Joyce Meyer - is a popular Christian preacher, minister, Bible teacher and author of about God, Bible and Christianity.
Joyce Meyer was born in 1943 in St. Louis in the USA. The early years of Joyce Meyer's life were very dramatic:
- according to her, she was subject of sexual violence from her father;
- divorce with the first husband (they were married for 5 years) because of her husband's treason;
- breast cancer in later years.
After a while (in 1967), Joyce married Dave Meyer for the second time, an engineer of drawings. They have 4 adult children.
Ministries of Joyce Meyer
The early Joyce Meyers Ministries began in 1976 - she was a Bible teacher. First, Joyce began preaching the Bible in a local cafeteria, later in a local Lutheran church. In the eighties she became a pastor's assistant. After several years, the church became very popular in many ways thanks to the Joyce Meyers service. At the same time, Joyce began to speak on the radio - local radio station allocated 15 minutes for her service.
The breast cancer experienced by Joyce Meyer became the subject of the book Look Great, Feel Great: 12 Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now. In which she set out her experience of victory over the disease.
In the mid-eighties, Joyce Meyer left her former ministry and founded her own church, which in the beginning was called "Life in the Word". Her ministry was broadcasted on six radio stations. In the 93rd, she held her service on television in a studio in Chicago for the first time. Over time, the television Joyce Meyers Ministries became very popular and reached several million viewers. According to the Time magazine, Joyce Meyer was one of the most influential Evangelicals in the United States.
At the moment, Joyce Meyers Ministries covers more than 30 countries. The central office employs more than 600 people, in the regional - more than 300 people.
Service the Hand of Hope
The ministry of the Hand of Hope is an important part of the world Joyce Meyer Ministries – its goal is to validate the truth of God's gospel with real affairs. The geography of the ministry is the whole world, the objects of service are the suffering and poor.
Joyce Meyers personal experience
Life and personal experience have become a kind of visiting card of the Joyce Meyers Ministry. For more than fifty years, she has been bringing God's gospel to the people, reinforcing the sermons with her life experience.
Criticism of the Joyce Meyers Ministries
Although Joyce Meyers Ministries is very successful and versatile, it is worth paying attention to the critical moments of the ministry:
- It is often criticized for living an excessive lifestyle: large amount of real estate, major savings, a huge fleet of vehicles, own aircraft - according to numerous critics it contradicts the basic idea of Christian doctrine;
- There is also frequent criticism of a one-sided ministry of success and prosperity.
Local magazines conducted their own independent investigation, which revealed a large number of private real estate owned by Joyce Meyer. After the locus of service and development investigation, US Congress Committee on Finance interested in Joyce Meyers, which, as a result of the investigation, found no violation of the law.
The ministry of Joyce Meyer has a great influence in the modern Christian world, thanks to her ministry, millions of people have heard the Gospel, but one shouldn’t forget about criticism that can be fully justified.
Whatever it was, listening to sermons, weigh everything on the scales of the Bible and draw conclusions!
Joyce Meyer (March-04-2021) Daily Devotional: Rejoice and Be Glad
Countless serious things are going on in this world, and we do need to be aware and prepared for them. But at the same time, because of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we can learn to relax and take things as they come without getting nervous and upset about them.
Thankfully, with God’s help, we can learn how to enjoy the abundant life He’s provided for us through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus. Twice in Philippians 4: 4–7, the apostle Paul tells us to rejoice, and he urges us not to worry or have any anxiety about anything, but to pray and give thanks to God in everything—not only after every difficulty is over. In spite of all the troubling things going on around us, our attitude can be, “This is the day the Lord has made, so I will rejoice and be glad in it.”
I want to encourage you to take some time today to thank God and give Him the things you’re worried about. As you do, it’ll become easier and easier to breathe, rest and enjoy life.
Prayer Starter: Father, no matter what goes on around me today, thank You that I can still rest, knowing You’re taking care of me. Please help me remember to rejoice, even in harder situations. Thank You for giving me joy that’s not found in my circumstances, so no one can take it away. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Bad-Stinky-Foul Mood Fixer - Joyce Meyer (March-03-2021). Most of the time, when you don't know what happened to your joy, or why you're in a stinky mood, something is wrong with your believing. Find out what you can do about it.
Joyce Meyer (March-03-2021) Daily Devotional: Know God Intimately
In Philippians 3:10 the apostle Paul wrote, [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers].
I want to encourage you today to focus on knowing Jesus a little better than you did yesterday. Study His Words. Begin to watch for the ways He’s working in your life. Decide to keep your mind on whatever is right, true, lovely, pure, and of good report (see Philippians 4:8). The more you grow in your knowledge of Him, the more you’ll start to see His power working on your behalf, and the more your life will be full of His freedom and joy.
Prayer Starter: Jesus, I want to know You better than I ever have before. Please help me learn to recognize and celebrate all the ways You’re working in my life. Thank You for Your grace and power to grow more like You. In Your name, amen.
Philippians: Part 1 - Joyce Meyer, Radio Podcast (March-02-2021). A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
Joyce Meyer (March-02-2021) Watch Sermon: Practical Ways To Experience Joy. Study Philippians with Joyce Meyer! Learn practical insights you can apply to experience the same joy that Paul wrote about in chapter 1, on this episode of Enjoying Everyday Life.
Joyce Meyer's Talk It Out Podcast (March-02-2021) The Value Of A Woman.
Do you really know how precious you are? Or has your heart been broken by the lie that you aren’t?
Right now, there are countless women who have no idea that they have value—much less that they’re perfectly and unconditionally loved by God—and we want to change that.
In today’s episode, Ginger, Jai and Erin welcome a truly amazing human to the podcast: the one and only Nancy Alcorn! She’s the founder of Mercy Multiplied (one of the organizations that Joyce Meyer Ministries partners with), and easily one of the most passionate people we know! Bursting with God’s Word and decades of experience with helping women heal, Nancy’s got some powerful words that’ll pump your heart full of His love.
