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TODAY’S WORD, THOUGHT AND PRAYER FOR VICTORY From Joel Osteen “Your Sun and Shield”

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

-Psalm 84:11

God wants to pour out His favor and goodness in your life. He longs to be your sun and shield. What does that mean? The sun lights our way; it keeps us warm; it nourishes the plants of the earth so that we can have food. The entire earth is sustained by its relationship to the sun, and God wants to sustain you through your relationship with Him. He wants to be your shield of protection against all the fiery darts of the enemy, and He wants to light and direct your path.

Is there someone or something else you’’ve been relying on for protection or direction? Why don’t you let go of whatever you’’ve been leaning on and choose to lean of God. Open your heart and trust that He has great things for your future. Receive His favor, blessing and protection today because He is your sun and shield!
Father, thank You for directing and guiding me. Thank You for nourishing my heart and mind as I daily put my trust in You. Show me Your ways so that I can walk with You all the days of my life in Jesus’ name! Amen.

TODAY’S WORD, THOUGHT AND PRAYER FOR VICTORY From Joel Osteen “Growing Strong in Faith”

No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God.

Romans 4:20

In scripture, Abraham’s circumstances were beyond his control. He was way too old to have a child, but God promised him that he would have a son. What did he do while he was waiting? Scripture says, “He grew strong in faith by giving praise to God.” He got up every morning and said, “Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You that my baby is on its way. Thank You that You are faithful to Your Word.” He kept thanking God for what he heard in his spirit, and eventually, the promise came to pass.
Like Abraham, God has put dreams in your heart. He has spoken promises over you. Deep down you believe it will happen, but in the natural, it looks impossible. The odds are against you. It’s been so long. No, God is saying, “What I started in your life I will finish.” The key is to follow Abraham’s example and praise God while you wait. That’s one way to grow in faith. Keep praying. Keep believing. Keep expecting. Grow strong in faith and see His promises fulfilled in every area of your life!
Father, I praise You for Your faithfulness in my life. You are worthy to receive all the glory and honor. I believe that You are making a way out of no way, so I look for Your hand of blessing and mercy in every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.

TODAY’S WORD, THOUGHT AND PRAYER FOR VICTORY From Joel Osteen “His Ways are Higher”

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

-Isaiah 55:9

A lot of times, we have our own ideas about how things should work out in life. But God’s ways are not our ways. In scripture, God brought water out of a rock. Jesus told Peter to go catch a fish, open its mouth, and there was the money he needed for taxes. Another time, God caused a young lady named Mary to have a baby without knowing a man. He is God. He can use things we would expect, or He can make things happen another way.

With God, you don’t have to figure everything out. All you have to do is believe. In fact, it says in Proverbs, “Lean not to your own understanding.” Sometimes there is no logical solution. You’ve got to turn your mind off. If you’re constantly trying to figure it out, that’s just going to make you discouraged, depressed and frustrated. Just because you don’t see a way doesn’t mean that God doesn’t have a way. Remember, His ways are higher, and He is working behind the scenes for your good!

Father, I declare that my faith and trust are in You. I won’t try to figure everything out, but I will be still and listen for Your voice. I surrender my will to Yours. Thank You for Your faithfulness in my life in Jesus’ name! Amen!

Jessica Kennedy’s Summer Soiree For CF

On July 19th, 2014, Jessica Kennedy, a 2014 Pittsburgh 50 Finest honoree, hosted the Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Summer Soiree at the world-renowned the Smart House, atop Mt. Washington. Attendees of this year’s soiree enjoyed an evening under the stars; Along with great food, drinks, dancing/music from a DJ, a private VIP Reception with open bar, and even a fireworks display from PNC Park after the Pirates-Rockies game (which ended in a win by the Pirates in extra innings!). Like the Summer Soiree’s of the past, this year’s Soiree benefited the CF Foundation’s Greater Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania Chapter!
If you didn’t attend this year’s Soiree, please don’t feel left out! You can still donate to help add Tomorrows to those with CF by clicking on: Jessica Kennedy’s 50 Finest Fundraising Page Also, please don’t miss the party/fundraising event of the year, the 19th Annual Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Gala on Thursday, August 14th, at Downtown Pittsburgh’s Omni William Penn Hotel! For further details, and/or to purchase your tickets to this year’s 50 Finest Gala, Please Click Here. 
RHP Photos/CD’s of this year’s Summer Soiree can be purchased by contacting RHP at 412-519-7632, or roberthesterentertainment@hotmail.com. More photos from this year’s Soiree can be checked out on: RHE’s Facebook Page.
And please remember that every dollar counts in the fight to help find a cure for CF!
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Jessica Kennedy’s Summer Soiree For CF

