I was going to continue with the story of Philip and the eunuch, but received this message from a friend, and I decided to share it with all of you. It reinforces numerous posts that I have written in the past, so that’s probably why it hit home with me so deeply.
I hope that you also feel touched enough to share spiritual lessons, prayers, and passages so that I can post them here. Enjoy today’s message written by Joel and Victoria Osteen:
“Even Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
(Acts 10:38, ASV)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
The first thing Jesus did before healing, before ministering, before delivering is that He was good to people. Think about that for a moment. We all have an assignment. You could say that we all have a ministry. It may not be up in front of people. It may not be to go overseas and be a missionary. Our ministry starts by being good to people.
When goodness flows out of our hearts, it catches people’s attention. It causes them to want to know more about what we have. We can say all day long, “I love you,” but true love is seen in what we do. If I really love you, I’ll be good to you. I’ll prefer you. God said to Abraham, “I will bless you and you will be a blessing.” One key to being blessed is: are you willing to be a blessing? Are you willing to do good?
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, today I ask that You empower me to do good. Help me to love others. Use me to be a blessing and be a testimony of Your goodness so that others may come to know You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
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