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Friday, January 6, 2017

What Pleases God - Joel Osteen Ministries daily devotional 5 January Friday

Today’s Scripture
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
(Hebrews 11:6, NIV)
What Pleases God
Do you know what pleases God? He’s not impressed by how much knowledge we have. He isn’t influenced by how many possessions we own. He’s not moved by our accomplishments; He is moved simply by our faith in Him.
Faith is a gift. It’s not something that has to be contrived or worked up. The scripture tells us that everyone has been given a measure of faith. It also says that faith grows as we hear the Word of God. That’s why it’s so important to be a part of a Bible-based church where the Word of God is being taught. It’s why we need to make time every day to read and study His Word. That’s how you feed your faith. The more you know His Word, the more you understand that He is good, and He rewards those who seek after Him.
Today, take time to feed your faith. Meditate on His Word and ask Him to shine His truth in your heart. Trust that He is good and has good things in store for your future!
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for giving me the gift of faith so that I can please You. As I seek You and study Your Word, illuminate my heart with Your truth. Transform me into Your image and let everything I do bring glory to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
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