Joel Osteen 12th February 2024 Daily Devotional
Joel Osteen Devotional 12th February 2024 – Today’s Word with Joel & Victoria Osteen. Read Monday Daily Devotional Message by Joel Osteen.
Then he said to his servant, “Go and look out toward the sea.” The servant went and looked, then returned to Elijah and said, “I didn’t see anything.” Seven times Elijah told him to go and look. Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, “I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.”
1 Kings 18:43–44, NLT
After the prophet Elijah declared to King Ahab that rain was coming to end over three years of drought, he sent his assistant to look for the coming rain seven times. It’s significant that Elijah’s assistant, someone close to him, kept bringing him the news: “There are no clouds.” He didn’t mean to be negative; he was just reporting the facts. But sometimes the people closest to you will try to talk you out of what God put in your heart. They may mean well, but they didn’t hear what God spoke to you. They’ll keep telling you what they see. “Do you still think you’re going to get well? Do you think you’re going to have a bountiful year in this economy? Do you think you can find an affordable house in this sellers’ market?” You can’t let their negative comments and doubt drown out what you know God has spoken to you. They’re looking at it in the natural, but we serve a supernatural God. Don’t give up now. Where God is taking you is going to take unshakeable faith.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for every promise and every dream that You’ve put in my heart. For the ones that seem impossible and the ones I’ve given up on, I’m going to look again. I believe that You are working behind the scenes and that little cloud is starting to form. 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.