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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Switch Over - Joel Osteen Ministries daily devotion 9 August Wednesday
"Though the fig tree may not
blossom, nor fruit be on the vines…yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I
will joy in the God of my salvation." (Habakkuk 3:17-18, NKJV)
all face challenges and obstacles in this life. We all have dreams in
our hearts, and at times, it looks like they’re not going to come to
pass. During these difficult seasons, we have a choice. We can get
negative and discouraged and talk about how things are not going to work
out, or we can switch over into praise and thanksgiving which opens the
door for God to move on our behalf.
lot of times people think, “I’ll have a good attitude as soon as I get
over this health issue.” “Joel, I’ll give God praise when I get through
these tough times.” But that’s not how faith works. As long as we’re
negative, discouraged and focused on our problems, it limits what God
can do. You’ve got to give God praise first, and then the breakthrough
will come. You’ve got to change your focus first, and then things will
change in your favor. Praise always precedes the victory.
if you’ve been dwelling on the wrong things and focusing in the wrong
direction, switch over into praise and thanksgiving. Begin to declare
that God is good. Declare that He is faithful. Declare His praises and
open the door to victory in every area of your life!
A Prayer for Today
God, today I humbly come before You, lifting You up and magnifying Your
Holy Name. Thank You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life. I
bless You and honor You for Your goodness in Jesus’ name. Amen!"