The theme of today’s Joel Osteen daily devotional September 14 2023 is ”From Running Out to Running Over ”
With a severe drought in the land, no income, no savings, and no food, a widow was preparing a last meal for herself and her son before their anticipated death when the prophet Elijah arrived and asked her for some bread. Based on God’s promise in today’s Scripture, she took a step of faith and made him bread from what little flour she had left. From that day forward, for three and a half years, the oil never ran out and the flour container was never empty. She had supernatural provision. She went from running out to running over.
Every time God asks you to do a hard thing, that means there’s a big blessing coming. The obedience requires your trust, courage, and faith. Thoughts will tell you, “What good will that do?” You have to fight off the doubt and negative thoughts. But when you choose to obey, when you do the right thing when it’s hard, you’re setting yourself up for God to show out in your life, to see supernatural favor, supernatural healing, supernatural provision.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for being the God of infinite grace and favor who always exceeds my greatest expectations. Thank You that as I give freely of myself, You will bless me to the point of overflowing in every area of my life. I believe that it will be beyond what I have faith for. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”