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  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 4, 2012 [Devotional]

    09/04/2012 4:39:30 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Run Your Race Today's Scripture Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 1 Corinthians 9:24, NKJV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria So many people today spend valuable time and energy trying to make everyone around them happy. They want to be approved, accepted and affirmed. There’s nothing wrong with that, but you can’t let the opinions of others become your focus or distract you from what God has called you to. In the natural, when a professional...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - September 3, 2012 [Devotional]

    09/03/2012 4:21:30 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Greatness in the Midst of Criticism Today's Scripture But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. Matthew 5:44, NKJV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria If you’re going to do anything great in life, if you’re going to be a great businessperson, a great teacher, a great parent or a great leader, not everyone is going to cheer you on. I’d love to tell you that your family, friends and co-workers will celebrate you, but that’s...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 31, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/31/2012 4:13:02 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    When All Is Said And Done Today's Scripture “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria So many people live life worried about what everyone else thinks and wondering how they can impress other people. But we have to realize that when we come to the end of life, we’re not going to stand before people to give an account of our lives, we are going to stand before Almighty God. He is not going to say, “Why didn’t you do what so-and-so...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 30, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/30/2012 4:46:12 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
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    No Regrets Today's Scripture Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10, NIV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria I read a report from a nurse who takes care of people who are close to death. She asked hundreds of patients in the last twelve weeks of their life what their biggest regret was. The number one regret reported was, “I wish I had been true to who...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 29, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/29/2012 4:32:42 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
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    Free From People Pleasing Today's Scripture “Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety.” (Proverbs 29:25, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In life, there will always be people who try to squeeze you into their mold; people who try to pressure you into being who they want you to be. They may be good people. They may mean well. But the problem is that they aren’t your creator. They didn’t breathe life into you. They didn’t equip you, empower you or anoint you; Almighty God did! If you’re going to be all that...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 28, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/28/2012 4:40:36 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Let God Be God Today's Scripture “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him...” (Psalm 37:7, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Are you struggling with trying to make a dream come to pass? Are you frustrated in a relationship, trying to make someone else change or live right? You may mean well, you may have good goals, but if you are trying to orchestrate things to happen your way, on your timetable, you are only going to frustrate yourself. At some point, you have to turn those circumstances over to God and trust that He has...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 27, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/27/2012 4:38:14 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Never Disappointed Today's Scripture “...those who hope in me will not be disappointed.” (Isaiah 49:23, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria What a powerful promise we have from Almighty God! When we put our hope in Him, we will never be disappointed. Of course, that doesn’t mean that things will always go our way. There may be temporary disappointments, but we will never be permanently disappointed. Somewhere down the road, God will cause it to all work out for our good. With God on your side, you will always end in victory! Are you carrying frustration, worry or...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 20, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/20/2012 4:42:54 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
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    When to Turn Away Today's Scripture “Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.” (Psalm 119:37, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In order to live the life of victory God has promised, you have to be very selective about what you give your time and attention to. You have to recognize which thoughts to ignore, which comments to ignore, and sometimes, which people to ignore. Every “battle” that comes across your path is not a battle that you’re supposed to fight. Many battles are simply distractions to try to lure you...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 17, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/17/2012 4:43:26 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Rising Up Today's Scripture “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31, KJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria We serve a God of increase. He wants you to continually rise up higher in Him. He wants you to know Him more so He can reveal His glory through you. He wants you to be blessed so that you can be a blessing to others. He wants to take you to the...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 16, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/16/2012 4:40:40 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
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    On Your Side! Today's Scripture “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Joshua chapter six tells the story about how the odds were stacked against Joshua and the people of Israel. They were standing at the massive walls of Jericho that many thought were impenetrable. I’m sure as he was standing before the well-fortified walls and gates of the city, many around him didn’t think his future was too bright. But you see Joshua had something others overlooked;...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 15, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/15/2012 4:40:57 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