Join the conversation for a few stories, tears and soulful reminders of just how valuable you are to Jesus.
Joyce Meyer (March-02-2021) Watch Message: Doing It Afraid. We will all feel fear, but we conquer fear by trusting in God's word and going forward in His plan. Be encouraged by this viewer's words as they face their own fear all while doing it afraid.
Joyce Meyer (March-02-2021) Daily Devotional: Think About What You Are Thinking About
Some people are very unhappy, and they’ve been that way so long that they no longer realize there is another option. I can well remember being like that. I blamed my unhappiness on the way others behaved, and thought my husband and children caused me the most unhappiness. I thought for sure if they would change and just be a little more sensitive to my needs, I would feel better. If they would help around the house more, volunteer to run errands, or just ask how I was doing, I knew I’d be happy. Of course, I never said anything to them to communicate how I felt. If they were sensitive and caring, I thought, they would be able to see how they could help me and make my life easier.
I did pray about it, and I often told God how much happier I would be if they cooperated more, but they didn’t change.
One day, God spoke to me—but not with the words I wanted to hear. He said, Think about what you are thinking about. I had no idea what God meant. In fact, the words didn’t make sense. How could I think about what I was thinking about?
Then I realized the truth. My mind was constantly racing from one thought to another. That was bad enough, but worse, most of my thoughts centered around myself and my needs. I had thought that if they—the other people in my life—changed, I would be happy. I finally reluctantly admitted that even if they changed, I’d find something else to be upset about. I was just unhappy, and didn’t need any particular reason; it was first one thing and then another.
As I thought about my condition, I thought of Philippians 4:8, where Paul presented a list of the kind of things we need to focus on. If God didn’t want me to think about the things I had been thinking about, I first needed to know what I should think about. I soon realized I had a lot to learn. Although I had been attending church for years, I couldn’t remember anyone ever telling me how important my thoughts were to God and to my quality of life.
If we concentrate our thoughts on good things—the kind of things Paul mentioned in that verse—we will be built up, grow spiritually and become strong in the Lord.
The more I meditated on God’s message, I realized how my thoughts affected my attitude, and how this is true of all of us. God only tells us to do things that are for our good. He wants us to be happy and fulfilled, and the only way to be happy and fulfilled is by doing life God’s way. If we’re full of wrong thoughts, we’re miserable. That’s not only a theory—that’s both spoken from my own experience, and it’s found in God’s Word. I’ve also learned that when we’re miserable, we usually end up making others around us miserable, too.
Since those days, I’ve made it a practice to take a regular inventory of my thoughts—I review the way I think. What have I been thinking about? I ask myself.
I stress this because—as I learned from my own experience—Satan deceives us into thinking that the source of our misery or pain is other people, or sometimes our circumstances. He tries not to let us face the fact that our own thoughts are often the source of our unhappiness. I would venture to say that it’s practically impossible to be happy while maintaining negative, critical, depressing thoughts.
As we take action by intentionally redirecting our thoughts to the kinds of things God told us to focus on, and by inviting Him to help us, we’ll start to overcome the enemy in the battle for our thoughts (see Romans 12:2; Philippians 2:13).
Joyce Meyer (March-01-2021) Daily Devotional: Our Confidence Is in Jesus
The last thing Satan wants is for you to fulfill God's plan for your life, because he knows that you’re part of his ultimate defeat. If he can make you think and believe that you’re incapable, then you won’t even try to accomplish anything worthwhile. And if you’re convinced that you can’t, even if you do make an effort, your fear of failure will seal your defeat, which, because of your lack of confidence, you probably expected from the beginning. This is what’s often referred to as the "failure syndrome." The enemy wants us to feel so bad about ourselves that we have no confidence and make no progress.
But here’s the good news: We don’t need confidence in ourselves—we need confidence in Jesus! I have confidence in myself only because I know that Christ is in me, always present and ready to help me with everything I attempt to do for Him. A believer without confidence is like a brand-new jet parked on the runway with no fuel; it looks good on the outside, but has no power on the inside. With Jesus inside us, though, we have the power to do what we could never do on our own.
Once you learn this truth, when the devil lies and says, "You can't do anything right," your response to him can be, "Maybe not, but Jesus in me can, and He will, because I’m relying on Him and not myself. He’s the one who causes me to succeed in everything that I put my hand to" (see Joshua 1:7). Or if the enemy says to you, "You’re not able, so don't even try—you’ll only fail again, just like you always do," your response can be, "It’s true that without Jesus I’m not able to do anything, but with Him and in Him I can do not just some, but all the things that I need to do" (see Philippians 4:13).
The more you speak the truth out loud, the more it will shape and affect your life for the better!
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You that I can put my confidence in You, and that because You’re able to do all things (and You’re in me), I can do everything that I need to do. Please help me remember to speak the truth out loud anytime the enemy tries to convince me of a lie. Thank You for giving me all the grace and wisdom I need for today. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Our Emotions Can Lie - Joyce Meyer (February-28-2021). We can't rely on our emotions to tell us the truth about any situation. Joyce explains.
Joyce Meyer (February-28-2021) Watch Message: How to Love Yourself as God Loves You. Joyce Meyer joins Matt and Laurie Crouch on TBN's Praise. Listen in as Bible teacher Joyce Meyer discusses setting personal boundaries and learning to love yourself as much as God loves you.
Joyce Meyer (February-28-2021) Watch Sermon: The Fear Of Mistakes. The biggest mistake that we can make is always being afraid that we're going to make a mistake.
Joyce Meyer (February-28-2021) Watch Sermon: Confidence. God wants you to be confident always. Learn where true confidence comes from, and when it's shaken, how you can get it back.
