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Words of Hope and Inspiration with Joel and Victoria Osteen

Words of Hope and Inspiration with Joel and Victoria Osteen

January 2012 Archives

Release The Blessing

posted by joel

A while back, I heard a story about a young girl in the second grade who had a cleft lip. It made her lip a little bit crooked, and her smile was somewhat awkward. Because she was different from the […]

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Let Those Doors Close

posted by joel

Years ago, I walked into a government building. There were two sets of double doors about 15 feet apart. They were both automatic doors. In order for the second set of doors to open, you had to let the first […]

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He’ll Turn Things Around

posted by joel

A couple of years ago, I was at an amusement park with our two children. We were waiting in a very long line for a popular ride. At first, it was a single-file line, but when we got closer to […]

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Just Keep Singing

posted by joel

A while back, I heard an amazing story about a five-year-old boy named Michael. His mother found out that she was pregnant with a little girl and Michael was so excited. He could not wait to see his baby sister! […]

Don’t Give Away Your Power!

posted by victoriaosteen

Have you ever thought about how much energy it takes to be bitter or hold a grudge? We only have a certain amount of energy for each day. If we use it for the wrong purpose, if we focus on […]

The Rest of the Story

posted by victoriaosteen

I have a friend who has a great husband and three beautiful children. She is a wonderful wife and mother who is always investing in family and doing things for them. However, she told me that she always feels so […]

What’s Growing in Your Heart?

posted by victoriaosteen

Scripture tells us that the Word of God is a seed that, when planted in our hearts, flourishes into the harvest of blessing God has prepared for us. But if we are going to experience all that God has for […]

Do You Need A Pill Or A Joke?

posted by joel

“The opposite of play isn’t work; it’s depression,” says Dr. Stuart Brown, Psychiatrist and founder of the National Institute of Play. He became interested in the effects of laughter and play on people’s lives back in 1966 when the Governor […]

Whose Business Are You In?

posted by joel

In my book, Every Day a Friday, I talk about simple, practical changes that you can make in your day-to-day living so that you can set yourself up to really enjoy every single day the way God intends. One of […]

The Gift of Goodbye!

posted by joel

All of us, at times, will have people who leave our lives for one reason or another. Beyond your family and the commitment of marriage, there are some relationships that are meant for just a season. It may be something […]

You Need One Thing…

posted by victoriaosteen

In Luke 10, it talks about Jesus going to the house of two sisters. Both acted very differently when He arrived. Mary chose to just sit at His feet and soak in every word He was saying. Martha chose to […]

Tap Into More!

posted by victoriaosteen

You may not always see it, but God has equipped you with everything you need to accomplish your dreams and fulfill your purpose in this life. Sometimes He gives what you need in seed form. When you step out and […]

Wear It Well

posted by victoriaosteen

The other day, I was reading in Ephesians 6 about how God has given us everything we need to live in victory in this life. He’s given us the authority of His name, He’s given us the power in His […]

The Men Who Knew Too Much

posted by joel

One time, Jesus was on the beach and saw a group of fishermen putting away their empty fishing nets. They had been out all night. Jesus walked over to them and asked if He could borrow their boat so He […]

What God Has Blessed

posted by agreyson

The Old Testament talks about how the king of Moab wanted to curse the Israelites. So he sent word to the prophet Balaam asking him to come to his city. The Israelites were about to come through where the Moabites […]

When Things Seem Out of Control

posted by agreyson

Everyone has days when they feel like things aren’t going the way they planned. We all have times when we feel like we don’t measure up, or we can’t meet the demands of the day, or things just seem out […]

Drive Heaviness Away!

posted by agreyson

Oftentimes, heaviness starts out as a little care or concern. What begins as a small burden grows and grows. We start to take on responsibilities that aren’t ours. We start thinking we have to keep everyone around us happy. We […]

When You Call Upon Him

posted by agreyson

Victoria and I get a lot of phone calls during the day here at the ministry, and unfortunately, we don’t have time to take most of them. Our staff is well able to handle most issues for us, but there […]

The Same as Jesus

posted by agreyson

As followers of Jesus, scripture says that we should reflect His character and likeness and follow His example. Now, that may sound like a pretty tall order; after all, Jesus was the Son of God. But remember, when we accept […]

Previous Posts

It's Time For Some "First Times"
One time at church, I was talking to a college student. She was about to take a very important final exam. She asked, "Joel, would you pray that God will help me make a C on this test?" I kind of laughed and said, "Why wouldn't we want to pray that God would help you make an A?" She said, "Oh, all I

posted 8:57:13am Aug. 20, 2012 | read full post »

Standing In The Place of Power
We all have times when things come against us. Times when we feel cheated, mistreated, wronged or taken advantage of. Maybe you're facing a difficulty today and you're not exactly sure how to handle it. If we look to the Word, we see that Jesus set a powerful example for us to follow. Here He was

posted 8:51:40am Aug. 17, 2012 | read full post »

What To Wear Today
If you're like me, when you wake up in the morning, you start thinking about your day—where you'll be going, who you'll be seeing, and what the weather will be like. Then you go to your closet and choose something to wear that will work for all those different scenarios. But there's one thing that

posted 8:48:46am Aug. 15, 2012 | read full post »

Stay On Winning Side
Right before Jesus was arrested and taken to the cross, He had a conversation with one of his disciples, Peter. He said, "Peter, you are going to deny me three times tonight." But Peter loved Jesus and refused to believe it, "No way! I would never deny You. I'll stand by You 'til the end!" Sure enou

posted 8:46:54am Aug. 13, 2012 | read full post »

Thank God For Generational Blessings
We can all look back through our family lines and see how our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and others in our family history have affected our lives. Sometimes people see negative things that have been passed down, but the blessing of God is passed down as well. In fact, Exodus 20:6 says

posted 8:37:39am Aug. 13, 2012 | read full post »

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