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    New Levels Today's Scripture “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God’s desire is that we continually progress, that we reach higher heights and go to new levels. Oftentimes, as soon as we make the decision to step out in faith and obey God, the enemy brings in fear to try to stop us. He’ll bring thoughts like, “What if you fail? What are other people going to think? You don’t have what it takes.” He’ll do his...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 14, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/14/2012 4:22:42 AM PDT · by Vision · 6 replies
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    Even Brighter Today's Scripture “The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.” (Proverbs 4:18, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Are you facing a situation that seems dark today? As a believer, God promises that your path will shine brighter and brighter as you seek His truth and righteousness in every situation. What is righteousness? Righteousness is simply being in right standing with God. Being in right standing with God is about submitting your life to Him. It’s about obeying His commands and seeking...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 13, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/13/2012 4:43:59 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
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    Moving Up Higher Today's Scripture “You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come.” (Psalm 102:13, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria One thing I’ve learned in my life is that God likes to outdo Himself. His dream for your life is so much bigger than your own. His ways are higher, and He has an appointed time of favor for your life. He is going to take you places that you never thought possible. He is going to open up doors that you never have imagined....
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 10, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/10/2012 4:40:52 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Plug In! Today's Scripture He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Isaiah 40:29, NKJV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Everyone goes through seasons in life that seem overwhelming; times when you’ve felt drained of strength and power. But, you haven’t been left without hope. You haven’t been left without an answer. The God of heaven and earth is near you, and He promises to give you strength and might to overcome. Where does this strength and power come from? It comes directly from Him. When you connect with Him,...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 9, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/09/2012 4:43:47 AM PDT · by Vision
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    Take Off the Limits Today's Scripture “I have seen that everything [human] has its limits and end [no matter how extensive, noble, and excellent]; but Your commandment is exceedingly broad and extends without limits [into eternity].” (Psalm 119:96, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Did you know you can limit your life by dwelling on the wrong things? So often, wrong thinking keeps people stuck right where they are. If you think you’ll never accomplish your dreams, then you’ll stay stuck where you are. If you think you don’t have the talent, the connections or the funds, then...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 8, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/08/2012 4:41:14 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Open Your Mouth Today's Scripture …Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it… Psalm 81:10, NLT. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Do you have your mouth open wide today? In other words, are you expecting God to fill you and increase you beyond measure? Are you ready for Him to satisfy your needs and desires with good things? Think about a baby bird. When they are ready to eat, they open their mouths wide. They trust that they will be fed. They expect it. They look for it. They are ready for it. It should be the...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 7, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/07/2012 4:38:26 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
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    One More Night with the Frogs Today's Scripture “Moses said to Pharaoh, ‘I leave to you the honor of setting the time for me to pray for you and your officials and your people that you and your houses may be rid of the frogs, except for those that remain in the Nile.’ ‘Tomorrow,’ Pharaoh said.” (Exodus 8:9–10, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When the people of Israel were in slavery to Pharaoh, God sent different plagues to try to convince him to let them go. One of the plagues was a plague of frogs! The people...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 6, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/06/2012 4:34:59 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    High Time Today's Scripture “...It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria So many people today are living overwhelmed, exhausted and overburdened by the pressures of life. They’ve allowed themselves to live on autopilot, day in and day out, passive toward the things God has place in their hearts. If that’s you, now is the time to get your fire back! Let me encourage you to press past the things that would try to hold you back. God...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 3, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/03/2012 4:24:07 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
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    Press Past the Small Things Today's Scripture …One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. Philippians 3:13, NIV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Are you allowing the small things in life to keep you from God’s best? Today is the day to press past the small things and run toward your destiny! Unforgiveness is a small thing. Forgive and move on to the greater thing. Fear is small. It’s not from God. Don’t let it hold you back. An addiction is small. You have the power to overcome anything through Christ Jesus....
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 2, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/02/2012 4:38:35 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
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    Foxes in Your Finances Today's Scripture Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom. Song of Solomon 2:15, ESV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Oftentimes, it’s not big things that hold us back; it’s small things — especially in your finances. A few dollars a day on coffee quickly turns into hundreds. Too many credit cards become overwhelming to keep up with. That person who hasn’t balanced their checkbook in two years probably hears a little voice every time they go to write a check, “Get your finances...
  • Joel Olsteen, Heretic