Joyce Meyer (February-28-2021) Watch Prayer For Migraine Headaches. Migraine is the worst. If you suffer from this terrible invisible illness, be encouraged that healing is possible.
Joyce Meyer (February-28-2021) Daily Devotional: Bearing Good Fruit
Our lives are not given to us for us to waste them—God wants us to bear good fruit with our time on earth. Doing good, being creative, helping others, finishing goals, and other things like this give me an awesome feeling of accomplishment. On the other hand, when I waste a day doing nothing, feeling sorry for myself, being angry or lazy, that doesn’t feel good at all.
I’m not saying that we need to spend all of our time working, but we should be productive on a regular basis. Praying for others as we go about our day is productive. Being friendly and encouraging people is a simple way to bear good fruit. One day when I went to the hospital to visit my mother, a young woman was in her room administering a heart test. She had lovely skin and hair and a beautiful smile, and she was very kind. Instead of just thinking these things, I told her that she was really pretty. The look on her face let me know that she didn’t hear it nearly often enough, and that it made her feel really good about herself.
It’s easy to focus on people’s flaws and totally miss the good things about them, but we don’t have to be that way—we can decide to bear good fruit by making a big deal out of each good thing we notice about people. You and I have the power to make someone else’s day awesome by being God’s voice and letting them hear through us the good things He sees in them. Make today—and every day—a special day by bearing good fruit that honors God and shows His love to people.
Prayer Starter Father, please teach me how to bear good fruit today; show me opportunities to show Your love to people. Thank You for the gift of life, and for helping me seize every moment. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-27-2021) Watch Sermon: Don’t Let the Little Things Control You. Joyce Meyer joins Matt and Laurie Crouch on TBN's Praise. They discuss not allowing small things to control your emotions, and learning to forgive those who have wronged you. Listen in as Bible teacher Joyce Meyer teaches how to obey God to clear your heart and mind.
Joyce Meyer (February-27-2021) Watch Message: Make Your Mind Up. Instead of doubting... make your mind up what you believe today and stick with it. Even when trials come, believe that God loves you and has a good plan for your life.
Joyce Meyer (February-27-2021) Watch Sermon: The Power of Positive Thoughts. Joyce Meyer teaches at Mega Fest on TBN's Praise. Listen in as Joyce Meyer teaches about the value of living a healthy, positive life—free of negative thoughts!
Joyce Meyer (February-27-2021) Watch Message: Your Uniqueness Matters. Do you like yourself? The devil wants to steal your joy, but Joyce explains how to not let him.
Joyce Meyer (February-27-2021) Daily Devotional: Don’t Be Afraid to Be Yourself!
God created everything about you to be unique, and He wants you to build an honest relationship with Him based on who you really are, not who you think you should be, or who other people say you should be.
We relate to God as individuals. When we talk to God, we’re not supposed to leave our individuality at the door of our prayer closet. We need to go to Him just the way we are, because that gives Him the pleasure of enjoying the company of the "original" He has made each one of us to be. God enjoys meeting us where we are, developing a personal relationship with us, and helping us grow into the fullness of everything He wants us to be.
Our verse for today teaches us that God has fashioned our hearts individually. As we develop our individual styles of communication with God, we can learn from people who are more experienced than we are, but we need to be careful not to make them our standard.
Most people are afraid to not be like everyone else; many are more comfortable following established rules than daring to follow the Holy Spirit's leading. When we follow man-made rules, we please people, but when we step out and follow God's Spirit, we please Him. So remember, come as you are!
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You that my relationship with You doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s. Help me remember that I can always come to You as I am, without trying to be perfect. Thank You for Your grace to grow today. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-26-2021) Watch Sermon: The Changing Seasons Of Our Lives. A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
Joyce Meyer (February-26-2021) Watch Sermon: Once Your Mindset Changes, Everything On The Outside Will Change Along With It
Joyce Meyer (February-26-2021) Watch message: The Best and Worst Advice. Have you ever been given good advice? Bad advice? Everyone has been given advice at one point or another. In this episode of Candid Conversations with Joyce Meyer, Joyce discusses good and bad advice she has received over the years, and how God used both to teach her and ultimately, us through her experiences.
Joyce Meyer (February-26-2021) Daily Devotional: Checks and Balances
I’ve written several times about how God will sometimes lead us through circumstances. This is certainly true, but we also need to be balanced in the way we discern God’s will. We shouldn’t only consider circumstances, but we also need peace and wisdom, which are major ways we can hear from God—we should never ignore them. A circumstance might look like an open door, but we shouldn’t walk through the door unless we have peace.
Following circumstances alone can get us into real trouble. Satan can arrange circumstances sometimes as well, but his intentions are always to distract us from God’s will, not to help us find it. Therefore, if we follow circumstances alone without listening for God’s direction through peace, wisdom, or His Word, we can be deceived.
I want to encourage you to develop the habit of doing a quick “inner check” to test the level of peace in your heart before allowing circumstances to lead us. The safest way to hear from God is to combine biblical methods of being led by the Spirit and allow them to serve as checks and balances for one another. It’s always best to consider the whole counsel of God’s Word, not merely trying to find portions of it that agree with what you already want to do.
When you take God’s Word in context, looking through it for wisdom, watching the peace level of your heart, and listening for the Holy Spirit’s voice, He’ll guide you into all truth (see John 16:13).
