The theme for today’s daily devotional by Pastor Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church is ”Dare to Arise ” and it is a message highly recommended for our spiritual growth and upliftment today.
The prodigal son had taken his father’s inheritance and wasted it all on wild living. When he was finally destitute, feeding hogs, he made a decision that changed the course of his life. He was saying, “Yes, I brought this trouble on myself, but I’m not going to sit around condemned. I’m going to arise and go to my father’s house.”
You may have made poor choices. Perhaps you’re not where you thought you would be in life. The accusing voices are telling you, “You’ve blown it too badly. You’ll never reach your dreams.” No, you are one decision away from seeing God show out in your life. The plan He has for you was not cancelled because you took a detour through the hog pen. Those decisions didn’t disqualify you from His favor. All you have to do is arise, shake off the guilt, and go back to your Father. Start making decisions that honor God. Break away from things that are causing you to compromise. God has amazing things in your future if you dare to arise.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that Your mercy is bigger than my mistakes. Thank You that You are not holding my past against me. Thank You that I am forgiven. Thank You that I’m redeemed because of what Jesus did on the cross. I’m coming boldly to Your house right now. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Source: Joel Osteen Ministries website and Joel Osteen Twitter