    08/01/2012 5:43:55 AM PDT · by BereanBrain · 52 replies
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  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - August 1, 2012 [Devotional]

    08/01/2012 4:37:45 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Don’t Miss the Season of Grace Today's Scripture “For the turning away of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.” (Proverbs 1:32, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God will never ask you to do something without giving you the ability to do it. You may get passive or complacent and think, “Yes, I know I need to do that. Maybe next week.” Well, next week turns into next month. Next month turns into next year. When we put off what God has told us to do, we miss that season of...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 31, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/31/2012 4:34:43 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Don’t Delay Today's Scripture “I made haste, and did not delay to keep Your commandments.” (Psalm 119:60, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Isn’t it interesting how easy it is to put things off? We plan on doing something. We have good intentions. We just plan to do it later. “One day I’m going to start exercising. One day I’m going to get my finances in order. One day I’m going to forgive that person who hurt me.” The problem with this kind of thinking is that “one day” never comes. There will always be some reason to...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 30, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/30/2012 4:38:49 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Peace, Be Still Today's Scripture “Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.” (Mark 4:39, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria What do you do when the storms of life seem to be raging against you? One time Jesus was with His disciples in a boat out on the water when they encountered a great storm. The disciples were very afraid but Jesus, on the other hand, was fast asleep. When the disciples woke Him up to see if He could...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 27, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/27/2012 4:40:01 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
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    The God of Comfort Today's Scripture “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you...” (Isaiah 66:13, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Oftentimes, when people face challenges, they seek comfort by surrounding themselves with things that are familiar. It may be work, a sport or hobby; it may be relationships; or of course, we all know about comfort food. But those things are only temporary, and they can only bring temporary comfort. True, lasting comfort is available, and it’s only found in a personal relationship with God, the Father through our Lord and Savior, Jesus...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 26, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/26/2012 4:18:03 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Something Out of Nothing Today's Scripture “The earth was formless and empty...and God said, ‘Let there be light’ ” (Genesis 1:2–3, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Are you believing God for something today that seems impossible? We serve a great and mighty God, and He can create something out of nothing! He can make a way where there seems to be no way! He can create whatever is needed in your life. Genesis tells us that in the beginning, God created the heavens and earth. But before He spoke the world into existence, it was formless and...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 25, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/25/2012 4:30:14 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Believe and Receive Today's Scripture “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Has God spoken things to your heart that haven’t come to pass yet? Anytime you step out to believe God, the enemy will try to distract and discourage you in order to get you off course. But when you receive that promise by faith, when you hold it in your heart, when you picture it in your mind and declare it with your words,...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 24, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/24/2012 6:20:24 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Make the Lord Your Trust Today's Scripture “Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust...” (Psalm 40:4, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Did you know that trusting in the Lord is a decision we make just like we choose anything else in life? You chose what you are wearing today, you probably chose what you would have for breakfast, and you can choose to trust God every day, too! When you choose to trust God, there is peace that settles in your heart. There is joy because you know the outcome, and there is blessing...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 23, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/23/2012 6:24:54 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Praying Bold Prayers Today's Scripture “Then he touched their eyes and said, ‘According to your faith will it be done to you’ ” (Matthew 9:29, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria A recent study showed that 90% of people believe in the power of prayer. People typically pray over their food, their kids, or they ask God for wisdom, strength and health. But oftentimes, people pray what I call “get by” prayers. They pray, “God, help me get by this year. God, help me endure this sickness. God, keep my child out of trouble.” There’s nothing wrong with...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 20, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/20/2012 6:24:23 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Free from Shame Today's Scripture “Let my heart be sound (sincere and wholehearted and blameless) in Your statutes, that I may not be put to shame” (Psalm 119:80 AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Did you know the Word of God will protect you from shame and embarrassment? God’s laws, or statutes, were established for your good. God sent His Word to guide and protect you. When you follow His commands, you can be sure that you are making clear, sound choices. You can have confidence knowing that you are making the very best decisions. When negative, accusing...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 19, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/19/2012 7:44:28 PM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    The Secret Things Today's Scripture “The secret things belong unto the Lord our God...” (Deuteronomy 29:29, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Are you going through a situation in your life that you don’t quite understand? During these uncertain seasons, it’s natural to question things in your mind. But in order to move forward, we have to look forward with our hearts. We have to look beyond the questions and continue to trust in Almighty God. Serving God means we’re going to have some unanswered questions. You may never understand why a relationship ended sooner than you would...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 18, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/18/2012 4:37:21 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Receive Power Today's Scripture “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me...” (Acts 1:8, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God wants to empower you. He wants to strengthen you and equip you to rise higher in every area of your life. He wants to see you become all that He has created you to be and walk in victory each and every day. Scripture tells us that when Jesus left the earth, He told the disciples that He was sending a comforter. He was talking...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 17, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/17/2012 3:56:17 AM PDT · by Vision
