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Daily Direction | Joel Osteen

2020-09-28 | 🔗

Too often we try to do things in our own strength. But we weren't meant to do life alone. God has the wisdom we need to reach our full potential. When you make time to consult Him in your daily life, you're setting yourself up for victory. 

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Hide this job and dictatorial. Thanks for downloading our pod cast, we enjoy spending this time with you. I hope you'll leave and make sure you subscribe to get new messages every week. We appreciate your support and help keep the ministry going enjoy them is about bless you. It's a joy to come into your homes and if you in our area. Please stop by unviable, one of our services? I promise you will make you feel right at home. I liked to start something funny and I heard about this man that was very stingy with his money just before his death. He made his wife promise him.
That she would have him buried with fifty thousand dollars. He had saved his. Why reluctantly agreed at the funeral before they closed the cask. She snuck in this small wooden box, her for it. Said, surely you didn't just very the money? Did you know why of course I did I'm a Christian. I can't lie. She said you mean you just varied fifty thousand dollars. Wife said yes, I did. I wrote a check. Say it like you mean it. This is my bible. I am It says I am here what it says our hair- I can do what it says I can do today we'll be taught the word of God, boldly confess, mine is alert. My heart is receptive. Never be the same in Jesus name. God bless you. I want to talk to you today about daily direct
God said in psalms that he will lead us down the best path for our lives. He has the wisdom. We need the guidance, the direction, but it's not going to happen autumn. Ethically every morning we have to go to him and say show me my assignment, show me what to do. Show me where to go. Give me the words to speak, asking for wisdom for guidance that an active, so and it takes humility to say God. You know what's best for me I can't do this on my own. I need your help. When the right doors closed, doors make the path clear. The scripture says when you acknowledge God in all your ways he will direct your path, but too often we make our plans without consulting God, then we ask him to bless those plans
We wonder why to struggle. What feels like is always appeal. We have it backward we're making a move and then ass, in God? Perhaps the right way is to ask God first God. What do you want me to do? Should our date, this person, should I start this new project. Should I make this purchase if you feel piece about it then move forward, if not hold all knowing that God knows, what's best are you in the Lord's prayer Jesus prayed, give us this day, our daily brand, didn't say: are weekly Brad, our monthly bread, your luck, the church. Every Sunday know every morning you, to go to God for your daily bread. Your daily wisdom daily direction too many times we're trying to do things. Only in our own strength
our own intellect our own ability. That's going to limit ass. God can see things that you can't. He knows the right people who should in your line. He knows, The danger is where the deadlines are. God knows how to cattle Paul to into your destiny. You have an advantage. Are you taken time for daily bread. Sometimes we rushed out of the house, I'm in a hurry. I don't have to on the day get to work. I live by this principle, never meet with other people before you meet with God. If you will take time to acknowledge God, say god I need you today led me guide me beyond the right path. Not on Will your day go better, but God will keep you from making mistakes. Few years before me
dad went to be with the Lord Victorian came across a construction permit for the last full power television station here in Houston, I had spent years behind the scenes here. Like would do in the television production I was excited about being able to put this station on the air. We were bill, it from the ground we had to find a place for the tower by the programming higher the staff While it was exciting, I didn't have any experience in broadcast television. I knew a little bit about production, but this beyond my expertise. To do what I'm asking today. I would start every morning, saying god I can't do this. In my own strength, my own ability, I need your help law. Guide me to the right: people
led me down the right path. God keep me from making a mistake. What was I do in getting my daily bread daily instruction and at one point we were about to purchase the most expensive and important piece of equipment for the station. We're going to cost a couple million dollars. Our engineers had resource didn't come up with their recommended. Mission for the make and model. But a couple of days before we put the purchased order in a friend of mine. Did I haven't spoken. Two in years called out of the blue. We spoke for about fifteen minutes just before he hung up. He made a comment about the manufacture of the piece of equipped. We were about to buy. He said in passing how he had heard that that company was struggling, that they might go out of business. He made the statement. I feel bad for people who only
equipment. He had no idea we were about to place in order with them. I heard that shields went up and down my spine. He didn't know it, but God was you. In him to speak to me When our hung up called our engineers, they resource did and found What he was saying was true. If he'd Call- Couple of days later, it would have been too late. We would have been stuck with something that could have been a big head. I outdated not supported. Some people think that coincidence, but I know that, was God directed my steps? That's what happens when you get your daily bread. Every morning you asked God, but with you are showing your dependency on hand when You humble yourself like that. The scripture says, God will exult you. Lotta people these days there to private. Think I don't need any help. I can this, all my own job?
