Joel Osteen 20th January 2024 Daily Devotional
Joel Osteen Devotional 20th January 2024 – Today’s Word with Joel & Victoria Osteen. Read Saturday Daily Devotional Message by Joel Osteen.
Topic: Receive When You Believe
Mark 11:24, NIV – “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
We all have things we’re believing for—that one day we’re going to get well, one day we’re going to break an addiction, or one day we’re going to meet the right person. We prayed, and we’re standing in faith, waiting for it to happen. But Jesus gives us an important principle about prayer: “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” He didn’t say, “Believe that it’s going to happen in a week or a month.” He says to believe that right when you prayed, you received; that things changed in your favor and God set the miracle into motion.
If you’re facing an illness, that means saying, “God, I’m asking You to heal my body, and I receive my healing right now.” How can you believe that you’re healed when you don’t feel any different? This is what faith is all about. When there’s no evidence, when the medical report hasn’t improved, when there’s no sign of things getting better, your report is: “I am healed. I am healthy.”
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for all the promises You’ve given to me in Your Word. Thank You that I don’t have to worry about if or how You’re going to make them happen when I don’t see things changing. I will believe and receive first and declare that answers are on the way. 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.