Words of Hope and Inspiration with Joel and Victoria Osteen

Words of Hope and Inspiration with Joel and Victoria Osteen


When You Call Upon Him

posted by agreyson

Joel OsteenVictoria 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 are two calls that we will always take without exception. I could be in the middle of an important meeting; I could have a thousand things left on my schedule, but when these two people call, no matter what I’m doing or who I’m with, I’m going to step aside and take that call. That’s our two children, Jonathan and Alexandra. They have 24-hour access. When they call, no matter what, I’m going to respond.

That’s the way God is with His children. When you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you become a part of God’s family. He literally adopts you as His very own. You can call on your heavenly Father anytime, and He will always be there to take your call. He won’t put you on hold. You won’t get a recording. You won’t be transferred to a call center overseas. As God’s child, you have a direct hotline to heaven. You have direct access. He will always stop what He is doing and be right there to take your call.

I hear people say, “Well, Joel, since you’re closer to God, would you pray for me and talk to God for me?” I appreciate their respect, but the truth is if you’ve accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then you’re just as much a child of God as I am. You don’t have to go through a third party. Of course, I would love to pray for you, but you don’t have to come through me, or your priest, or your bishop or another saint who’s already in heaven. You can go directly to God for yourself. Because of the blood of Jesus, you’ve got a direct hotline to heaven, and God will always take your call!

When my children call me during the day, and I see their name come up on the caller ID, something on the inside of me comes alive. I smile before I even talk. They bring joy to my spirit. In the same way, when you call on God, you bring a smile to His face. He says, “Wow! That’s My son. That’s My daughter. I can’t wait to talk to them!”

God longs to hear from you and He wants you to know Him as Father. That’s why when Jesus taught us how to pray in the Lord’s Prayer, He didn’t say, “Start it off by saying, ‘Oh, great, holy, majestic, Creator of the universe.'” He is all that, but Jesus said, “When you pray, address God like this, ‘Our Father….'” He wanted us to see God as our personal, loving Father, someone who is right there close to us, listening to what we have to say and guiding us through life.

Today, remember, when you call on Father God, He hears you. He is listening. He is waiting for you and expecting you, so be bold and call upon His name today!



Advertisement
Comments Post the First Comment »
post a comment

Comments are closed.



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 »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.