You are reading Today’s Word with Joel Osteen 14th December 2020 Daily Devotional Message By Joel & Victoria Osteen of Lakewood Church.
Genesis 32:28, NIV – Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”
Today’s Word with Joel Osteen Devotional for 14th December 2020
Jacob’s name means “a supplanter, a deceiver,” and that was how he lived. Later in his life, he got tired of living like that. One night he went to get alone with God when an angel appeared to him and said, “God has a new name for you. Your name will be Israel,” which means “prince with God.” He was saying, “Being a deceiver is not your true identity. You are a prince. You will reign in life.” The first thing God had to do was to get the shame off of Jacob.
Maybe you have let your circumstances, your failures, or even other people put a label on you that says, “shame on you.” No, God’s grace changes all that. God says, “I’m going to bless you anyway. I know your true identity.” He is changing our names to “Prince” to “Princess” to “Forgiven” to “Highly Favored.&” Agree with what God is saying, and He will bless you in amazing ways.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You have a new name for me, and by Your grace I am going to reign in life. Thank You that I can take negative labels off my life and proudly wear the name of ‘Redeemed.’ I believe that You are going to bless me in amazing ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”