Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 9, 2014 [Devotional]
Posted on 06/09/2014 6:12:12 PM PDT by Vision
Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession... (Exodus 19:5, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Sometimes God asks us to do things that dont make sense. It doesnt seem logical. It doesnt fit into our budget. It doesnt line up with our schedule. God, You want me to go back to college? Im 40 years old. God, You want me to give them a gift? I was saving those funds for my own dreams. Or, God, You want me to leave this secure position that Ive had for years and start my own business? Too often we overanalyze it. We debate it. Look at it only in the natural. We end up making excuses, talking ourselves out of it, That couldnt be God. But if youre going to reach your highest potential, you have to have bold obedience. That means you obey even when you dont understand it. You just do it even when it doesnt make sense. Thats what faith is all about.
If you can understand everything, you have the time, the money, its all lined up, then that doesnt really take any faith. God will ask you to do things that seem far out, unusual, not practical. With every act of obedience, there is a blessing attached to it. When you do what you know God wants you to do, a blessing will follow. God rewards obedience!
A Prayer for Today
Father, today I choose to obey You. I let go of trying to reason it all out in my mind and choose to trust You. Thank You for Your faithfulness and for rewarding my obedience in Jesus name. Amen.