Prayer Starter: Father, please teach me the right way to discern what to do, and how to allow peace, wisdom, circumstances and Your Word to guide me. Thank You for the gift of Your Holy Spirit to lead me in every moment. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-25-2021) Watch Sermon: Why God Why?: Part 5. A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
Joyce Meyer (February-25-2021) Daily Devotional: True Love
Human beings crave love. When a person’s soul has been wounded, that craving for love often takes one of two forms. Some people develop hard or harsh personalities so other people won’t want to get close to them. For instance, if the wounds in a woman’s soul are related to men (or vice versa), she may make firm decisions not to trust men or not to build relationships with them at all. Others may be excessive in their desires to have a romantic relationship, to the point that they’re willing to enter one with anybody who pays attention to them. Maybe you know someone like this, who seems to go from one unhealthy relationship to the next. Or maybe you’ve been stuck in this pattern yourself, constantly thinking the next relationship will finally be the “right” one, only to find yourself disappointed.
When a person has a string of relationships that never satisfy them, two things are usually true. One, they haven’t yet found their fulfillment in God alone; and two, they haven’t yet learned what real love is. In order to stop the cycle of craving love, seeking it from a person, and being disappointed, a person’s soul needs to be healed. Part of that healing comes from first receiving God’s unconditional love, and then understanding what it really means to love and be loved by another person.
I want to share something I hope will help you in your love relationships with other people. Only God can love us perfectly, but 1 Corinthians 13, which is called “the love chapter” of the Bible, helps us understand what real love is. If someone says, “I love you,” but isn’t demonstrating the attributes of love in this chapter, you might want to think twice before believing that person and going very far in a relationship. Love is something that can be seen and felt, and it can be shown in a variety of ways. When you’re trying to discern whether someone genuinely loves you, and whether you love that person, you can use the qualities mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13 as a guide. It says that love is patient, kind, not envious, not boastful, and not arrogant or rude. It also doesn’t demand its own way and is not irritable. It doesn’t harbor resentment. Love “does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (see 1 Corinthians 13:6–7).
Love helps others; it gives and is quick to forgive. This requires intentionality and saying no to selfishness regularly. The basic qualities of love in 1 Corinthians 13 give us a great standard to help us know whether we love someone and whether they love us. Remember, only God can love you perfectly. Other people will let us down, but when we know what true love looks like, we can be wise in our relationships.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for the gift of Your perfect love, and for healing my heart. Please teach me how to spot real love in others, and help me love them the way You love me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Are You Taking The Right Medicine? - Joyce Meyer (February-24-2021). Joyce explains how to apply the Word to whatever situations we are facing!
Joyce Meyer (February-24-2021) Watch Sermon: Why God Why?: Part 4. A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
Joyce Meyer (February-24-2021) Daily Devotional: In the “Deep End”
Just like a toddler in the middle of a swimming pool can feel in over their head, at various points in our lives, all of us feel like we’re getting out of our depth. But the reality is that, without God, we’re always in over our heads.
We all face some problems that just seem too big: a job is lost, someone dies, there’s strife in our family or close relationships, or a bad report comes from the doctor. When these things happen, our temptation is to panic because we feel like we’ve lost control. But think about it—just like the child in the pool, the truth is we’ve never been in control when it comes to life’s most overwhelming moments. We’ve always been held up by the grace of God, our Father, and that won’t change. God is never out of His depth or caught off guard, so we can know that we’re just as safe in life’s “deep end” moments as we were in the kiddie pool.
No matter what we’re going through, God’s promised us to fight for us, so we can trust Him to hold us up, even when the waves get high (see Deuteronomy 20:4; Psalm 34:19).
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You that I’m safe in Your arms, even when I feel like I’m in over my head. Please help me remember that You’re always holding me by Your grace, so I can let go of fear. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-23-2021) Watch Sermon: Calm Down and Cheer Up - Part 3. Joy is part of God's plan for your life! Learn how God's Word can help you live in high spirits even when your problems persist.
Joyce Meyer (February-23-2021) Watch Message: Ask For Good News. Be the type of person who shares good news. Joyce explains why we should make a big deal out of the little stuff.
Joyce Meyer (February-23-2021) Daily Devotional: Possessing the Land
In Deuteronomy 1:2, Moses pointed out to the Israelites that it was only an 11day journey to the border of Canaan (the promised land), yet it had taken them forty years to get there. 40 years is long enough to be on any mountain!
of us find it easy to judge the Israelites harshly, but the truth is, we do the same thing they did. We keep going around and around the same mountains (issues) instead of making progress and moving forward. The result? It often takes years for us to experience victory over something that could have been dealt with quickly.
Think about it for a minute: have you spent 40 years trying to make an 11 day trip? Whatever your mountain is, begin to walk away from it today. Ask God for His grace to start moving in the right direction, and make up your mind not to quit until you’re in possession of what God has promised you: freedom (see Galatians 5:1).
Prayer Starter: Father, please show me any “mountains” I’ve been circling for too long. Thank You in advance for giving me the strength I need to start walking away from them and toward the freedom You have for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-22-2021) Watch Sermon: Calm Down and Cheer Up - Part 2. When your life feels like a storm, what should you do? Discover practical guidance from God's Word to help you stay peaceful and calm, both inside and out.
Joyce Meyer (February-22-2021) Daily Devotional: The Purpose of Faith
Oftentimes we make the mistake of expecting that our faith will get us to a place where there’s total freedom from trouble. But the purpose of faith is not always to keep us from having trouble—it’s often to carry us through trouble. If we never had any trouble, we wouldn’t need any faith.
Even when we’re tempted to run away from our problems, God says that we need to go through them. The good news is that He’s promised to stick with us all the way through them, so we’ll never have to go through anything alone. He will always be there to help us and empower us to make it through (see Philippians 2:13; 4:13). He has said to us, “Fear not, for I am with you” (see Isaiah 41:10).
As we learn to stand our ground and effectively resist the enemy, we’ll come closer to God than we ever could if we had no challenges. Whatever you’re facing right now, know that God is with you to help you, so don’t give up! If you’ll keep going, He’ll increase your faith and bring you to the other side.
