Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 22, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 07/22/2013 3:29:16 PM PDT by Vision
"The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Your Creator can see things in you that other people cannot see. Sometimes people will try to push you down or make you feel insignificant. Sometimes our own thoughts will try to convince us that we dont measure up. But God looks beyond the surface, beyond the mistakes youve made, beyond what somebody said about you and sees your incredible value. You may think, Joel, Ive messed up. I have blown it. I have failed. Im all washed up. No, God still sees more in you. God doesnt just see what you are; He sees what you can become. You may have made some mistakes, but God still sees victory on the inside of you. People may have tried to push you down, but God sees you rising higher.
Now, youve got to do your part and get rid of those condemning thoughts. Get rid of what somebody has spoken over you and start renewing your mind. Down deep, start believing that you are redeemed, restored, talented and valuable. Even if you have made mistakes, believe that there is more in store. Gods not finished with you. He looks beyond the surface and sees your potential. Stay in step with Him and watch His plan for your life unfold.
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for looking beyond the surface and seeing the real me. Thank You for placing Your potential on the inside of me. Help me to know You more and see You more clearly so I can follow Your ways all the days of my life in Jesus name. Amen.
Thank you for this. God bless you.