could how successful I am already think about where you could. If you start acknowledging, God think about the mistake He could have saved you from think about the opportunity to favour the door. You couldn't open, but God can open dont who had on your own that will limit. You start getting your daily bread, your daily direction, when the Israelites we're in the desert headed toward promised land God gave them manner to eat each morning. It was something like bread that formed on the ground, the and would only last, for one day every morning they had to go out and get a fresh supply from sure some people thought I don't feel like going out tomorrow almost save some time and energy. Gather up enough for the whole week. They woke up the next morning. All that manner with spoil you couldn't The principle was they,
go out and get fresh manner every day. The word manner in the original Hebrew is translated. What is it when go to God for our fresh manner. Each day, the I'd attitude. Is God what is it you? want me to do what is my assignment not giving God orders. Then him what to do, how to do it. Rather, God show me the best path. Show me how to overcome this problem. Show me how to accomplish my dreams. Are you getting your daily bread? Are you check in with headquarters. Your assignment each morning, asking God what is it or Are you on autopilot just do what you ve always done. The challenge with that approach is what worked in the past may not. Today. Sometimes God would do things a different way
when the Israelites needed water out there in the desert. They were thirsty, God told ours is to strike the rock he struck. It and water flowed out freely, another time when they needed water same situation. Guy, told Moses to speak to the rock. Problem was most was on autopilot. Didn't listen. He thought I got. There's no problem. I don't need to check in with headquarters I don't need to get daily direction of all. Come this problem before I can do it again. He struck the wrong same problem, so in desert, similar rock, but God had a different place, God was saying Moses, just because I had to do that way. Last time, does it mean I want you to do it that way this time. What am I saying you can't live opera, yesterday's manner and expect to have victory today. Yes,
Today's information may not work today. Is a god of freshness he likes do new things and it's easy to get stuck in a rut. Thinking I don't need daily direction. Your lab overcome this problem. Before I'm going to the same tactics to overcome at this time, like with Moses. Some The old way doesn't work. You need to get some fresh manner. If not, you'll keep striking the rock when using be speaking to the rock It's a small tweet, but you'll only hear it if you're getting your daily bread stay open for change, be willing to try some I knew what made you successful five years ago may not making successful. Today. What worked in your marriage? In the past may not work today, why don't you get some fresh man Have the added to God, I'm ready for
Things I've heard it said: if you dont innovate, you will evaporate You can rely on what got you too, where you are to keep you where you are the world is changing. Somebody your job somebody one your spouse. Somebody want your dreams. You can afford to sit back on autopilot, coast. Do things the same way? You'll get left behind the Good NEWS is, God has daily favour daily ideas, daily wisdom daily abundance? If used, the open, he'll lead you into the fullness of your destiny. Why couldn't Moses strike the rock again work the first time it's because He wants us to rely on him, not some formula they can work. I do this. Do that do the other, didn't God well bless me. If that's all it took
We wouldn't really need God just follow these steps for success. Just keep strike in the wrong on purpose, God changes the method, so we'll have to go to him for our daily bread, he's? Looking for people who recognise the source of our strength. He is the source of our success in him. Is hell freedom, ideas, abundant when you rely on him, he'll, take you from victory to victory, but here's the whole key. He may not. Do it the same way. Could it be that you are stuck you not seeing the progress that you should because you're still striking the rock when you could be speaking to the rock you're stuck in tradition. In the way it happened in the past, trying to duplicate the same way when God is warning to do a new thing? a new way with new.