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    Keep Good Company Today's Scripture “Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits’ ” (1 Corinthians 15:33, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Sometimes, in order to embrace the destiny God has in store, you have to be willing to make some changes in your life. You have to be willing to examine where you are and what you need to move forward. This may mean that you need to change some friends that you’re spending time with. Maybe they were fine for a season in your life, but now you’ve outgrown them. This is a new...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 16, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/16/2012 4:32:59 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Rest in Hope Today's Scripture “Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad; moreover my flesh also will rest in hope” (Acts 2:26, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria So many people today live with stress, anxiety, pressure and worry, but that’s not God’s plan for your life. He wants you to live in peace, confidence and rest in hope. Think about that for a moment. How can you rest in hope? It’s sort of like when you’re watching the replay of your favorite ball game. You already know the outcome. You don’t have to worry about...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 13, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/13/2012 4:34:30 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Wait with Confidence Today's Scripture “...See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm...” (James 5:7–8 NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In the book of James, the Bible tells us that we should wait for God’s promises like a farmer waits for his harvest. Now, I’ve never seen a farmer plant a crop and then worry night and day about whether or not it’s going to come up. He doesn’t lose sleep thinking, “Oh, I...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 12, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/12/2012 4:37:55 AM PDT · by Vision
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    He Collects Your Tears Today's Scripture “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book” (Psalm 56:8, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Do you know how important you are to God? He cares so much about every detail of your life. He cares about your thoughts, feelings and emotions. In fact, what you are going through is so important to Him that He records every sorrow and collects every tear you’ve shed. Why would God record your sorrows and collect your tears?...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 11, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/11/2012 4:27:07 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Understand His Will Today's Scripture “Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:17, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Faith begins where the will of God is known. If you don’t understand God’s will, how can you have faith in what He wants to do in your life? Scripture says that when we understand His will, we are wise. How do you know what God’s will is? By reading and studying His Word. He tells us in scripture that His plans are for our good. He tells us that He...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 10, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/10/2012 4:37:02 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
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    The Lord is with You Today's Scripture “Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria No matter what today has in store, as a believer, you can approach the day with boldness and confidence. Why? Because the Lord is with you, and in Him is everything you need in this life! That means that if you need provision for something today, provision is with you. If you need wisdom today, wisdom is with you....
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 9, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/09/2012 4:33:47 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Bold as a Lion Today's Scripture “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion” (Proverbs 28:1, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria As a believer in Jesus Christ, you are called to live a bold, confident and overcoming life. You don’t have to live under a burden of fear. You don’t have to live with anxiety. Because of Jesus, fear, worry and uncertainty are beneath you. When you rise up in faith knowing that God is with you and for you, all doubt and fear has to leave your life. Notice...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 6, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/06/2012 5:59:05 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    The Gift of Today Today's Scripture “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Sometimes, our days can be so full and busy that we forget how precious and fragile our time on earth really is. It can be so easy to allow little things to creep in and steal our peace and joy. Maybe something didn’t go your way, or someone said something upsetting. Even traffic can cause us to get our focus off if we let it. But, we have to...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 5, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/05/2012 3:30:18 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Living in Contentment Today's Scripture “...I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances” (Philippians 4:11, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In life, it’s easy to get so focused on our dreams and goals, the things we want, that it consumes us. We can get to the point where we’re not happy, and we’re not going to be happy until it happens. But I’ve found that if we have to have something in order to be happy, our lives are out of balance. When our goals and dreams start to frustrate us, and we lose our peace...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 4, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/04/2012 4:39:15 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Celebrate Your Freedom Today's Scripture You have been set free from sin… Romans 6:18, NIV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Today in America, we celebrate Independence Day. July 4, 1776 was the day America declared its independence, but the battle for freedom went on until 1783—seven years later. Even though the people declared their freedom in 1776, they had to stand and fight for many years before the British would accept and recognized the United States of America. In the same way, we have to declare our freedom and be determined to stand against the opposing forces of...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 3, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/03/2012 3:45:56 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Free for All Today's Scripture …God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right Acts 10:34-35, NIV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom—and God’s freedom is free for everyone! It doesn’t matter what your nationality or heritage is, or who your family is. It doesn’t matter how much money you have or don’t have; God wants you free from everything that would hold you back from your relationship with Him! God wants to pour out His abundant blessing on...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - July 2, 2012 [Devotional]

