The key to having a positive, happy, faith-filled day is to start each morning setting your mind in the right direction. It's easy to lie in bed thinking: "I don't feel like going to work. I don't want to deal with these children. I didn't exercise yesterday." We don't realize it, but that's setting the tone for a lousy day. If you don't intentionally set the tone for the day, negative thoughts will set it for you. WAKE UP TO HOPEwill help you begin each morning grateful, thinking about God's goodness, expecting His favor, and laying the foundation for a blessed, productive day.
JOEL OSTEEN is the author of eight New York Times bestsellers and is the senior pastor of America's largest congregation, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. His televised messages are seen by more than 10 million viewers each week in the United States, and millions more in 100 nations around the world.
VICTORIA OSTEEN is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Love Your Life, and together with her husband Joel, writes a devotional, Today's Word, that is sent each day to over 2 million online subscribers.