The theme for today’s daily devotionals by Joel Osteen is ”Remember Who You Are ” and it contains a message specifically designed to strengthen your faith to by reminding you that you are the child of your father, the most High God.
God told the prophet Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh and tell them to repent, but he disobeyed. He ended up at sea in the middle of a huge storm, was thrown overboard, then was swallowed by a big fish. Even when we make mistakes, even when we bring trouble on ourselves, God is merciful to provide a way of escape. Jonah was dying inside that fish when Scripture says he remembered the Lord. He was saying, in effect, “I was just about done when I remembered who I am.” He started thanking God in a situation that looked impossible, and God caused the fish to spit him up on dry ground and gave him a second chance.
You may have made mistakes, but that’s not who you are, that’s what you did. You are still a child of the Most High. You are forgiven, redeemed, restored, called, equipped, chosen, and anointed. Nothing you’ve done has changed who you are. Trust Him, and He will get you to where you’re supposed to be.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that when I make a mistake and bring trouble upon myself, You cover me with mercy and give me second chances. Help me to remember You and that I am still Your child when I mess up. I believe You will get me to where I’m supposed to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Credit : Joel Osteen Ministries