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Pastor Joel Osteen Daily Devotional December 18 2023.

    The theme for today’s Joel Osteen Ministries’ Daily devotional by Pastor Joel Osteen is ”Happiness Is a Choice 

    SCRIPTURE: James 1:2–3, TLB Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. 

    When we wake up in the morning, we get to choose how we’re going to live that day. We can choose to live in faith, happy, expecting favor. Or we can choose to live discouraged, defeated, focused on our difficulties. Happiness doesn’t happen automatically; it’s a choice we have to make. The first thing in the morning you have to make the decision: “I’m going to live this day happy. I’m going to see the good, be grateful, love my family, and enjoy this day.” You can’t allow negative circumstances decide for you and cause you to choose to live discouraged and have a lousy day.

    Psalm 39 says, “Joy comes in the morning.” Every morning God sends you a fresh supply of joy. You can dismiss it and think, “This is not for me. I have too much coming against me.” Or you can receive it and say, “Things may not be perfect in my life, but I know God is on the throne, and His plans for me are for good, so I’m going to enjoy this day.”

    Prayer for Today

    “Father, thank You that no matter what difficulties I face, I don’t have to live unhappy, discouraged, and defeated. Thank You that I can choose to live in faith, to be happy, and to enjoy this day. I believe and receive the fresh supply of joy that You have for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” 

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