Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - May 30, 2014 [Devotional]
Posted on 05/30/2014 5:37:56 PM PDT by Vision
Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. (John 12:24, NKJV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
We all face difficulties and challenges in life. But you have to remember, as a believer in Jesus, you have the life-giving seed of Almighty God on the inside of you. When you go through disappointments or tough times, you may feel like youve been buried. You may feel like youre in a dark, lonely place. You may feel like its the end; but in reality, its only the beginning. The fact is, you havent been buried; you have been planted. That means youre coming back. And not only are you coming back, but youre coming back in increase, better and stronger than before!
In those tough times, youve got to draw the line in the sand. Make a declaration, This difficulty is not going to bury me. This loss, this disappointment, this injustice is not going to cause me to give up on my dreams. I refuse to live in self-pity. I know I am a seed. That means I cannot be buried. I can only be planted. I may be down, but its only temporary. I know Im not only coming back, Im coming back even better than I was before!
A Prayer for Today
Father in heaven, thank You for filling me with Your life-giving seed. I choose today to focus on the potential for my future. I know that I will overcome every obstacle by Your power that is at work in me in Jesus name. Amen.