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me trust You when I’m going through things that are hard or frustrating. Increase my faith so I’ll be ready for the challenges I’m about to face. Thank You for carrying me through the things I thought I’d never make it through, and for bringing me closer to You in every moment. In Jesus’ name, amen.
The Fear Of Success - Joyce Meyer (February-21-2021). We all want to succeed and God has a great plan for our life, but what happens when we're afraid of that success? Joyce answers this question and has a special word for anyone who feels like they don't deserve a blessing like this.
Joyce Meyer (February-21-2021) Watch Message: You Must Believe. Are you asking yourself all the time, "what must I do?" "what should I be doing for God?", The answer to these questions may be surprisingly easier than you expect. Take a step of faith and find out.
Joyce Meyer (February-21-2021) Watch Sermon: Calm Down and Cheer Up - Part 1. When you feel frustrated or upset, God wants you to quiet your emotions and come to Him for help. Learn how powerful God's peace can be!
Joyce Meyer (February-21-2021) Daily Devotional: Start Your Day Right
Many times the way your morning starts is the way it is going to go all day. That’s why the enemy tries so hard to get us in a bad frame of mind early in the day. Have you found the enemy trying to make you angry or worried about something—anything—to fill your mind with sour thoughts before the day has even started? Does he try to get you upset about traffic or the possibility of a long line at the bank or doctor’s office before you've even left your house?
Guess what—you can make your mind up early in the morning to enjoy each aspect of your day, whether everything goes the way you planned or not. Your mind is the battlefield. When you start to choose right thoughts early in the morning, you’ll begin to walk in more and more victory.
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me establish a pattern of thinking right in the morning, so my whole day can be better. Thank You for giving me the grace to expect good things, and for making a way for me to enjoy my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.
The Revelation That Changes Everything - Joyce Meyer (February-20-2021). If you've been a Christian for 30 years and your life is not changing, maybe you're lacking this revelation. Joyce explains below.
Joyce Meyer (February-20-2021) Watch Sermon: The Spirit Of Power. God has given you a spirit of power! And that means no matter what you are facing, God is ready to enable you to do whatever you need to right now.
Joyce Meyer (February-20-2021) Watch Message: Facing Fear In Relationships. Are there relationship that you're afraid of? Are you afraid that a relationship is falling apart? Joyce shares some encouraging words on how to walk through relationship struggles while doing it afraid.
Joyce Meyer (February-20-2021) Daily Devotional: Choosing Forgiveness
Choice = care in selecting; judgment or skill in distinguishing what is to be preferred, and in giving a preference
Our imaginations and mind prepare us for action. They can set us up for success or failure, joy or misery—the choice is up to us. If you think about your past mistakes and all the things you’ve done wrong, it will only weaken you. Guilt handicaps you as you try to enter the future God has for you, but the good news is that no matter what you’ve done in the past, you can learn to see yourself as a new creature in Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:17).
In order to overcome shame, we can make the choice to let go of our past failures. Instead of dwelling on sin, begin to praise and thank God that you’ve been forgiven. Choose to look forward in faith, not backward in guilt or condemnation (see Romans 8:1). When you do, you’ll understand the joy of being a new creation in Christ, and you’ll be able to move forward in freedom.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for paying the price for me to be totally free from condemnation. Help me let go of any guilt that might be trying to trip me up, and to choose to receive Your forgiveness today. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-19-2021) Daily Devotional: Make Friends with Yourself
Are you at peace with yourself? Since we spend more time with ourselves than we do with anyone else, not liking who we are is a major problem. After all, we cannot get away from ourselves. And if we don’t like ourselves, we usually don’t enjoy being with anyone else, either.
This was true for me. I suffered from not liking myself for many years, but I didn’t realize it. Nor did I understand that my self-rejection and self-hate were why I didn’t get along with most people, and why most people couldn’t get along with me.
The way we see ourselves is the way others will see us. We can see this principle illustrated in Numbers 13, when the 12 spies Moses sent to investigate the Promised Land came back from their scouting expedition. Ten of the spies gave a very negative report: There we saw the Nephilim [or giants], the sons of Anak, who come from the giants; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight (Numbers 13:33, AMPC).
Because 10 of the spies saw themselves as “grasshoppers,” their enemy saw them as grasshoppers, too. How can we expect others to accept us if we reject ourselves? Before we can make peace with others, we need to make peace with ourselves. And to make peace with ourselves, we need to know our identity in Christ. God’s Word assures us that we have tremendous value because of who we are—His beloved children.
What I do is not always perfect. But I still know who I am—a child of God that He loves deeply.
You have tremendous worth and value, and that will never change. You’re a treasure to God, He paid a high price to redeem you (see Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 1:19), and He has an amazing plan for your life (see Jeremiah 29:11). As you begin to believe that you are God’s precious, beloved son or daughter, that truth will bring more healing to your soul and freedom to your life than you ever thought possible.
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me to begin to see myself the way You see me—as Your treasured, deeply loved child—and help me receive Your love today. Thank You for placing such value on me that You would sacrifice Your only Son to redeem me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-18-2021) Watch Sermon: When God When?: Part 4. A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
Joyce Meyer (February-18-2021) Watch Sermon: Overcoming Discouragement - Part 2. God loves us through every mistake we make. If you're feeling discouraged, get encouraged as Joyce shares truths from God's Word.
Joyce Meyer (February-18-2021) Daily Devotional: The Leading of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit acts somewhat like a traffic signal inside of us. When we do the right things, we get a “green light” from Him, and when we do wrong things, we get a “red light.” If we’re about to get ourselves into trouble, but haven’t fully made a decision to proceed, we get a caution signal, or a “yellow light.”