On July 19th, 2014, Jessica Kennedy, a 2014 Pittsburgh 50 Finest honoree, hosted the Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Summer Soiree at the world-renowned the Smart House, atop Mt. Washington. Attendees of this year’s soiree enjoyed an evening under the stars; Along with great food, drinks, dancing/music from a DJ, a private VIP Reception with open bar, and even a fireworks display from PNC Park after the Pirates-Rockies game (which ended in a win by the Pirates in extra innings!). Like the Summer Soiree’s of the past, this year’s Soiree benefited the CF Foundation’s Greater Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania Chapter!
If you didn’t attend this year’s Soiree, please don’t feel left out! You can still donate to help add Tomorrows to those with CF by clicking on: Jessica Kennedy’s 50 Finest Fundraising Page Also, please don’t miss the party/fundraising event of the year, the 19th Annual Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Gala on Thursday, August 14th, at Downtown Pittsburgh’s Omni William Penn Hotel! For further details, and/or to purchase your tickets to this year’s 50 Finest Gala, Please Click Here. 
RHP Photos/CD’s of this year’s Summer Soiree can be purchased by contacting RHP at 412-519-7632, or roberthesterentertainment@hotmail.com. More photos from this year’s Soiree can be checked out on: RHE’s Facebook Page.
And please remember that every dollar counts in the fight to help find a cure for CF!
Zoom Info
Jessica Kennedy’s Summer Soiree For CF

On July 19th, 2014, Jessica Kennedy, a 2014 Pittsburgh 50 Finest honoree, hosted the Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Summer Soiree at the world-renowned the Smart House, atop Mt. Washington. Attendees of this year’s soiree enjoyed an evening under the stars; Along with great food, drinks, dancing/music from a DJ, a private VIP Reception with open bar, and even a fireworks display from PNC Park after the Pirates-Rockies game (which ended in a win by the Pirates in extra innings!). Like the Summer Soiree’s of the past, this year’s Soiree benefited the CF Foundation’s Greater Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania Chapter!
If you didn’t attend this year’s Soiree, please don’t feel left out! You can still donate to help add Tomorrows to those with CF by clicking on: Jessica Kennedy’s 50 Finest Fundraising Page Also, please don’t miss the party/fundraising event of the year, the 19th Annual Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Gala on Thursday, August 14th, at Downtown Pittsburgh’s Omni William Penn Hotel! For further details, and/or to purchase your tickets to this year’s 50 Finest Gala, Please Click Here. 
RHP Photos/CD’s of this year’s Summer Soiree can be purchased by contacting RHP at 412-519-7632, or roberthesterentertainment@hotmail.com. More photos from this year’s Soiree can be checked out on: RHE’s Facebook Page.
And please remember that every dollar counts in the fight to help find a cure for CF!
Zoom Info
Jessica Kennedy’s Summer Soiree For CF

On July 19th, 2014, Jessica Kennedy, a 2014 Pittsburgh 50 Finest honoree, hosted the Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Summer Soiree at the world-renowned the Smart House, atop Mt. Washington. Attendees of this year’s soiree enjoyed an evening under the stars; Along with great food, drinks, dancing/music from a DJ, a private VIP Reception with open bar, and even a fireworks display from PNC Park after the Pirates-Rockies game (which ended in a win by the Pirates in extra innings!). Like the Summer Soiree’s of the past, this year’s Soiree benefited the CF Foundation’s Greater Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania Chapter!
If you didn’t attend this year’s Soiree, please don’t feel left out! You can still donate to help add Tomorrows to those with CF by clicking on: Jessica Kennedy’s 50 Finest Fundraising Page Also, please don’t miss the party/fundraising event of the year, the 19th Annual Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Gala on Thursday, August 14th, at Downtown Pittsburgh’s Omni William Penn Hotel! For further details, and/or to purchase your tickets to this year’s 50 Finest Gala, Please Click Here. 
RHP Photos/CD’s of this year’s Summer Soiree can be purchased by contacting RHP at 412-519-7632, or roberthesterentertainment@hotmail.com. More photos from this year’s Soiree can be checked out on: RHE’s Facebook Page.
And please remember that every dollar counts in the fight to help find a cure for CF!
Zoom Info
Jessica Kennedy’s Summer Soiree For CF

On July 19th, 2014, Jessica Kennedy, a 2014 Pittsburgh 50 Finest honoree, hosted the Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Summer Soiree at the world-renowned the Smart House, atop Mt. Washington. Attendees of this year’s soiree enjoyed an evening under the stars; Along with great food, drinks, dancing/music from a DJ, a private VIP Reception with open bar, and even a fireworks display from PNC Park after the Pirates-Rockies game (which ended in a win by the Pirates in extra innings!). Like the Summer Soiree’s of the past, this year’s Soiree benefited the CF Foundation’s Greater Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania Chapter!
If you didn’t attend this year’s Soiree, please don’t feel left out! You can still donate to help add Tomorrows to those with CF by clicking on: Jessica Kennedy’s 50 Finest Fundraising Page Also, please don’t miss the party/fundraising event of the year, the 19th Annual Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Gala on Thursday, August 14th, at Downtown Pittsburgh’s Omni William Penn Hotel! For further details, and/or to purchase your tickets to this year’s 50 Finest Gala, Please Click Here. 
RHP Photos/CD’s of this year’s Summer Soiree can be purchased by contacting RHP at 412-519-7632, or roberthesterentertainment@hotmail.com. More photos from this year’s Soiree can be checked out on: RHE’s Facebook Page.
And please remember that every dollar counts in the fight to help find a cure for CF!
Zoom Info

Jessica Kennedy’s Summer Soiree For CF

On July 19th, 2014, Jessica Kennedy, a 2014 Pittsburgh 50 Finest honoree, hosted the Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Summer Soiree at the world-renowned the Smart House, atop Mt. Washington. Attendees of this year’s soiree enjoyed an evening under the stars; Along with great food, drinks, dancing/music from a DJ, a private VIP Reception with open bar, and even a fireworks display from PNC Park after the Pirates-Rockies game (which ended in a win by the Pirates in extra innings!). Like the Summer Soiree’s of the past, this year’s Soiree benefited the CF Foundation’s Greater Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania Chapter!

