Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 20, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 09/20/2013 5:51:02 PM PDT by Vision
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
In this day and age, our culture has become so accustomed to having constant activity going on computers, cell phones, television, email, video games. And theres nothing wrong with that stuff; but sometimes, we have to stop and be still so we can focus on knowing God.
This is especially true during the difficult times in life. When you are facing a challenge, its easy to want to run to a friend or talk about it with a neighbor. But at some point, you have to stop and say, God, I rest in You. I know You have me in the palm of Your hand. Remember, our battles are spiritual battles. The people in your life arent your enemy, the forces of darkness are. When you choose to be still and know that the Greater One lives on the inside of you, you are saying to the whole world, I trust God. He is my Defender. When you choose to believe in Him, you will enter into His rest.
Remember, the battle belongs to the Lord. As you are still before Him, as you tune out the distractions of the world and lean into Him, you will find rest and experience His victory and blessing in every area of your life.
A Prayer for Today
Father, I humbly come to You, seeking rest for my heart and mind. I choose to be still before You. I choose to cast my cares on You. Speak to my heart so I can know You more. Fill me with Your peace as I put my trust in You in Jesus name. Amen.
I don’t have much to do with the man, but his words here are on target against those that wish to put us back into bondage...
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his names sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord