Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 28, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 06/28/2013 3:47:56 AM PDT by Vision
All night long I search for you; in the morning I earnestly seek for God Isaiah 26:9, NLT.
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Jesus said in Matthew 6, Seek first the kingdom of God. That word seek is a strong word. One definition is to require as a vital necessity. You have to see spending time with God as being vital to living a victorious life because some mornings we think, I dont want to get up early. I dont feel like reading my Bible. I dont feel like going to church today. But once you get in a habit and see the benefits of how you feel refreshed and restored, you make better decisions, youre more creative, you have Gods favor, and then youll think, I cant afford not to do it. When I dont spend time with God, I dont feel right. Something is missing. When I dont go to church I dont have the wisdom, the clarity, the direction. I dont have the boost that I need for the week.
Scripture says, Seek first. That indicates that we should take time for God at the start of the day. Dont give Him your leftover time. Make Him a part of your normal routine. Make Him your first priority. Seek Him first, seek Him earnestly, and watch what He will do on your behalf.
A Prayer for Today
Father, today I choose to put You first. I acknowledge that without You, I can do nothing. I invite You to have Your way in my life as I seek You first in all that I do in Jesus name. Amen.