Joel Osteen (January-16-2019) Daily Devotion: Make Peace a Priority.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: Scripture and Reference: For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. James 3:16, NIV
TODAY'S WORD: Strife is a powerfully destructive force that the enemy uses to try to bring confusion and turmoil into our lives. It can tear apart marriages, destroy businesses, and divide lifelong friends. We all have things happen on a daily basis that can aggravate us, but the key is to not let those aggravations make us act rude or angry toward those around us. Instead, let me encourage you to make peace a priority in your life. Don't give the enemy a foothold. Refuse to argue. Refuse to be sarcastic or disrespectful. Decide that you are going to keep peace in your home and your life even if it means you have to swallow your pride. Make the choice to aggressively pursue peace. Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers." You can be that person. You can be the one to create an atmosphere of peace and harmony in your family.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: I will make the choice to not be rude or impatient with my friends, family and co-workers today. These are the people I care about and I pray your blessings on them. Peace is my priority! In Jesus' name - Amen.