Ideas with new people, bring in new talents out of you, if you will start getting your daily bread, Listening to what God is saying now, then you'll see that water begin to flow out of the rock and greater ways David understood this principle in second saying: your five. He had just been made king over Israel when the misdeeds, hard about it. They came down. This valley to attack him. Now David was a warrior. He had conquered a lot of armies. He's nature was to attack, but here's why David was considered a man after gods Zone harm nineteen says David. Inquired of the Lord Shall I go attack the Philistines. Will you hand this enemy over to me notice, his humility? He didn't say I got this been
done that no problem. He took time to enquire of the more before he went to battle. He got quiet and say God. What do you want me to do? He was good. His daily direction. He didn't assume because something worked in the past. It was going to work right there, He asked a very significant question: God will you hand this enemy over. To me seems like that would be a given. He was just put. It charge of the Israelites gods chosen people. Surely God wouldn't let them be defeated, but the fact is we're not supposed to fight every battle David was smart enough to ask. Am I supposed to attack. He was saying God five go in there. Are you going to go with me?
he was showing his dependency on gas. He recognized where his strength his favour. His ability came from, and sometimes we assume there's an obstacle. There's somethin trying to stop us. There is no question get in go to battle. God is on our side, but a wiser approach is to say God would it Plain, how do you want me to respond to this opposition? Shall I attack or so be still and let you fight for me, if I go in, Are you going to go with me? We ve all fought battles. Will we didn't come out the way we thought maybe it was because we didn't enquire of the Lord first. Nineteen goes on to say the lords David go for I will surely in the bill steam over to you once you clear direction.
Once he knew he had gods blessing. He went down there and defeated the Philistines. But if we would do like David and inquire of the Lord before we get into conflict before we make big decisions, go to God for daily direction for daily manner. It would save us a lot of heart ache and paying I've learned what God orders he will pay for, but God is not obligated to bring victory to battles that we're not supposed to be and God is more simple. Yes, here help us, but is much better to in we are of the Lord before you make important decisions a few months later, the Philistines came back to the same valley to attack David again. David could have thought This is a no brainer. I don't even have pray about at this time. I know what to do: go down there and attack but
David realized. He couldn't live opera yesterday's manner, he knew Today's information may not be appropriate for today's challenge. The scripture says: David inquired of the Lord again and the Lord said, do not attack them same valley, same enemy, but God said this time, I'm going to do in a different way, I don't want you to go down and attack. I want you to say go around then he went on. Hell them when they the sound of rustling in them. Berry trees? That was a sign that he had gone before them too. Beat their enemies. Then where to go in at once, but if David had nodding wired of the Lord. He would have done the first. Why and says hey at work last time, I'm sure it's cool work this time, but God way These are not our ways. He doesn't work,
you to get hooked on a formula? He wants you to be hooked on here when you develop this habit of gold, the God put your daily bread daily direction, saying God. How do you want me to respond house? that deal with this situation. In my hell, not finance, is God give me your wisdom, Urien sign you a favor that's how? God will lead you down the best path for your lie in March? Only twenties there was this couple. I knew that I really liked and I went overboard to be good did. Then they were hand of friendly to me, but it was all is like I wasn't doing enough. My nature. Was to do more, I showed them favour when they Several years later, move to a different city. I gave them money for their moving cost, help them pack up their house.
