Joel Osteen Ministries sends a daily devotional, Today's Word, via its email delivery service. Subscribe to this service through the organization's website under the Hope for Today tab. Some of the Today's Word devotionals are available online through third-party websites.
The Today's Word devotions focus on Osteen's general message of God's goodness and how believers should search for blessings in life. Full access to the Today's Word devotions and some other ministry resources requires online registration. Some third-party websites post the Today's Word devotions and credit Joel Osteen Ministries as the content provider. Joel Osteen Ministries regularly publishes various articles, blogs, forums and devotionals as a part of its Hope for Today spiritual resources.
Joel Osteen, senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, is a best-selling author who has published five books and leads the largest Protestant church in the United States. He is a frequent fixture on television, radio and the Internet. Osteen is known for his optimistic approach toward the Christian faith and emphasizes the believer's need to think and act positively. Osteen is sometimes criticized for preaching what some have called a prosperity gospel that tends to put an emphasis on living well in a materialistic sense.