The more we stop and ask God for directions, the more sensitive we become to the Holy Spirit’s signals in our hearts. Thankfully, He doesn’t scream and yell at us; He simply whispers in a still, small voice (see 1 Kings 19:12) and lets us know what we need to do. Each time we listen and obey, it becomes easier to hear Him the next time. He will always lead us to new levels of life and inner peace if we yield to Him.
I want to challenge you: when the Holy Spirit says something to you today, take action on it. Even if it doesn’t seem to make sense at first, you’ll be glad you did it.
Prayer Starter: Father, when I’m in a situation where I’m not sure whether to move forward or not, please help me hear and follow Your voice. Thank You that You have a clear direction for my life, and that You’re leading me one step at a time into Your plan. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Accept God's Correction - Joyce Meyer (February-17-2021). When God corrects us, He does so out of love, not guilt. Joyce encourages us to accept this correction and if you fall down... get up again!
Joyce Meyer (February-17-2021) Watch Sermon: When God When?: Part 3. A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
Joyce Meyer (February-17-2021) Watch Sermon: Overcoming Discouragement - Part 1. No matter what comes against you, God is here to help you overcome. Be encouraged by His Word today!
Joyce Meyer (February-17-2021) Daily Devotional: Receive God’s Gifts
What good is it to have a glass of water if we won't drink it? Our thirst won’t be quenched until we do. Jesus said, "If anyone is thirsty, let them come to Me and drink!" (see John 7:37). He said that if we have any kind of need, we are to ask Him for what we want, and then receive it. The good things of God are available to those who simply surrender themselves to Him and accept His blessings and mercy.
People often beg God for forgiveness but forget to say, "I receive that forgiveness right now; I believe I am forgiven." Mercy is a free gift. You can't earn it, you can't deserve it, and you can't buy it. The only thing you can do is receive it. Just humble yourself, accept God's forgiveness, and move forward knowing that you’re made right with Him, and He loves you.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You so much for making Your mercy, forgiveness and grace freely available to me. Please help me not to panic, but to remember and intentionally receive Your blessings today. Thank You, Jesus! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-16-2021) Watch Sermon: The Price of Progress. Do you want to see more of God's goodness in your life? Today, Joyce explains the price of progress and shares practical tips to help you succeed.
Joyce Meyer (February-16-2021) Watch Sermon: Get An Attitude Adjustment. Do you see yourself as the "Pilot" of our own life? We are the owners of the attitude we have. Here's an adjustment we can make.
Joyce Meyer (February-16-2021) Daily Devotional: Doing the Word
As a Christian, for a long time I didn’t understand that believers could know what God wanted them to do and then deliberately say no. Now, I’m not talking about those who completely turn their backs on Jesus and want nothing to do with salvation. I’m talking about those who disobey God in the seemingly little things and don’t seem to be concerned about it at all.
In verses 23 and 24, James goes on to say that if we only listen to the Word but don’t obey it, it’s like looking at our reflection in a mirror and then going away and forgetting what we saw. But a doer of the Word, he says, is like one who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience) (See James 1:25 AMPC).
Whenever Christians are faced with God’s Word, and it calls them to action but they refuse to obey, their own human reasoning is often the cause. They’ve deceived themselves into believing something other than the truth. It’s as if they think they are smarter than God.
I’ve met people who seem to think that God always wants them to feel good, and if something happens that makes them feel bad, they don’t believe it’s God’s will for them. Or they dismiss what they read in the Bible by saying, “That doesn’t make sense.”
One woman, referring to Paul’s instruction to “be unceasing in prayer” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), said that verse kept coming to her every time she prayed.
“What do you think that means?” I asked her.
“Oh, I think it means that day in and day out, we are to pray when we feel a need or when we want something.”
Her words shocked me. “What about fellowship with the Lord?” I asked. “Isn’t that a good reason? Or maybe God just wants you to spend time reading His Word and praying about what you read.”
“I have too many things to do,” she said. “That’s fine for people who like to sit and read and pray for hours every day, but that’s not the way for me.”
In our brief conversation, I learned that her decisions about obeying God’s Word depended on whether or not it was convenient for her lifestyle. When she read things in the Bible that didn’t fit with the way she lived, she explained it to herself in such a way that she convinced herself God didn’t expect her to do that.
In contrast, I remember a very dignified woman who had been a member of a traditional church most of her life. She often spoke of the noise and confusion in charismatic churches (although she’d never been to one). Then she visited one of the services where I spoke, and her heart was changed. “I couldn’t believe that God would ask me to do something like clap my hands or sing loudly or even shout. But when I saw the joy on the faces of those in the congregation and heard you quote the Bible verse that commands us to clap our hands and shout, what else could I do? That was God speaking to me.”
She had exactly the right attitude. She didn’t try to reason it out, or wonder why God had told her to take that kind of action. She believed His Word and simply obeyed, and as a result, she had a new kind of joy that she would never have experienced otherwise.
When the Bible speaks about obeying the Lord, it’s not a suggestion. His Word doesn’t ask, “Would you like to obey?” God commands us to take action by being a doer of His Word, and when we are obedient, He’s promised that we’ll be blessed.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for the instructions in Your Word. I may not always like what I read, and sometimes it’s difficult to follow You without hesitating, so please help me to trust You with what I don’t understand, and to stay obedient no matter what. Thank You for the wisdom to know how to apply Your Word to my life, for the strength to carry it out, and for the ability to honor You in every moment. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-15-2021) Watch Message: Pleasing Other People is Exhausting . This week on Better Together, Joyce Meyer discusses the realities of people pleasing. Join the conversation as Laurie Crouch, CeCe Winans, Lisa Harper, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck join Joyce Meyer to discuss how people pleasing will only lead you to exhaustion.
Joyce Meyer (February-15-2021) Daily Devotional: Are You Exhausted?
