Would it not be nice to carry inspirational messages with you wherever you go? One of the world’s most famous pastors, Joel Osteen, enables you to do so with his new Inspiration Cube.
The gadget is an electronic device that plays more than 400 uplifting messages, daily affirmations, inspirations and sermon clips from Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church.
According to the Inspiration Cube’s website, you just push one button to get started and get inspired. You can also add your favorite messages to a list so you can easily find them again.
Additionally, the device has a port for headphones so you can listen to it while commuting, for instance.
As of right now, the Inspiration Cube is only available online, but it will be on the American shelves of Walmart, CVS and Walgreens among others in September.
Took over from his father
With more than 10 million American viewers and several million across the globe, Joel Osteen is one of the most popular televangelists in the world.
He is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, which his father, Pastor John Osteen, established in 1959.
Joel Osteen’s father had tried to convince him to start preaching for many years, but as Joel Osteen preferred working behind the scenes, he did not get up on stage until January 17th, 1999 where he did his first sermon.
Just six days after Joel Osteen accepted his father’s suggestion, the father died of a heart attack.
A few weeks later, Joel Osteen started preaching on a regular basis, and later that year, he became the new senior pastor of Lakewood Church.
As Joel Osteen took over, Lakewoord Church grew rapidly, and the church’s media presence was expanded with billboard ads and a doubling of the budget for television airtime.
After just a few years, Joel Osteen had paved the way for television broadcasts to more than 100 countries.
In 2003, Lakewood Church started building its new headquarters at the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas, which previously housed the NBA Houston Rockets and the AHL Houston Aeros.
When the church opened its doors to the new facilities in 2005, an estimated 56,000 people attended the opening.
From 1999 to 2016, the number of weekly attendees at Lakewood Church has risen from 6,000 to 50,000 people.
Privately, Joel Osteen is married to his co-pastor, Victoria Osteen, whom he wed in 1987. They have two kids together.
Over the years, Joel Osteen has written a lot of bestseller books.