Joel Osteen (January-08-2020) Daily Devotion: The Good Father.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32, NKJV
TODAY'S WORD: Many of us were raised by loving fathers who did their best, but no father was ever perfect. Others were raised by abusive, violent, neglectful, critical fathers, or fathers who abandoned them. Most fathers never planned on passing down dysfunction and insecurity to their children, but all of us have been wounded in some way by our father’s mistakes, wrongs, and failures.
Where you come from is not who you are. You are a child of the Most High God, and it His good pleasure to give you the kingdom. If you’ll turn to the Good Father and get your approval, your validation, your love from Him, then despite what your earthly father did or didn’t do, He will make it up to you and pay you back for the injustices. The Good Father takes pleasure in not only helping you overcome, but He’ll show you favor that thrusts you years ahead. Start going to the Good Father.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You that it is Your good pleasure to give me the kingdom. I declare that as Your child I am coming to You for my love and approval, and I’m asking You to pour out Your favor and healing upon me. Thank You that I can receive it now. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”