Joel Osteen Daily Devotionals July 26 2022 :
Isaiah 31:1, TLB
Woe to those who run to Egypt for help, trusting their mighty cavalry and chariots instead of looking to the Holy One of Israel and consulting him.
It’s interesting that with all of today’s incredible technology and amazing medical advancements and procedures that one virus, such a seemingly small thing, shut down the whole world in 2020. It reminds us of just how little control we have over our world. If we put our trust in our finances, they can go down overnight. If we put our trust in our job or our career, it can suddenly change for any number of reasons. That’s why it’s so important to put your trust in God. He’s the One who doesn’t change. He’s the Source of our strength, ideas, creativity, resources, and wisdom. God is the giver of all good things. Yes, we appreciate the companies we work for and the income each week, but they are not our source. They are simply a resource that the Source is using.
God is looking for people whose hearts are turned toward Him. Make sure that you keep Him first place. You don’t have to seek the blessings; just seek Him and the blessings will seek you.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that You are constantly working, constantly showing me Your goodness with every good gift that comes into my life. Thank You that You are my Source. I will keep You first place and live today with an attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.