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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 7, 2013 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 11/7/13 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 11/07/2013 6:14:34 PM PST by Vision

Overcome with Good

Today's Scripture

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21, NIV)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

The scripture says, “We overcome evil with good.” In other words, when somebody’s rude or inconsiderate, don’t sink down to their level. Don’t be rude and inconsiderate back to them. No, if you going to rise higher, if you are going to overcome, you have to do just the opposite. You have to show kindness, grace and mercy. It isn’t always easy; in fact, it’s almost never easy. It takes a lot of humility to treat someone with respect who is disrespecting you. But do you know what happens when you walk in humility? God gives you His grace. He empowers you to walk in His goodness. Scripture plainly says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Today, walk humbly with God and overcome evil with good. Show mercy and sow mercy. Receive His grace, receive His power, and receive His strength to be everything He’s called you to be.

A Prayer for Today

Father, thank You for the grace to overcome in this life. I choose Your goodness. I choose Your ways. Help me to show Your love and walk in peace in every circumstance in Jesus’ name. Amen.

TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: osteen
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1 posted on 11/07/2013 6:14:34 PM PST by Vision
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2 posted on 11/07/2013 6:15:09 PM PST by Vision (Trayvon Martin illustrates the bankruptcy of the modern civil rights movement.)
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To: Vision
Thank you God, thank you Joel, and thank you Vision, for this posting.

Today this Word and prayer has more meaning, and has brought more Peace, than I can say.

God Bless You and Keep You.

3 posted on 11/07/2013 7:58:09 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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