It’s all very simple. God is love. He is love’s origin, example, and architect. I love because he loved me first. I know how to love because he has demonstrated it. I can love because he made me in his likeness and to share his character. He is the fountain, the motivation, and the pinnacle of love. I love because He does, first, last, and always.
Prayer for Today…
God of comfort, than you for comforting me with your love. Just as a child learns from parents how to do so many things, I want to learn to love as you do: sacrificially, selflessly, and submissively so that others may know that they do not have to earn your love, only to receive it. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Devotional provided by Heartlight. February 24, 2014
“In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” – Romans 8:37
I actually received this daily devotional yesterday from Joel and Victoria Osteen, and thought I’d share. Most of us have been in a place where we felt like giving up, throwing in the towel, or hiding under a rock. It’s important to remember “We are More Than Conquerors“! Note, the scripture says, More Than Conquerors. You are one, who does More Than overcome, More Than take possession by force. You are one who can do More Than defeat your enemy and prevail! This isn’t made up….this is what God has already called you to be! You are NOT defeated! You are More Than A Conqueror!
In scripture, Paul went through hard times. How did he come through? He wasn’t complaining, living in self-pity or despair. No, he shook off that defeated mindset and chose to have a vision of victory. This is what we have to do, too!
Remember, you’re not a weakling. You’re not lacking. The most powerful force in the universe is breathing in your direction. Every morning you need to remind yourself, “I am ready for and equal to anything that comes my way. I am full of can-do power.”
Listen, that sickness is no match for you. That relationship issue is not going to keep you from your destiny. The loss of that loved one did not stop God’s plan for your life. Don’t let it overwhelm you. You can handle it. You’ve been armed with strength! Keep a victor’s mentality because a victor’s mentality becomes a victor’s reality!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for the victory that overcomes the world — faith in Jesus Christ. Today I choose to trust You. I stand on Your promises and choose to live with a victor’s mentality in Jesus’ name! Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria. 2.18.14
And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” (NIV) ( Isaiah 6:3 )
Today is a day of remembering our blessings and giving thanks for all we have. If you have a hard time thinking of blessings in this world, there are many around you. God’s unending love for you and another day on this earth are but a few of our blessings. Don’t forget that we need to give praise and glory to God for all we are blessed with. He is the ultimate source.