Reflections from Joel: The Story of a Certain Christian
Pastor Joel Osteen, son of John Osteen, contributes a foreword to Your Words Hold a Miracle and reflects on each chapter of the book:
"A powerful step toward living at your full potential is to discover the power of your thoughts and words. As was true of my father’s “certain Christian,” many people live far below their full potential because their thinking patterns are defective. You cannot think negative thoughts and expect to live a positive life. You can’t think thoughts of failure and expect to succeed.
You have to quit dwelling on the negative. Don’t magnify your problems. Magnify your God. The bigger we make God, the smaller our problems become. Quit dwelling on what’s wrong in your life, and start dwelling on what’s right in your life. Learn to focus on your possibilities, on what you can do, on your potential. Then go out each day expecting good things."
This is an excerpt from Your Words Hold a Miracle. Copyright © 2012 by John Osteen with Joel Osteen. Reprinted by permission of Faithwords. All rights reserved