Theme For Joel Osteen Devotional 4 August 2019 – Make Your Requests Known
“…it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
Luke 12:32, NKJV
As a father, there’s no one I’d rather bless than my own children. There’s no one I’d rather see increase and rise higher in life. It’s the same way with our heavenly Father. It gives Him pleasure to give His children His Kingdom. It brings a smile to His face.
If my own children never acted as though I wanted to bless them and were always afraid to ask me for something, or acted like they were bothering me or intimidated, it would break my heart. I want them to be bold and come to me. I want them to ask for the desires of their hearts.
The Scripture tells us to come boldly to the throne of grace. If you want to make God happy, go to Him with boldness, go to Him like you know He’s proud of you, like you know you deserve to be there, like you know He wants to be good to you. Ask Him for your dreams. Pray bold prayers. You’re not inconveniencing Him. You don’t have to earn God’s love. You don’t have to work for His approval.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father, thank You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life. Thank You for Your love. I know that it gives You pleasure to reveal Yourself to me. Have Your way in my life as I boldly come to You and make my requests known in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Credit – Joel Osteen