The theme for today’s Joel Osteen Ministries’ Daily devotional by Pastor Joel Osteen is ”By Faith ”
In Joshua 2 is the story of how, by an act of faith, the prostitute Rahab hid the Israelite spies in the city of Jericho. Imagine one of those spies telling her, “What you’ve just done is going to make such an impact that thousands of years from now people are going to be talking about you. You’re going to marry an Israelite and one day be in the family line of Jesus Christ. And you will be listed in the Bible among the heroes of the faith.” She would have said, “You have the wrong person. Don’t you see the way I’ve lived?” Rahab had no idea of what God was going to do through her life.
God doesn’t judge or write people off the way people do. If you only knew how God sees you. He calls you a masterpiece. He put royal blood in your veins. He’s crowned you with favor. Nothing you’ve done has lessened your value or made Him love you any less. He’s leading you to an amazing future, to something better than you’ve imagined.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You see me as a masterpiece of Yours and that You’ve crowned me with favor. Thank You that when others try to discount me and write me off that You have already counted and written me in. I believe that You are leading me into an amazing future. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”