Joel Osteen Devotional 4th January 2023, Wednesday Today’s Word with Joel & Victoria Osteen
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TOPIC: Keep on Walking
Luke 17:14, NCV – When Jesus saw the men, he said, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ As the ten men were going, they were healed.
Joel Osteen Devotional 4 January 2023 TODAY’S WORD
In Luke 17, Jesus was met by ten lepers who began to shout, “Jesus, have mercy on us!” Jesus could have spoken a word and healed them, but instead He said, “Go show yourselves to the priests,” which didn’t make sense. They could have thought, “Once we’re healed, we’ll go to the priests.” But faith says you have to believe it and act on it before you see it.
I can imagine that the lepers started walking what could have been several miles to the priests and in the first couple of hours didn’t see any change. Thoughts said, “Go home. You’re wasting your time.” But they kept walking even though there was no sign of healing. Finally, one of them looked at his skin and said, “It’s getting better!” Another began to move his hand and said, “My fingers are working!” The Scripture says, “As they went, they were healed.” If they had waited for things to change, they wouldn’t have seen the healing. Many times, the miracle is in the process of obedience to Jesus’ word.
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for the promises You have put in my heart that haven’t happened yet. Thank You that I can keep walking in obedience to Your Word and not be distracted by what I don’t see. I’m going to keep praising, keep thanking, and I know that what I’m believing for is on the way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Joel Osteen Devotional 4th January 2023 Message | Today’s Word. Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen has been called the “most popular preacher on the planet” and is often listed as one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.
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