    07/02/2012 3:53:07 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Spiritual Satisfaction Today's Scripture “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria In the natural, what do you do when you’re hungry and just not sure what will satisfy you? You may try to think of what to eat, but maybe you’re not sure what will hit the spot. Spiritual hunger works the same way. You may feel a restlessness or unsettledness, but you can’t quite figure out what will satisfy it. You may try to fill that need with other things — food,...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 29, 2012 [Devotional]

    06/29/2012 3:57:24 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Cover Yourself with Him Today's Scripture “Clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature]” (Romans 13:14, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Is there something in your life that you would like to put a stop to today? Maybe it’s a certain behavior, addiction or bad attitude that isn’t pleasing to God? Just as Adam and Eve were exposed in their sin and needed to be clothed in the Garden, we need to clothe ourselves to...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 28, 2012 [Devotional]

    06/28/2012 4:31:35 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Don’t Give Up Today's Scripture “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up” (Galatians 6:9, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Are you believing God for something that is taking longer than you thought or expected? If you are praying according to His promises, no matter how long you may have been standing, don’t give up! Your season is coming. Your harvest of blessing is on its way. It might be today, it might be tomorrow, it might be...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 27, 2012 [Devotional]

    06/27/2012 4:21:41 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    No Condemnation Today's Scripture There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit Romans 8:1, NKJV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Jesus came to break the curse of sin, shame and condemnation in our lives. He came so that we could see things the way God sees them. Do you know how God sees you? He sees you as valuable. He sees you as strong. He sees you as capable, talented and trustworthy. The voice of condemnation says exactly the opposite....
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 26, 2012 [Devotional]

    06/26/2012 4:40:16 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
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    A Glimpse of Heaven Today's Scripture “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God longs to give you a glimpse of heaven while you are here on earth. He wants to show you His wonderful plan and bring it to pass in your life. Have you ever thought about how God’s will is accomplished in heaven? In heaven, God’s will is automatic. There are no opposing forces of darkness or anything that would come against His will. On earth, His will is activated...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 25, 2012 [Devotional]

    06/25/2012 4:45:12 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Power in His Word Today's Scripture “Your word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Did you know that the Word of God has the power to protect you and keep you from doing the things you know you shouldn’t do? Hebrews tells us that the Word of God is living and active; it’s powerful in our lives. God communicates to us through His written Word, the Bible, and He communicates with us through His spoken Word which can come in many ways....
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 22, 2012 [Devotional]

    06/22/2012 4:40:33 AM PDT · by Vision · 1 replies
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    Fresh Start Today's Scripture “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9, ESV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9, ESV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Do you need a fresh start today? Even as believers in Jesus, we all make mistakes and wrong choices. The Bible says that all have sinned and fallen short of the...