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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Winning the Respect of Others - Joel Osteen Ministries daily devotional 12 February Friday
“So that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders...” (1 Thessalonians 4:12, NIV)
Winning the Respect of Others
others look at your life, what do they see? Does your daily life win
the respect of others? As believers, we are Christ’s representatives in
the earth. We are called to a higher standard. The way we live our lives
should bring glory to God the Father.
this verse doesn’t say, “Go out of your way to do something major so
that everyone will notice and respect you.” It doesn’t say, “Win a gold
medal or Pulitzer prize so that people will glorify your Father in
heaven.” No, it says that your daily life should win the respect of
others. That simply means always taking the high road and living a life
of excellence. It means doing the right thing even when no one is
looking. It means finding common ground in order to be a peacemaker. It
means living with an attitude of faith and thanksgiving.
you will become like those you spend the most time with. If you are
committed to spending time with God the Father every day, you’ll develop
His character. You’ll win the respect of outsiders and bring glory to
Him all the days of your life!
A Prayer for Today
I dedicate every area of my mind, will and emotions to You. Help me to
live my daily life as an example of Your goodness. Teach me to love
others and win their respect so I can bring glory to You in everything I
do in Jesus’ name. Amen.”