Are you excessively tired all the time, even after getting a full night’s sleep? Have you been to doctors, but they can’t find anything wrong with you? You might be experiencing some of the symptoms of burnout. Long periods of overexertion and stress can cause constant fatigue, headaches, sleeplessness, digestive problems, tension, and other issues.
Some other signals of burnout are crying, negativity, irritability, depression, cynicism, or even bitterness toward others' blessings. God established the law of resting on the seventh day to help us keep from burning out. The law of the Sabbath simply says we can work six days, but by the seventh, we need to rest and spend time worshiping God. He rested after six days of work, not because He gets tired, but so we would follow the pattern.
In Exodus 23:10-12, we read that even the land had to rest after six years, and the Israelites were told not to sow in it the seventh year. During this rest, everything recovered and prepared for future harvests. People today are often quick to argue that they can’t afford to take a day off, but I say that they can’t afford not to do it. We often hear, "I’m too busy to take a break. I would never get everything done if I did that."
My answer is, "Then you’re too busy and something needs to change in your life." When we’re too busy to follow God's instructions, we will pay the price eventually. Remember, the Bible says we reap what we sow. If we sow continual stress with no rest or time to recover, we will reap the results in our bodies, emotions, and minds. So I want to encourage you to start to take steps toward resting more. When you honor God with your time, you’ll reap the benefits of rest.
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me to be more intentional to trust You enough to rest when I need to. Thank You in advance for teaching me how to balance work and rest in a healthy way. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Behavior Modification Doesn't Work - Joyce Meyer (February-14-2021). If you've been a Christian for 30 years and your life is not changing, maybe you're lacking this revelation. Joyce explains.
Joyce Meyer (February-14-2021) Watch Sermon: Walk Out Your Healing with God. Joyce Meyer joins Matt and Laurie Crouch on TBN's Praise to discuss spiritual healing. Listen in as Bible teacher Joyce Meyer outlines her new book, Healing the Soul of a Woman, and encourages you that God can mend all your wounds as you walk with Him.
Joyce Meyer (February-14-2021) Watch Sermon: Something Good Is Going To Happen. God has a great life planned for you, and even though you may be feeling like that it'll never come, Joyce wants to encourage you to keep believing and stay in faith all the way through.
Joyce Meyer (February-14-2021) Watch Message: All Things Are Possible. With God all things are possible! Joyce encourages you with this message today. With everything we're going through in 2020 we need to hear this NOW!
Joyce Meyer (February-14-2021) Daily Devotional: Praise in Troubled Times
It’s important that we’re intentional to thank, praise, and love God both in troubled times and in good times—it might be even more important to do it then. Anyone can be thankful and joyful when things are going their way because they have lots of good emotions to support them, but when times are tough, we have to bypass how we feel and praise God in spirit.
Once after I’d finished three teaching sessions at a church, the next day I woke up with the stomach flu—not what I had planned, that’s for sure! I decided to give God extra praise and thanksgiving and tell Him I loved Him even more than usual that day, even thanking Him out loud at different times. I wasn’t grateful for the stomach flu, but I had plenty to be grateful for in the midst of it.
One benefit was that I stayed in bed all day, and that is something I almost never do! The rest was probably good for me. It also stirred up compassion in me for other people who are sick, including a few people I knew who were currently taking chemotherapy. I feel that if we can continue to praise God when our circumstances aren’t good, we are giving Him the highest kind of praise.
No matter what’s going on in your life, I want to encourage you to praise God, be thankful, and shower words of love and affection on Him. It will bring you closer to Him, and strengthen you as you go through the difficulty.
Prayer Starter: Father, I want to be more intentional to bless You at all times, both good and bad. Help me remember that I don’t have to feel like being grateful to give thanks! Thank You for always being present with me, no matter what I’m going through. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-13-2021) Watch Sermon: God Will Place You Where He Needs You. Joyce Meyer joins Matt and Laurie Crouch on TBN's Praise. They discuss how God's perfect plan for your life works out in His perfect timing. Listen in as Bible teacher Joyce Meyer reflects on her own path to live out her purpose of teaching God's Word.
Joyce Meyer (February-13-2021) Watch Message: Your Words Matter. Would you like God to speak to you today? We should raise our expectations and participate as if it's the only time we will hear from God.
Joyce Meyer (February-13-2021) Watch Message: That's All Your Getting. When you do something good, someone may notice, but that shouldn't be your motive... Joyce shares an important life experience.
Joyce Meyer (February-13-2021) Daily Devotional: God’s Love Gives Us Confidence
We never have to be afraid of God. We should have reverential fear—meaning a respectful awe—of Him, but He doesn’t want us to feel timid or lack confidence when we come to Him. The Bible tells us to come "fearlessly and confidently and boldly" to the throne of grace and make our requests known (see Hebrews 4:16). We cannot operate in boldness and fear at the same time. We may feel fear, but we don’t have to bow down or give in to it; we can approach God with confidence.
In our society today, we have an epidemic of insecurity. The world is full of people who lack confidence, but thankfully as God’s children, we don’t have to be one of them. Our confidence comes from Christ alone and His love for us, not from anything we’ve done or not done. The Bible says we should put no confidence in the flesh (see Philippians 3:3), but be bold and courageous in Christ.
Begin to believe today that from now on you’ll step out in faith to do whatever He asks you to do. Don't draw back in fear and timidity, but go all the way through to the finish of each task.
Prayer Starter: Father, please set me free from any insecurities or lack of confidence that’s held me back. Thank You that I can always come boldly to You and ask for anything I need, and thank You for equipping me to do everything You’ve asked me to do with excellence. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-12-2021) Daily Devotional: God Speaks So He Can Help Us
When God speaks to you about an issue that needs to be dealt with in your life, don’t put it off. You can trust that His anointing—the power and ability of the Holy Spirit—is there to break the enemy’s grip on you. If you put off confronting the problem until you want to deal with it, it may be much harder than it would have been if you’d confronted it when God first led you to.
