Joel Osteen (April-19-2020) Sunday Daily Devotion: “I Will Say”.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. Psalm 91:2–3, ESV
TODAY'S WORD: Notice the connection in today’s Scripture between I will say and He will do. It doesn’t say, “I believe He is my refuge.” The psalmist went around declaring it, speaking it out: “The Lord is my refuge.” Notice what happened. God became his refuge and strength. God was saying in effect, “If you’re bold enough to speak it, I’m bold enough to do it.”
Have you ever declared that your dreams are coming to pass? Have you ever said, “I will pay off my house?” “I will start my own business.” “I will get my degree.” “I will lose this weight.” Whatever God has put in your heart, it needs to get in your conversation. Talk like it’s going to happen. Talk like it’s already on the way: “When I get married…, when I graduate from college…, when I see my family restored.” Not if it’s going to happen, but when it’s going to happen. That’s your faith being released.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You for being my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust. I speak it out loud because I know that it’s true, and I believe that You will deliver and protect me. Help me to release my faith and declare that my dreams are coming to pass. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”