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Heavenly Message From Joel & Victoria Osteen:

One Thing is Needed


“But only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her”

(Luke 10:42, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

In today’s world, most people find that life is full. We have over 500 channels on TV, an unlimited number of sites to browse on the internet, cell phones and PDA’s to keep us connected 24 hours a day. Everywhere you look there is something to do or some kind of entertainment all the time. If we’re not careful, we’ll fall into the trap of thinking that we’ve always got to be busy doing something. But Jesus invites us to be still because really, only one thing is needed.

I heard somebody say one time, what if we treated our Bibles like we do our cell phones? Can you imagine people in the elevators, lobbies and shopping malls thumbing through their Bibles all day long? Can you see people reading and studying the Word while sitting in traffic and at red lights? Not that you should do that, but the point I’m making is that we need to live our lives in balance and make the Word of God a priority. Let’s make sure we don’t allow the distractions of life to keep us from the one thing that is needed.


Heavenly Father, today I set my heart and affections on You. I choose to lay down the distractions of life and put You first because You are the one thing that is needed. Help me keep my mind focused on You as I declare Your praises throughout the day. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.