Daily sermon by Joel osteen:An Abundance of Power for Your Weakness

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Topic :An Abundance of Power for Your
Weakness

Humility is the secret to continually living in the abundance of God as well as the secret to usefulness in the kingdomof
God.

We can truly reign in life as kings through the power of humility.
God greatly rewards the man or woman who lives a life of humility. “By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches and
honor and life” (Proverbs 22:4).

Humility is not weakness. It is a total lack of confidence in your own ability and a total dependence on God’s ability.

All Christians should learn to walk in the spirit of humility.

It is a very important attitude, and the Word of God has much to say about it: “I therefore, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to and beg you to walk (lead a life) worthy of the [divine] calling to which you have been called [with behavior that is a credit to the summons to God’s service, living as becomes you] with complete lowliness of mind (humility) and meekness
(unselfishness, gentleness, mildness), with patience, bearing with one another and making allowances because you love one
another” (Ephesians 4:1–2 AMP).

Many people are used by God for a short period of time, but humility is the key to continual usefulness. Paul warned the
believers in Rome: “For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me I warn everyone among you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an
exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him” (Romans 12:3 AMP).

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We must realize that all blessings come fromGod. All that we are, and all
that we have, is the result of the grace of God in our lives.
I am continually aware of the fact that the good that is done in Lakewood Church is a result of the work of the Holy Spirit.

God saved me at the age of seventeen when I was selling popcorn in a theater. It is only by the grace of God that I am
able to minister to others.
Pride and an exaggerated opinion of yourself will cut off your usefulness. You may think, Well, they do not have the
respect for me that they should have! After all, I’m somebody!

That is an exaggerated opinion of your importance.
I realize that the only authority that I have as a pastor is a spiritual, intangible authority that Jesus gives me. If He
withdraws that authority, I have absolutely nothing.

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