Joel Osteen Daily Devotional 19th November 2023
Joel Osteen Daily Devotional 19th November 2023 – Today’s Word with Joel & Victoria Osteen. Read Sunday Daily Devotional Message by Joel Osteen.
TOPIC: Keep Dodging the Spears
1 Samuel 18:8, NLT – This made Saul very angry. “What’s this?” he said. “They credit David with ten thousands and me with only thousands. Next they’ll be making him their king!”
When David was alone in the fields shepherding his father’s sheep, no one criticized or opposed him. But after he killed Goliath and became an overnight hero, King Saul became so jealous of David’s success that he eventually threw a spear at him, trying to kill him. David dodged that spear but had to keep dodging spears, doing the right thing when Saul chased him through the desert.
When God’s favor is on your life and gives you more influence, small-minded people will throw spears at you that you need to keep dodging. They’ll be critical of you, say mean things about you, and treat you wrong. There will be plenty of opportunities to get baited into conflict, pick up their spears and throw them back. You have to get to the point where you’re not moved by persecution. When those spears start coming, that means you’re about to take the throne as David did. If you keep dodging the spears, overlooking the wrongs, and staying on the high road, God will take care of your Sauls.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for the favor and blessings that You have given me. Help me to remember that with the blessing comes persecution, opposition, and adversaries. I declare that I’m going to keep dodging the spears and letting You take care of my Sauls. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
About Joel Osteen
Raised in Houston, Texas, with a loving family of seven and world-renowned parents in full-time ministry, Joel Osteen never imagined that he would follow so closely in his father’s footsteps. As a young man, his training and interests were behind the scenes in television production, though he was close to his father in ministry.
“There’s no greater feeling than being able to help people rise higher and overcome something and feel better about themselves. I think that we’re all made to help others, to lift people UP.”- JOEL OSTEEN
His father always encouraged him to preach, but Joel would politely decline time and time again until one day in October 1999 when his father was admitted to the hospital with kidney complications. Joel finally agreed to preach the next Sunday, and his father passed the following week. Joel’s first sermon was the last his father ever heard. Joel and his wife, Victoria, were suddenly thrust into full-time leadership of Lakewood Church.