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Words of Hope and Inspiration with Joel and Victoria Osteen

So often, it’s easy to turn to God in the midst of our difficulty. We invite Him into our brokenness. We want Him to be in the center of our financial difficulty or hurting relationship. But how often do we invite Him into our good times? Do we invite Him into the conversation at the water cooler at work? Do we want Him to be in the center of our entertainment?

We can’t just invite Jesus into some things and shut the door on Him in other areas of our lives. He wants to be at the center of it all. In fact, scripture tells us in Revelation that He stands at the door of our hearts and knocks. That scripture isn’t talking to unbelievers; that scripture is talking to the church. He wants to come in to every part of our being, and when you truly understand what it means to be flooded with Christ, you’ll want Him to be the center of it all, too! See, when Jesus sits in the middle of it all, there’s power, strength, ability and provision. There’s joy, peace and confidence that comes from your connection with Him. And just because you believe doesn’t mean there won’t be a time of testing; but when He is the center of it all, you are going to be well equipped for anything you may face in this life!

Today, let’s re-examine any areas of our lives where we may have closed the door of our hearts to Jesus. He’s not looking for us to be perfect; He’s looking for us to be yielded. Let’s shift our thinking and say, “Jesus, come on in to this situation. I know if You help me, I’ll make it through. I know You’ll make me stronger. I know You’ll direct my steps into the good things You have prepared for me.”

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20, NIV)

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