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Words of Hope and Inspiration with Joel and Victoria Osteen

Words of Hope and Inspiration with Joel and Victoria Osteen

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It’s Time For Some “First Times”

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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 […]

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Standing In The Place of Power

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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 […]

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What To Wear Today

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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 […]

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Stay On Winning Side

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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 […]

Lean Into Him

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Have you ever been in a crowded, noisy room trying to have a conversation with someone? If you can’t hear what they are saying, what do you do? Most likely, you lean in just a little bit closer so you […]

The Center Of It All

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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 […]

Make Room In Your Thinking

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Have you ever looked at your life and felt stuck in your circumstances? So many people are living narrow, limited lives, and they don’t even realize it! They think things like, That’s it. That’s all there is. There aren’t any […]

Reaching New Levels

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God wants us to be constantly growing, rising to new levels, and reaching higher heights in this life. He wants us to flourish and excel at whatever we set our hand to. But so many people stay right where they […]

Lessons From A Crooked Floor

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When things don’t go as planned, most people automatically try to figure out why. Of course, it’s good to evaluate yourself and look for ways to do better next time, but you have to be careful. It’s easy to get […]

Don’t Fall For It

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Have you ever heard about how hunters used to trap monkeys? The hunters would fill a large barrel with bananas and then cut a small hole in the side of it just barely big enough for the monkey to get […]

Do What He Did!!!

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When Jesus walked on earth, He was on a mission from Almighty God. His mission was to pave the way for us to live in eternity with Him. Not only did He show us the way to everlasting life, He […]

Keep Investing

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The most rewarding relationships are built and proven over time. They take effort, investment and self-sacrifice. But sadly, when it comes to facing challenges in relationships, our culture today makes it easy to focus on the short term, seeking self-gratification […]

Paralyze Your Enemy

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This month in America, we celebrated Independence Day on July 4th, which marks the birth of our freedom as a nation. The question today is, how often do you celebrate your true freedom—your spiritual freedom? Scripture tells us that it is […]

Balance and Contentment

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When you think of the word contentment, what does it mean to you? Are you content in this life? Are you content in all circumstances? Some people get confused about the concept of contentment because they think it means they […]

Let Your Love Show

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I heard about a woman who said to her husband one day, “Honey, do you really love me?” He looked at her strangely and said, “Why would you ask me that? I told you that I loved you the day […]

Do What He Did!

posted by victoriaosteen

When Jesus walked on earth, He was on a mission from Almighty God. His mission was to pave the way for us to live in eternity with Him. Not only did He show us the way to everlasting life, He […]

Put Your Bags Down and Rest

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A while back, we were traveling to one of our Night of Hope events, and we had to take a connecting flight in order to reach our destination. When we arrived at the airport between flights, we didn’t have much […]

The Confidence Factor

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Oftentimes, as soon as we make the decision to step out in faith and obey God, the enemy comes at us with a load of fear trying to intimidate us, and ultimately, stop us. It starts with thoughts like, What […]

Honoring The Heart of A Mother

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I love what the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, a young man who had great courage and confidence. In Second Timothy three he wrote, “Timothy, I can see the faith of your mother Eunice and your grandmother Lois in you.” […]

Yours For The Taking

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When my kids come home from school or from visiting one of their friend’s houses, most times, the first thing they do is head for the fridge. They don’t ask me if it’s okay to get a drink. They don’t […]

Open Your Box

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A couple of months ago, I was celebrating my birthday out of the country with my family, and we invited some friends to join us for dinner. At dinner, one of my dear friends gave me the most gorgeous, handmade […]

Have You Changed Your Filter Lately?

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Here in the South, it stays pretty warm almost year round. I can’t think of one indoor place in Houston that doesn’t have air-conditioning. I know up in the North it’s a different story, but around here, we are thankful […]

He Orders Your Steps

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Have you ever found yourself thinking, “God, I’m doing everything right. I’m following your voice, obeying your commands, and showing kindness to people, yet, why am I the one missing out?” That’s when you have to remember that oftentimes, the […]

He’ll Show You The Way

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When I look back over my life, I can see where I’ve missed out on some God-given opportunities. Maybe you could say the same thing. If so, I want to encourage you: Don’t live in regret. Don’t let lost opportunities […]

Jump Right In

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When you woke up this morning, God gave you a gift called “today” wrapped in a twenty-four-hour period of time. We must always remember how precious this gift is because we can never get back time that has gone by. […]

Instilling Value and Showing Love

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No matter what age, everyone has a deep need to be valued and respected. When you instill value into others and show love to them, you are sowing valuable seeds of respect that will come back as a harvest of […]

Overcoming Negativity in Relationships

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We all encounter difficult people from time to time. You might even have someone that just came to mind at the mention of the word “difficult.” But have you ever thought that the person might be in your life for […]

Let Your Mind Catch Up!

