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Joel Osteen (January-23-2020) Daily Devotion: Step-by-Step.

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105, NIV

TODAY'S WORD: God has a detailed plan for your life. He knows your final destination and the best way to get you there, but God doesn’t show you the details. The Scripture says His Word is a lamp for your feet. A lamp implies you have enough light to see the life path in front of you, but not for the next fifty years. If you trust Him and take that next step into the unknown, not knowing the outcome, He’ll lead you step-by-step into your destiny.

The question is, will you be bold and take the next step that God gives you with the light you have? The unknown is where miracles happen, where you discover abilities you never knew you had, and where you’ll accomplish more than you ever dreamed. If you have the courage to do what you know He’s asking you to do, He has the provision, the favor, and all that you need to go to the next level.

PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You that what lies ahead and is unknown to me is well known to You. I choose to rely on Your strength and Your Word that guides me step-by-step. I trust that You will go before me and take me to the next level. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel Osteen (January-22-2020) Daily Devotion: Surrounded by the Most High.

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: “…Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:17, NIV

TODAY'S WORD: Elisha’s assistant thought they were surrounded by the enemy army until the Lord opened his eyes. Suddenly, he looked out and saw the hills full of powerful, warring angels with their horses and chariots of fire. The enemy was surrounded by our God.

Like this man, you may be surrounded by trouble, but what you can’t see with your natural eyes is that the Most High God is surrounding what’s surrounding you. If God pulled back the curtain, you would see powerful angels at work on your behalf, protecting you, pushing back the forces of darkness. You would see God moving the wrong people out of the way, lining up things in your favor, arranging healings and deliverance. If you only focus on what you see with your physical eyes—the sickness, the addiction, the obstacle—you’ll be worried and discouraged. Through eyes of faith, you need to see that every obstacle that’s holding you back is surrounded by the Most High.

PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You that no matter what trouble I face, I can stay in peace knowing that You are surrounding me, and You can turn every situation around and put an end to it. I declare that You are greater than any force that comes against me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel Osteen (January-21-2020) Daily Devotion: Check Your Soil.

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: “The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” Matthew 13:23, NLT

TODAY'S WORD: Jesus told a parable about a man who sowed seed on good ground, and it flourished, producing great crops. But some of the seed fell on rocky ground, and lacking soil and deep roots, its plants withered. Other seed fell among the thorns, and its plants were choked from growing. All the seed was the same quality; what made the difference was the soil.

You are a seed. You are full of gifts, talents, and potential. But if you plant yourself in unhealthy soil, if you hang around friends who compromise and pull you down, if you’re in an environment with limited mindsets where people tell you how you’ll never accomplish your dreams, you won’t see the growth you should. It’s not because there’s something wrong with your seed. It’s that the thorns and rocks are choking the life out of your seed—your dreams, your vision, and your character. Do your part and keep your seed in good soil.

PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You for the gifts and potential You put in me. Help me protect what You’ve entrusted to me by being selective about my environment. I believe that as I stay in the good soil, I am going to see increase and new levels. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel Osteen (January-20-2020) Daily Devotion: Exceeded Expectations.

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” Acts 3:6, NKJV

TODAY'S WORD: The crippled beggar was expecting the ordinary from Peter, a few coins, but God showed up and exceeded his expectations. The man didn’t see it coming, but that one moment of favor, that one exceeded expectation changed his whole world. I can hear him saying, “I never dreamed I’d be able to walk or work or be this fulfilled!”

God has some of these “I never dreamed” blessings in store for you. Similar to the crippled man, sometimes we’ve struggled in an area for so long that we’ve gotten comfortable with it. We’re expecting a few coins, something to sustain us, but God is about to do a new thing. You’re believing for the ordinary; God is going to the extraordinary. He’s going to take you where you’ve never been. No more coins, no more dysfunction, no more being stuck in your career. You’re about to come into exceeded expectations. So why don’t you put your faith out there?

PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You for loving me and having such an amazing plan for my life. Help me to expect the “I never dreamed” blessings You have for me. I believe and declare that You are doing exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask or think. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel Osteen (January-19-2020) is live now — at Lakewood Church - Sunday Service 11AM. Catch us LIVE here on Facebook at 11am CT to experience a Lakewood Service! Powerful messages along with inspiring music and worship!

