Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - May 16, 2012 [Devotional]
Posted on 05/16/2012 4:34:33 AM PDT by Vision
Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation Habakkuk 3:17-18, NKJV.
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
We all face challenges and obstacles in this life. We all have dreams in our hearts, and at times, it looks like theyre not going to come to pass. During these difficult seasons, we have a choice. We can get negative and discouraged and talk about how things are not going to work out, or we can switch over into praise and thanksgiving which opens the door for God to move on our behalf.
A lot of times people think, Ill have a good attitude as soon as I get over this health issue. Joel, Ill give God praise when I get through these tough times. But thats not how faith works. As long as were negative, discouraged and focused on our problems, it limits what God can do. Youve got to give God praise first, and then the breakthrough will come. Youve got to change your focus first, and then things will change in your favor. Praise always precedes the victory.
Today, if youve been dwelling on the wrong things and focusing in the wrong direction, switch over into praise and thanksgiving. Begin to declare that God is good. Declare that He is faithful. Declare His praises and open the door to victory in every area of your life!
A Prayer for Today
Father God, today I humbly come before You, lifting You up and magnifying Your holy name. Thank You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life. I bless You and honor You for Your goodness in Jesus name. Amen!
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