of those who seek after You. I seek You today. I acknowledge You and thank You for revealing Yourself to me in Jesus name. Amen.
...it's based on HIS performance on the cross!
Thank you Jesus, it's all by your wonderful and amazing grace. Beginning now, we will spend an eternity learning and understanding the depths, heights and breadth of "the exceeding riches of [your] grace in [your] kindness towards us" (Eph 2:7).