Joel Osteen (January-19-2020) Daily Devotion: Ease is Coming.

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: …You have anointed and refreshed my head with oil… Psalm 23:5, AMP

TODAY'S WORD: We all go through seasons of struggle with our finances, our health, or our relationships. Too often we lose our enthusiasm and think it’s never going to change. In Matthew 11, Jesus was saying that there will be seasons where you have to stand strong and fight the good fight of faith. But a few verses later He said, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” He was saying that you’re going to go through times of difficulty, but that’s not permanent.

You may be struggling now, but you’re about to come into an anointing of ease. Where there’s friction, oil makes things flow. God is going to anoint your life with a supernatural grace, a favor that lightens the load and takes the pressure off. You’re going to accomplish more with less work. You’re going to flow right past what may have stopped you in the past and think, I never dreamed it would happen that easily.

PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You that when I go through seasons of struggle and pressure , I have Your promise of a coming anointing of ease. Thank You that Your yoke is easy and Your burden is light. I believe that Your grace will bring me through to victory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Saturday Service (January-18-2020) with Joel Osteen — at Lakewood Church. Catch us LIVE here on Facebook at 7pm CT to experience a Lakewood Service! Powerful messages along with inspiring music and worship!

Joel Osteen (January-18-2020) Daily Devotion: It’s in Your Humility.

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! Luke 5:6, NLT

TODAY'S WORD: We all have times when we know we’re supposed to do something but it doesn’t seem fair. It might be to forgive someone who did you wrong, help someone who never says thank you, or honor your spouse’s repeated request to do something their way rather than your way. Everything on the inside will say, “No way! They don’t deserve it.”

After Peter had fished all night and caught nothing, Jesus said to him, “Launch your boat into the deep and let down your nets.” Peter could have said, “Jesus, I’m an expert fisherman, and the fish are not there now.” Instead he humbled himself and said, “It doesn’t make sense, but at Your word I’m taking this step of faith.” When he did, he caught so many fish that his nets began to break. If you’re going to reach your highest potential, you have to humble yourself and do things you don’t understand. Your promotion is in your humility.

PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You that there is promotion, healing, restoration, and abundance when I walk in humility and obey Your word to me. Help me to humble myself, swallow my pride, and do the thing You’re asking me to do when I don’t understand. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel Osteen (January-17-2020) Daily Devotion: Be on the Lookout.

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: …Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light… James 1:17, MSG

TODAY'S WORD: Just like the sun radiates heat, God radiates goodness. It’s not just what He does; it’s who He is. God’s very nature is good. It’s important that we recognize that every good gift comes to us from our Father in heaven, both large and small.

You need to be on the lookout for God’s goodness. Too many times, God is working in our lives, showing us favor, protecting us, sending us healing, but we don’t recognize His goodness. When something good happens, make sure you give Him the credit and thank Him for it. The question is, are you recognizing it? Look around today. Be more aware. Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the LORD is good.” If you’re going to taste God’s goodness, you have to realize that every good break, every time you were protected, every door that opened, and every advantage you’ve gotten has been God working in your life. Don’t take it for granted.

PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You that You are constantly working, constantly showing me Your goodness with every good gift that comes into my life. I want to live today with an attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. I will not take Your goodness for granted. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel Osteen (January-15-2020) Daily Devotion:  Light Comes Bursting In. 

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: When darkness overtakes him, light will come bursting in… Psalm 112:4, TLB

TODAY'S WORD: We know that God is always with us, but the psalmist says that in times of difficulty, God is very present. You’ll never see the fullness of who God is if you’re in the light all the time. It’s in the storms, in the difficulties that God is most present. When you don’t see a way out and it’s dark, you’re in prime position for God’s light to come bursting in. It’s going to happen suddenly—a burst of favor, of healing, of strength. You didn’t see it coming. One moment you were struggling with debt, and suddenly—one contract, one promotion, one good break—you have more than enough. What happened? The light came bursting in. The God who is a very present help in trouble said, “Your night season was only temporary. It’s time for your breakthrough. Now it’s time to propel you forward.” God is about to do that for you.

PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You that in times of trouble when I don’t see the way out and it’s dark, that You come bursting in with light and direction. I believe that You, the Creator of the universe, have highly favored me and are about to propel me forward. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

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