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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 15, 2014 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 1/15/14 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 01/15/2014 5:12:47 PM PST by Vision

You Have the Advantage

Today's Scripture

“...His favor is for a lifetime...” (Psalm 30:5, AMP)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

One definition of the word “favor” is an advantage for success. When you put God first, when you obey His commands, you open the door for His favor — you have the advantage for success! Even if someone may have wronged you and it looks like they have the upper hand, even if it looks like things are never going to change, you need to keep reminding yourself, “I have an advantage. God is in control of my destiny. He’s fighting my battles for me. He is my vindicator. And it’s just a matter of time before things change in my favor.”

There’s a scripture in Hebrews that says, “Don’t cast away your confidence.” One translation says, “Payday is coming.” In the difficult times, you have to remind yourself that payday is on its way. God is a faithful God. If you’ll keep doing the right thing, honoring Him and expecting His favor, God has promised He will pay you back. He will restore everything in your life that the enemy has stolen so you can live the abundant life He has in store for you!

A Prayer for Today

Father, thank You for Your grace, mercy and everlasting favor. I open my heart and mind to You and receive every blessing You have for me. Thank You for favor, the advantage for success in every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.

TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: osteen
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1 posted on 01/15/2014 5:12:47 PM PST by Vision
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To: appleseed; bbernard; bigjoesaddle; BlueAngel; Brad from Tennessee; C. Edmund Wright; Ciexyz; ...
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"You Have the Advantage"
2 posted on 01/15/2014 5:13:28 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

How true, and the sooner we quit trying our schemes to earn what God flatly said was a gift, the better our grasp on the gift. It is true that one of His gifts is the capability of doing efficacious work (and fighting off evil resistance as we do it). But the gift comes squarely and logically first. The work is only an offering of love back to God.

3 posted on 01/15/2014 5:22:02 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Vision

Is that why the Coptic Christians are having such a torturous time in Syria? They don’t have the advantage of hearing and following Joel Osteen’s words for a more prosperous life!

4 posted on 01/15/2014 8:06:57 PM PST by longhorn too
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