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Today’s Word With Joel & Victoria Osteen – When Weeds Spring Up

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“Jesus told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.'”
Matthew 13:24-25, NIV

TODAY’S WORD:

Jesus is telling a parable in Matthew 13 about a man who went out to his field and planted wheat in the ground. He sowed good seed. This represents that he was doing the right thing, honoring God with his life, and being good to others. But while he slept, an enemy came in and planted weeds. The man didn’t know what had happened. He was expecting to have a great harvest; after all, he did all the right things. But the weeds sprang up among his wheat.

Sometimes, things happen in life. Weeds spring up that we didn’t have anything to do with. The key is to keep the right attitude and stay focused on the goodness of God. When these unexpected challenges happen, we can say, “It’s just another weed. I didn’t sow it. I don’t have to reap it.” Then we can keep the door open for God to move on our behalf.

Today, don’t let the weeds take root. Don’t let discouragement creep in. Instead, lift up your eyes of faith to what your Father God can do for you. Keep believing, keep praying and keep hoping because your harvest is on the way!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

“Father, thank You for the truth of Your Word which sets me free. Help me to keep my heart and mind focused on You. Give me Your peace as I uproot the weeds and focus on the harvest that You have for my future in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Today’s Word With Joel & Victoria Osteen – Freely Give

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“…Freely you have received, freely give.”
Matthew 10:8 NKJV

TODAY’S WORD:

Every command God gives us in His Word is for our good. He is a good God, and He works all things together for our good because He loves us. He wants to bless us, multiply us and fill us with His exceeding joy and peace, but we have to do our part. We have to obey His commands in order to set the blessing into motion.

One of the best ways to see the blessing of God operating in your life is by sowing a seed of your time, abilities or resources. Proverbs says that those who scatter seed generously reap even more. That’s because when you give, God promises that it will come back to you in abundance – pressed down, shaken together and running over. But, you have to freely receive in order to have something to give.

Remember, giving is tied to receiving. Victoria and I have found that the more we freely receive from God, the more we desire to freely give to others. Today, I encourage you to keep your heart and mind open to what God has for you. Look for ways to sow seeds. Freely give and set the blessing in motion in your life today!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

“Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life. I choose to honor Your Word by freely giving to others. Help me to find creative ways to give the way You have given to me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Our Father In Heaven (Matthew 6:9)

“Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” (Matthew 6:9 ESV)

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Today’s Word With Joel & Victoria Osteen – True Success

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“…Freely you have received; freely give.”
Matthew 10:8, NIV

TODAY’S WORD:

There are a lot of people who are successful in this world. They’ve accomplished their goals in the public eye. But being successful isn’t just about what you make happen for yourself, it’s about what you make happen for others. It’s when you realize, “God has blessed me not to just sit on my throne and let everybody see my accomplishments; God has blessed me to be a blessing to others. God has helped me to win so I can help somebody else win.” In other words, it’s when you realize, “God helped me overcome this addiction, now I’m going to find somebody and help them overcome.” Or, “God has blessed me with a happy family. I’m going to go find a family who is struggling and help them get back on track.” That’s what being successful is really all about.

Today, look for ways to help others succeed. Reach back and give freely of the talents and abilities you’ve been given. As you do, you’ll rise up higher and live in the fullness of the blessing God has prepared for you!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

“Father, thank You for giving me so much. Thank You for blessing me with talents and abilities and the desire to bless others. Show me ways to reach out and help others move forward and be successful so we can all rise higher together in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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I Will Give You Rest (Matthew 11:28)

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 KJV

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Blood Of The Covenant (Matthew 26:28)

“for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:28 ESV)

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Hosanna In The Highest! (Matthew 21:9)

“And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” (Matthew 21:9 ESV)

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Today’s Word With Joel & Victoria Osteen – Strength Under Control

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
Matthew 5:5, NKJV

TODAY’S WORD:

When most people hear that word “meek,” they think of a weak, shy, reserved or timid person who lets everybody run all over them. But that’s not at all what it means to be meek. Meekness is not weakness; it’s strength under control. Meekness is like a wild horse that has been tamed. He’s just as strong, just as powerful, has just as much speed as before; but now that strength is under control. You can walk up to that horse, pet him, lead him around, and ride him. But don’t be fooled. He has the same power and tenacity as before; he’s just learned how to control it.

When you’re a meek person, you don’t have to go around trying to straighten everybody out. You don’t respond to every critic. People may be talking about you, but you don’t let it bother you. You may have the power to do something about it, but you realize your time is too valuable. You don’t fall for every distraction. Instead, you keep your focus on what God has called you to do. You keep your strength and power under control so that you choose to stay in peace and move forward in the victory the Lord has in store for you.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father in heaven, thank You for the blessing of meekness. I choose today to be a person of self-control. Help me to know when to speak and when to listen, when to respond and when to hold back, so that I can honor You all the days of my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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Raised On The Third Day (Matthew 20:18-19)

“See, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.” (Matthew 20:18-19 ESV)

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Today’s Word With Joel & Victoria Osteen – Celebrate New Beginnings!

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.”
Matthew 28:6, NIV

TODAY’S WORD:

Jesus is Risen! That’s what we celebrate today and everyday! The cross is bare and the tomb is empty. His victory over sin and death provides each of us the opportunity to start over—to make a fresh, new beginning.

As Christians, we believe in new beginnings. Jesus gave us unconditional love and unlimited possibilities. He doesn’t care what you’ve done in the past; He cares only about your future.

We hope that during this Easter season you find your way to a group of caring people, dedicated to worshiping the risen Lord, reaching the lost, praying for your needs and helping you discover God’s perfect plan for your life.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord, I ask that you refresh my soul this Easter. I want Jesus to come alive in my heart to resurrect my hopes and dreams and lead me to the new beginning that is Your gift to me. Thank You for delivering me from sin.

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He Is Risen! (Matthew 28:6)

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Matthew 28:6 KJV

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To Serve Others (Matthew 20:28)

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Matthew 20:28 KJV

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