Have you ever thought to yourself that everyone around you always seems to win contests but you never do? Or that other people get preferential treatment while you don’t? Perhaps you’ve been banging your head against the wall wondering what you have to do to be as “lucky” or “fortunate”, or how about the word “blessed” as others around you. It all goes back to our thoughts, our hearts, and our words. The bible says we can have what we ask for (Matt 7:7, James 4:2), and Jesus told His disciples that he had given them same power as He (Matt 28:18-20). The bible also tells us that life and death are in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21), and that we will never fail (2 Peter 1:5-11). The activating agent for all of God’s blessings is faith. We must perceive it, receive it and activate it!
A message from Joel Osteen
“Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life…” (Psalm 23:6).
Today’s Word from Joel and Victoria
Do you know what goodness is? It’s God’s favor. In the above verse, David was saying, “Favor follows me everywhere I go.” David knew he had an advantage. He knew God would assist him. He knew he could expect preferential treatment. David had this favor mentality. All through the Psalms, he constantly talks about God’s favor. You see, something is going to follow you throughout life. If you go around thinking, “Nothing good ever happens to me. I never get any breaks.” Then you’re going to have defeat, mediocrity, and lack following you around. But if you’ll switch over into this favor mentality and say, “God’s favor gives me an advantage. God’s favor is bringing success. God’s favor is making my crooked places straight…” then you’ll have blessings chasing you down! You’ll walk in promotion! You’ll experience increase! You will be destined for success! Choose to have a favor mentality today so you can enjoy the goodness and mercy God has stored up for you!
A Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, thank you for your grace and mercy. Thank you for showing me your goodness. Thank you for showing me your favor. I accept your promises for me today and let go of every negative thought. Thank you for your peace today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.