Joel Osteen 31st January 2024 Daily Devotional
Joel Osteen Devotional 31st January 2024 – Today’s Word with Joel & Victoria Osteen. Read Wednesday Daily Devotional Message by Joel Osteen.
…whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things. – Philippians 4:8, AMP
In today’s Scripture, it’s significant that the apostle Paul used the word “if.” “If there is any excellence.” He was saying you have to look for the good in your spouse, your children, your workplace, and in that difficulty you’re facing. It’s so easy to focus on all the flaws in our loved ones and on the discouraging things we face. How many times on our daily journey are we not recognizing what God is doing and what He has given us. We’re so caught up in the stress of the day that we don’t see how God is sustaining us, favoring us, guiding us. You have to look past all the wrongs and see the good things in your life and be grateful.
Don’t take for granted the people God has given you to love. They may not be perfect, but none of us are. Some people would love to have a spouse, to have children, to have a workplace, to have a home. What we often see as common is really uncommon. What we think is ordinary is really extraordinary.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your goodness that surrounds me, that is sustaining and favoring me. Help me to look for and recognize the uncommon, to appreciate the people You’ve given me to love and enjoy. Open my eyes to the extraordinary and to find joy in my journey. 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.