I knew down in here. That's what I was supposed to be doing. Taking the high road going, the extra mile I felt good about it, and I believe that God blessed me for it a couple of years. They had moved her received word from a friend of mine that they were upset with me because they didn't think I'd help them enough here? I'd help them more than I helped anybody in back. Then that really bothered me, because I wanted every do like me, I was tempted to go and try to do more and try to make it up to him. But when I prayed about it, when I asked God daily direction? I heard it we strongly not out loud, but down in here something said Joe, leave them alone. They are never going to be, for you same battle, same people with different approach. If had learned what I'm tellin you today to get daily direction. Then I would still be fostered
trying to convince somebody delight me that was never going to like me. Are you fighting battles that you're not supposed to find If God has given you permission, then you're going to in your own strength, your own ability it will be a constant struggle. There's no grey sport just because it was right last time. Does it mean that is right? This time Like David, you may be scaled in battle, your tough! You can take it the best of them, but you have to check in with headquarters you have to get your assignment. Am I supposed to fight this battle. Show me the right step to take then listen to what you're feeling down in here not in your head, but in your heart the scripture calls it the steel small voice, it's an impression,
You can explain it. You just know this is what I'm supposed to do. That's God giving you daily direction this is where Joshua in the Israelites got off course. They just seen. The walls of Jericho come down great miracle. They defeated the army's along the way. Gods favour was owned in, but there was a group of people called the Gideon eyes they lived about two cities over from where Joshua in the Israelites were can when they heard how powerful and successful the Israelites were they knew they couldn't PETE with them and they too we're going to be driven out of their land. So they came up with a plan to try to deceive Joshua they loaded their donkeys with old run down worn sacks they put on close, that had holes in them. Sandals,
we're fallen apart. They left food out on purpose so that it would be old and mouldy and stale They did this to make. It seem like they had travelled a great distance. They showed up at Joshua's camp Two Joshua we ve come from afar are far land. We ve travel for months and months we're tired, we're hungry these Joshua make a peace treaty with us. Let us live here. We promised we'll work for you. Cheshire was set in effect, How do I know you're not for, one of these neighbouring cities, I'm about to conquer how can I be sure you don't live close by Sir Joshua look at this bread. It was freshly bake when we left home now, old and mouldy. Look at these clothes. They draw clean before we left this short And start to look at it now, Joshua
Let me see that brain he look at. It was all smelled badly. The scripture says Israelites examined their bread, but they did consult with the Lord. It look like they were telling the truth We think on the surface seem, like we're straight up people, so Jim You were signed a peace treaty with them so fine, you can live here. Don't worry, we'll never hurt you. Three days later, the truth came out, Joshua discovered they weren't who they said they were they were from a city? Just a couple of towns over the Israelites people were fewer, they were ready to wipe them out. Let them have it Joshua no, don't touch them. He gave them our word if we break agreement. God will come against ass. It was a big head. Ache,
in all could have been avoided. The whole problem was they did not consult with the law, they just looked at it on the surface, everything seemed fine, but God can see things that we can't see That's why you need to go to him before You get involved with people for you signed the contract before you put money down. Do yourself they and consult with the law, because people are not always who they say they are. I can show you one side decide they want you to see, but God could see the whole package you can't get so called up in how she is. How beautiful she loves her joy he's too all dark, handsome and rich? I don't have, consult with the Lord just answered my prayer? better step back. Joshua
You may end up with somebody, that's not who you think they are. Married, don't say I mean now there were two young ladys in their early twenties. They had travelled from their home in southern California, down two tier one. Mexico to go Christmas shopping for the day when they turned their car. They notice what looked like a little puppy look just like a little chihuahua it squirming there in the gutter they could tell. It was in a lot of pain. Feeling sorry for it. They picked it up and put it in the trunk of their car. They were going. Take it home and didn't want to border patrol to see one of the girls took it into her apartment. Gave it some mill trundle nurse it back to Hell. She tried to feed it, but it wouldn't eat anything that night. She wrapped in a blanket and put it in her bed with her all tat, night, making sure it was ok, next morning, it was doing worse than ever. She rust
to the emergency animal clinic, handed it to the veterinary and begin to describe the symptoms. The doktor stopped her and said: where did you get this animal. She thought she was in trouble for bringing it across the board. She finally say well doktor my friend in this little chihuahua in the gutter. Into you, wanna hear young lady. This is while all this is a mexican river rat. Everything not what it seems better consult with the Lord, You don't want any rats livin in your house, I'm asking you today go to God for days the direction going to make the best decisions if you're, not consulting with the Lord, don't do like ass! You were trying to figure it out your own strength do like David and inquire of the Lord remember.
Yesterday's manner is not going to be good for today. If you, develop this habit of going to God for fresh manner, I believe and declare God is going to lead. You done the best path for your lie. He's going to protect you mistakes, bring the right people and take you to the fullness of your destiny in Jesus name. If you receive it, can you say a man I'd like to give you an opportunity to make Jesus the Lord of your life? Would you pray with me just say: Lord Jesus Our repent of my sins come in my heart make your my Lord and Savior printed Pray that simple prayer. We believe you got born again get in good bible base. Chart, keep God first place. Thank you for listening to the jewellers. Dean podcast help us continue to share the message of hope with those all over the world is a joke.
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