Joel Osteen (October-26-2020) Daily Devotion: Before Creation.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: For he chose us in him before the creation of the world… Ephesians 1:4, NIV
TODAY'S WORD: Did you know that God chose you before the foundation of the earth? Your Father is Almighty God. Before the worlds were ever formed, He knew you. You didn’t get here by accident. You didn’t just happen to show up. God breathed His life into you. And He didn’t create you to be average. He didn’t create you to barely get by. No, He created you to excel! Not only has He chosen you, but He has equipped you with everything you need to live and thrive in this life. He has deposited seeds of greatness inside every person. But in order to tap into those seeds of greatness, you have to believe this and act on it.
Too many people today are going around with low self-esteem, feeling inferior, as though they don’t have what it takes. But that is living a lie. And as long as we have a poor self-image, we’re not going to experience God’s best. In order to be all that God has called us to be, we have to see ourselves as chosen, valuable and victorious. Today, meditate on this truth. Let it sink down deep into your heart. Let it build confidence and security in you. As you understand your value in the eyes of God, you’ll be empowered to live the life of victory He has prepared for you!
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Father God, thank You for choosing me. Thank You for equipping me. Help me to see myself the way You see me. Show me Your ways that I may walk with You in confidence and trust all the days of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.