The theme for today’s Pastor Joel Osteen Daily Devotional October 21 2023 is ”Seek First“
We need to see keeping God first place as the vital necessity to a blessed, fulfilled life. In today’s Scripture, Jesus gives the key: Seek first His kingdom. In other words, don’t seek blessings; seek the Blessor. Don’t be consumed by things. Don’t chase after money, fame, fortune, bigger this, bigger that. Chase after God. If you will seek the Blessor, He promises all these other things will be added to you. Not a few things; “all these things.” God is a God of abundance. When you keep Him first place, you won’t be able to contain all the good things He will bring across your path.
If we’re going to keep God first place, there’s no substitute for spending time with Him. You have to realize that taking time to invest in your spiritual well-being is as vital a necessity as eating for your physical well-being. Get alone with God at the beginning of your day to pray and read His Word. If you diligently seek Him, your life will be filled with His presence and blessings.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I can come to You by faith, knowing that as I seek You and Your kingdom and righteousness You will provide everything I need. Thank You for the blessings and favor that are mine as I keep You first place in my life. I believe that I will lack no good thing. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”