Today Sunday Joel Osteen Devotional 6th December 2020 – Zip It
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Today’s Scripture: Jeremiah 1:6–7, NIV
“Alas, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.'”
Today’s Word On Sunday Joel Osteen Devotional 6th December 2020
When God gave Jeremiah a promise that he would become a great prophet to the nations, the first thing He did was to stop Jeremiah’s negative words. Why did God do that? Because He knew that if Jeremiah went around saying, “I’m not qualified. I don’t have what it takes,” he would become exactly what he was saying. So God said in effect, “Jeremiah, zip it up. You may think it, but don’t speak it out.” When Jeremiah changed what he was saying, he became a great prophet.
In the same way, God has called every one of us to do something great, but it’s easy to acquiesce as Jeremiah did and say, “I can’t do that. I’m too young. I’m too old. I’ve made too many mistakes. I don’t have the education or the experience.” We can all make excuses, but God is saying, “Stop saying that.” Don’t curse your future. Those negative words can keep you from God’s best.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your calling upon my life. Help me to not just zip my lips when I have negative thoughts, but help me use my words to declare victory. I believe that as I speak words of faith out loud, then I will see You release Your promises in my life. 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.
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