Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 5, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 11/05/2013 6:32:44 PM PST by Vision
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Have you ever said to yourself, Id be happy if...? Maybe youre thinking, Id be happy if my spouse treated me better. Id be happy if my boss moved to another planet. Id be happy if I didnt have to sit in traffic every day. If you are thinking those thoughts, then you are allowing what you cant control to sour your life. You have to change your approach.
At the first part of the day, before you get out of bed, make the decision that no matter what comes your way, you are not going to get upset. No matter what somebody says, youre not going to be offended. No matter what interruption or delay, youre not going to be sour. The key is to decide ahead of time. Then when life happens, when traffic is worse than normal, when your children forget their homework at school, or when your plans dont work out, its no big deal. Youve already decided that this is the day the Lord has made.
Friend, dont wait until youre in the heat of the battle. Make up your mind to rejoice no matter what happens. Decide ahead of time to give Him praise in all things so you can move forward in the joy and peace that He has prepared for you!
A Prayer for Today
Father, today I choose to rejoice in You. In all things, at all times, in every circumstance I will praise You. I release what I cannot control. I submit myself to You and thank You for the victory in every area of my life in Jesus name. Amen.
Sorry I did not read this a little earlier today, Lord may it be true of me from this point forward.