22nd May 2021 Joel Osteen Devotional Today – Get Rid of the Coat
TODAY JOEL OSTEEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SATURDAY 22 MAY 2021
TOPIC: GET RID OF THE COAT
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Today’s Scripture: Mark 10:49–50, NT
When Jesus heard him, he stopped and said, “Tell him to come here.” …Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus.
Today’s Word 22 May 2021 Joel Osteen Devotional Today
When the blind beggar Bartimaeus heard Jesus say come, the first thing he did was throw off his coat. This was significant because some commentators say that people who had a legitimate disability in those days were given an official coat from the government that gave them the legal right to beg. It qualified them to make their living but also marked their dependency.
When Bartimaeus threw this coat aside, he was making the declaration, “This is a new day. I no longer need this coat for my dependency. Jesus has come, and I am going to be healed.” I wonder how many of us are still wearing a beggar’s coat of sorts? “I have a reason to be negative and bitter. I had a bad childhood. I came down with this illness. I lost a love one.”
Before you’re going to get well, you have to stop being the victim, stop the excuses, and take off the coat. Change your mindset to that of a victor. Jesus is calling.
Prayer for Today: Father, thank You for Your call to come to You and leave the past behind. I let go of all my excuses and refuse to settle for less than Your best for me. I declare that I will have a victor’s mindset and become all You created me to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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About Joel Osteen
Raised in Houston, Texas, with a loving family of seven and world-renowned parents in full-time ministry, Joel Osteen never imagined that he would follow so closely in his father’s footsteps. As a young man, his training and interests were behind the scenes in television production, though he was close to his father in ministry.
“There’s no greater feeling than being able to help people rise higher and overcome something and feel better about themselves. I think that we’re all made to help others, to lift people UP.” – JOEL OSTEEN