by Joel Osteen
"If you believe, you will receive…" (Matthew 21:22, NIV).
All through the Bible, there are so many promises
of what God has already done for us. It says in Ephesians that “God has blessed
us with every spiritual blessing.” It says in Colossians that “God has made us
worthy.” There is mercy for any mistake we will ever make. It’s already been
taken care of. He paid the ultimate price through the death, burial and
resurrection of His Son, Jesus. He’s done His part. Now it’s up to us to do our
part. We have to start believing it so we can receive.
In the natural, when someone gives you a gift, what’s the first thing you usually say? “Thank you.” When you give thanks, it’s a sign that you are receiving the gift. Today, start receiving what God has given you by saying, “Father, thank You for Your mercy. Thank You for supplying all of my needs. Thank You for Your goodness in my life.”
As you learn to give Him thanks, you are learning to receive from Him. Open your heart by faith today and thank Him for all the blessings He has prepared for you!
Father God, I come to You today giving You thanks and praise for Your faithfulness in my life. I choose to receive Your Word which is life and strength to my soul. Help me to keep my heart focused on You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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