If you didn’t attend this year’s Soiree, please don’t feel left out! You can still donate to help add Tomorrows to those with CF by clicking on: Jessica Kennedy’s 50 Finest Fundraising Page Also, please don’t miss the party/fundraising event of the year, the 19th Annual Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest Gala on Thursday, August 14th, at Downtown Pittsburgh’s Omni William Penn Hotel! For further details, and/or to purchase your tickets to this year’s 50 Finest Gala, Please Click Here. 

RHP Photos/CD’s of this year’s Summer Soiree can be purchased by contacting RHP at 412-519-7632, or roberthesterentertainment@hotmail.com. More photos from this year’s Soiree can be checked out on: RHE’s Facebook Page.

And please remember that every dollar counts in the fight to help find a cure for CF!

TODAY’S WORD, THOUGHT AND PRAYER FOR VICTORY From Joel Osteen “He Doesnt Need a Cloud”

Is anything too hard for the LORD?

-Genesis 18:14

One day, we were in the backyard on a beautiful, sunny day. We were just enjoying the blue sky when all of the sudden, out of nowhere, it began to rain even though there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. It was as blue as can be. The sun was out and very bright. But for about three minutes, there was this downpour. We thought, “Where in the world is this rain coming from?”

It was like God was saying, “I can make it rain whenever I want to. I can use a little cloud, a big cloud or no cloud. I’m God. I’m the All Powerful Creator of the universe. When I say rain, I don’t need a cloud. When I say healing, I don’t have to have medicine. When I say promotion, I don’t need your boss’s approval. When I say abundance, I don’t need a bank. I’m not limited by the natural. I’m a supernatural God.”

Whatever you are facing today, know that God has the answer no matter what things look like in the natural. Trust Him because He can make a way where there seems to be no way. He can make something out of nothing, and He doesn’t need a cloud to make it rain!

Father, I praise You today because You are worthy. I trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I believe that You can make a way out of no way, and I look for Your rain of blessing in every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.

TODAY’S WORD, THOUGHT AND PRAYER FOR VICTORY From Joel Osteen “The Way To Enter”

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

-Psalm 100:4

What a wonderful privilege we have to enter boldly to His throne of grace. We serve a personal God who desires a relationship with us. We have access to Him 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! But notice that today’s verse tells us that we shouldn’t just come any old way to God. We shouldn’t come empty-handed to the King of kings and the Lord of lords. What do we have to give that’s worthy of Almighty God? Our praise. Our thanksgiving. Our worship. We are to enter His gates with an offering of adoration from our hearts because He is so worthy!

We have to understand, praise isn’t just about singing songs on Sunday mornings. Praise is the expression of gratefulness to Father God for who He is and all that He has done. Praise gets God’s attention. Praise is a powerful tool in the life of the believer because God inhabits our praises! When we enter His presence the right way, He enters our circumstances; and when God shows up, the enemy must flee! Today, enter into His gates with thanksgiving and open the door for Him to move on your behalf!

Father, You alone are worthy of my praise. Today I declare that You are good, and Your mercy endures forever! Have Your way in me by the power of Your Holy Spirit. I honor You today and submit every area of my life to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

SUNDAY’S WORD, THOUGHT AND PRAYER FOR VICTORY From Joel Osteen “Honor Him In All That You Do”

Remind people to be submissive to [their] magistrates and authorities, to be obedient, to be prepared and willing to do any upright and honorable work.

-Titus 3:1

In what ways do you honor God? A lot of times, people think, “I go to church to honor God. I read my Bible to honor God. I sing and clap to honor God.” And yes, those are ways to honor God, but did you know that you honor God just as much when you get to work on time? You honor God when you are productive each day and honor the people in authority over you. You honor God when you excel in your career.

Actions speak louder than words. When you give your very best in the workplace, your whole life is giving praise to God—it’s one of the best witnesses you could ever have. Just showing up with a good attitude, friendly, organized, being your best—people will notice there’s something different about you. They’ll want what you have.

As believers, we should set the standard in all areas of life. People should see the depth of your character and your spirit of excellence and know that you are a child of the Most High God. Make the decision to honor Him in all that you do because you are His representative in the earth today!

Father, I choose to honor You in all that I do. I choose to set the standard and do my very best. Thank You for the privilege to be Your representative. I love You and bless You in Jesus’ name! Amen.

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