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I was watching television the other day, and there was a woman who had lost a whole lot of weight. She had worked so hard and gotten really thin, but she said that when she looks in the mirror, she […]

Don’t Just Think About It, Do It!

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Scripture tells us in James 5:16 that, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” That means we have been given the power through prayer to make changes in our lives, in our homes, in our relationships and […]

Beyond Accusing Voices

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In the New Testament, there’s a story about a woman who was caught in the act of adultery. The religious leaders of the time had already condemned her in their minds, and their law said that she should be stoned. […]

DESIGNED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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Enjoy this guest blog post from our Young Adult Pastor Nick  Nilson: It’s “ironic” that at the pinnacle of the NFL’s success and influence, when its ratings are the highest, a 24-year-old quarterback named Tim Tebow would arise as what […]

Make Room

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Have you ever stepped out to pursue a dream in your heart and then became overwhelmed by it, wondering if you were equipped or qualified to pull it off? Most everyone has been there. In fact, many of the great […]

Rest Secure In His Love

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God loves you so much today. He wants to lift your burdens and bring you comfort. In Deuteronomy 33:12 it says, “Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the […]

Make Room

posted by victoriaosteen

Have you ever stepped out to pursue a dream in your heart and then became overwhelmed by it, wondering if you were equipped or qualified to pull it off? Most everyone has been there. In fact, many of the great […]

Don’t Wait

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Many people think that peace is about not arguing or being quiet, but really, it’s about so much more than that. Biblical peace is a powerful spiritual position. It’s about aligning your thoughts, attitudes and actions with God’s. It’s about […]

Actions Speak

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Everything we do produces a seed and leaves something for future generations. The Bible says, “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds” (Matthew 5:16, NIV). People may not necessarily hear your words, but they […]

When Offense Comes

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For my entire life, my family has been in the jewelry business. Over the years, I’ve learned quite a bit about gemstones and precious metals, but what has always fascinated me the most is the story of how a pearl […]

What’s Directing You?

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One afternoon I was having a late lunch with a friend at a nice restaurant. Throughout the lunch, I noticed my friend was becoming increasingly irritated with our waiter who was somewhat forgetful, inattentive and slow. My friend’s frustration was […]

Always On His Mind

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Have you ever wondered what God thinks about or what is on His mind? It says in the Psalms that God is mindful of us. That means He is constantly thinking about you and me. Think about that for a […]

You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have

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In Luke 10, the Bible talks about two sisters, Mary and Martha. Jesus went to the house of these two sisters to teach one day. Mary chose to sit at His feet and receive from His teachings while Martha chose […]

The Treasure Within

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I read a story about a man who lived in a tiny apartment and died in extreme poverty. At one point in his life, he had even been homeless, living on the streets. This man never had any successes to […]

Have More!

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So many people are walking around in this life, day in and day out, going through the motions, checking off their lists, breathing air, but they aren’t truly living the way God intends. See, God doesn’t want us to just […]

Expectations in Relationships

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A couple of years ago, I was chatting with a young man who was sharing how the ministry had really helped him recover from a terrible divorce. He was saying that he just didn’t understand what had gone wrong in […]

This One Thing I Do

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I love what Paul said in Philippians 3:13. He’s talking about moving forward with God. In this verse he basically says, “You know, I’m not perfect. I haven’t attained it all. But one thing I do—I press on.” He is […]

The Faith You Have

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God loves faith! In fact, Hebrews tells us that without faith, it is impossible to please Him. The good news is that each person has been given a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3) There’s a seed of faith deposited into […]

Stop Right There!

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So many people today are living far below what God has for them. They are missing out on the peace, joy, wholeness and freedom that is found in knowing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. As a believer in […]

Get Uncomfortable

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When was the last time you really went outside of your comfort zone to try something new? Was it something you’ve wanted to do for a long time, or perhaps a new opportunity that presented itself out of the blue? […]

Look For a Sign

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One day I was having a conversation with a friend who was encouraging me to step out and do this particular thing. Before I even thought twice about it, I blurted out, “Oh, I can’t do that!” It wasn’t because […]

Never Forget!

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When was the last time you just sat down and thought about the goodness and faithfulness of God? So often, we intend to start our days in the right direction, but then the cares of this world creep into our […]

Cast Your Cares…Because You Do Care!

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Have you ever waited so long for something that you developed an I-don’t-care attitude? Maybe the words “I don’t care” even came out of your mouth, but what is the truth deep down inside your heart? I’ve found that most […]

Don’t Give Away Your Power!

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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

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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?

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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 […]

You Need One Thing…

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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!

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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

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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 […]

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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