Joel Osteen daily devotionals June 17 2022 :
Acts 24:25, NIV
As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.”
In Acts 24, the apostle Paul had an opportunity to share his faith with the Roman governor of Judea, a man named Felix and his wife. Felix was a ruthless, immoral governor, and today’s Scripture describes his reaction. He knew he needed to change. This was a window of grace. God was speaking to his heart. But Felix put off dealing with the conviction, and we don’t know if that convenient time ever came. Two years later, he was out of office and gone.
Are you waiting for a more convenient time, putting off dealing with a conviction or a change of attitude, delaying to take a step of faith, ignoring God’s still, small voice? You don’t know how long the window is going to be open. Don’t keep making excuses. When you have the faith for it, that’s the time to act. Today, when you hear His voice, step into the grace. Take advantage of the opportunity God is offering you to come up higher, to see His favor in greater ways.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for the ways You speak to my heart and open windows of grace for me to make changes in my life that need to be made. Help me to stop delaying to take the steps of faith that will take me higher. I will not put off dealing with these heart issues for a more convenient time. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Author: Joel Osteen
Source : Joel Osteen Ministry/ joelosteen.com