Theme For Joel Osteen Devotional 21 January 2018 – Choose Joy!
“You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”
(Psalms 128:2, NIV)
Did you know that having a life full of joy and fulfillment is a matter of choice? Many people are not living in victory today because they have walked around with a chip on their shoulder. They are constantly complaining, always dwelling on what they don’t have, or focusing on their problems.
Let me encourage you to stay out of that trap. Wake up every morning and begin each new day by counting your blessings. Take time to make a list. Write down at least ten things that you are thankful for. Whatever your situation in life, find things to add to the list.
Keep your list in a place where you can see it every day. When you feel yourself getting negative, when you’re beginning to get discouraged, check your list; read it out loud. Focus on all of the blessings that God has given you. Begin to thank Him for what He has already done for you and for all that He has in store for your future.
Give God an offering of thanksgiving every day. As you begin to express your appreciation and praise to the Lord, you will begin to see Him pour out His blessings and favor in greater portions, and you’ll experience the overcoming life of victory He has in store for you.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
God, I am making the decision today to be a grateful person! You have richly blessed me and I am going to count those blessings everyday. When I make a daily list of 10, it will be in honor of You. In Jesus’ name – Amen.
Credit For Joel Osteen Devotional 21 January 2018 – Joel Osteen Ministries / Joelosteen.com