Theme For Joel Osteen Devotional September 15 2020 – The Mercies of God
Romans 12:1, ESV
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
When the apostle Paul talks about “the mercies of God,” he doesn’t use the singular but the plural. Every one of us has experienced some of these mercies. Perhaps some of the things you’ve done—the crowds you used to run with, the drugs, the alcohol, the reckless driving, the freak accidents—should have taken you out. But God showed you some of His mercies—not once, but again and again. In fact, the reason you’re still here is because God has a destiny for you to fulfill. He has an assignment for you to accomplish.
You might as well recognize you’re a marked man, a marked woman. The Creator of the universe has His hand on your life. The sooner you surrender your will to His, the better off you’re going to be. You’re not giving up anything. You’re gaining purpose, your destiny, a life that He’s designed, a life more rewarding than you ever imagined.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for all of the times You’ve shown me such great mercy, protecting me from accidents and delivering me from mistakes I’ve made. I surrender my will to You, and I believe that You are leading me forward into the life that You designed for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”