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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 8, 2013 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 11/8/13 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 11/08/2013 5:23:46 PM PST by Vision

Don’t Give it Up!

Today's Scripture

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22, ESV)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

Throughout life, there will always be something that will try to take our joy. If it’s not a grumpy sales person, it’s a family member aggravating you, traffic is backed up, your flight got delayed, or your spouse is taking too long! Don’t go the next 20 years allowing the same people and same circumstances to frustrate you. Change your approach. What’s upsetting you now doesn’t have to upset you anymore. You can choose to keep your cool and stay calm and steady. Remember, a relaxed attitude is going to lengthen your life. The next time you’re tempted to be upset, ask yourself, “Is this really worth me giving up my joy?”

If you’ll make this decision to not give away your joy, to live each day happy, God promises you’ll be strong, you’ll have better relationships and you’ll accomplish more. He says a joyful heart is good medicine! Hold on to your joy and move forward into the abundant life God has in store!

A Prayer for Today

Father, today I will hold on to joy! I choose to live each day with peace and happiness. I choose to rely on Your strength and Your Word which guides my every step. I love You and thank You for loving and directing me in Jesus’ name. Amen.



TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: osteen
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1 posted on 11/08/2013 5:23:46 PM PST by Vision
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2 posted on 11/08/2013 5:24:42 PM PST by Vision (Trayvon Martin illustrates the bankruptcy of the modern civil rights movement.)
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To: Vision

I like it - thanks!! Needed it tonight and will probably need it in the morning!


3 posted on 11/08/2013 6:12:58 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Vision

Thank you, also a timely message here as well.


4 posted on 11/11/2013 8:05:32 AM PST by two23 (My Dad said they were all commies back in the 60's. He was right.)
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