We often want to do things in our own timing, and we struggle and struggle because it’s not anointed by God at the time we’re trying to deal with it. For example, there are times when I feel like I want to confront an issue with an employee, but I know that it would be wiser for me to pray about it for a while and let God prepare that person’s heart. When I follow God’s timetable, I always have His anointing to get it done. I have learned to deal with issues when God wants to deal with them and leave them alone when He wants me to wait. I’ve also had the frustrating experience of trying over and over to change myself without waiting on God’s help and timing. God’s anointing must be present for anything to work right in our lives.
When God convicts us about something that needs to change in our lives, that means He’s prepared us to face it. We may not feel like we’re ready, but we can trust that His timing is perfect and His anointing is there to break the yoke that’s hindering our full freedom. I’ve learned to say, “Lord, I may not feel ready, but if You say the time is now then I trust that Your power is with me; help me be obedient to You.” As you step out in faith to deal with issues, you’ll find that God’s wisdom, grace, power, and ability that you need are right there to empower you.
Prayer Starter: Lord, please help me hear Your voice and to do each thing You ask me to do in the right timing. Thank You for giving me the anointing and grace I need to grow today! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-11-2021) Watch Sermon: From Test to Testimony - Part 2. Don't keep God's goodness to yourself! Today, Joyce encourages you to turn your everyday tests into meaningful testimonies you can share.
Joyce Meyer (February-11-2021) Daily Devotional: Moving Forward
An important aspect of the healing of our soul is finding the courage to move beyond our pain. We may not be able to avoid all the hurts we face in life, but we can decide that we won’t let them keep us from moving ahead. Sometimes when we’re deeply wounded, we are tempted for various reasons to stay stuck in the pain, even though we can see that life is moving forward all around us. We can join in and go with what’s happening now, or we can stay behind, stuck in bitterness, resentment, hard-heartedness, and pain.
There are countless reasons why people stay stuck in their pain. Maybe the wound has become their identity, or they use it to get attention. Maybe they fear they’ll fail if they try to do something new. Maybe they don’t feel strong enough to move forward, or maybe their self-image has been damaged to the point that they have no confidence in themselves and no confidence that God will take care of them if they move into something new. We can always choose to stay in our pain, but that will not lead to the good things God has for us. Jesus died to give us a life of abundance, but we can choose whether to embrace it or not. If we want what He has for us, we have to make the choice to move beyond our pain and risk following Him.
I once saw a movie about a very talented woman who suffered such deep wounds in her soul that she completely withdrew from life and from other people. After a stay in a mental health facility, she literally parked her van in someone’s driveway and lived in it for the rest of her life. The movie was a powerful picture of what can happen to people who either don’t know how to, or will not deal with their pain, leave the past behind, and move ahead.
God will never park us in our pain or leave us there, and I hope we never allow ourselves to park in it either. He is always calling us forward. He never leaves us alone to figure out how to move ahead on our own. He makes the path clear to us and leads us, as Isaiah 48:17 says, in the way that we should go. He promises to bring hope, healing, strength, and restoration to our lives if we’ll believe His Word and trust Him to lead us. Plenty of people in the Bible chose to leave their pasts behind and follow God into something new. And you can too!
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me not to park in a place of pain, but to work with You and let You heal my heart. Thank You for empowering me to move forward. In Jesus’ name, amen.
How Is Faith Released? - Joyce Meyer (February-10-2021). Joyce explains three ways to release your faith. Watch above!
Joyce Meyer (February-10-2021) Watch Sermon: From Test to Testimony - Part 1. Do you feel like you're going through a tough test? Be encouraged as Joyce shares how God can turn your test into a testimony!
Live 2 Love. Part 4 - Joyce Meyer podcast (February-10-2021). A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
Joyce Meyer (February-10-2021) Watch Sermon: Increase Your Happiness - Part 3. You can't please everyone! Discover the peace that's possible when you decide to be led by God's Word, and to live by His grace.
Joyce Meyer (February-10-2021) Daily Devotional: Changing Yourself
Back in the Garden of Eden, Satan tempted Eve first, and then used her to tempt Adam, and women have gotten a bad rap ever since. I believe Adam should have stepped up to the plate and refused to do what Eve was tempting him to do, instead of doing it and then blaming her for the mess they were in. After all, God did create Adam first, and Adam was the one who first heard His command not to eat fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
I’m sure Adam told Eve about God’s command, but it certainly wasn’t her fault that he didn’t use self-control when temptation came. Actually, the Bible says that sin came into the world through one man, Adam (see Romans 5:12; 1 Corinthians 15:21–22). I am not making excuses for Eve here—she also made a wrong choice and needed to take responsibility for her part, but she was not the sole cause of sin and death coming into the world.
Unfortunately, men and women have blamed each other for creating problems since the Garden of Eden. It’s time for a change. Let’s learn to let go of the blame game and work together in unity to build the kingdom of God, because we’ve all received His forgiveness, and we’re all one in Christ (see Galatians 3:26-29).
Prayer Starter: Father, I’m sick of playing the blame game in my relationships, and I know the solution starts with me taking responsibility for what I do. I can’t change others, but please help me to change myself, and to live in unity with people so Your kingdom can grow. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Live 2 Love. Part 3 - Joyce Meyer podcast (February-09-2021). The Enemy wants us to believe lies. Joyce teaches how we can actively defend ourselves against deception.
Joyce Meyer (February-09-2021) Watch Sermon: Increase Your Happiness - Part 2. God wants us to depend on Him for our happiness. Discover practical ways to increase your joy, peace and contentment each day. March 04 2021, Thursday
Joyce Meyer (February-09-2021) Watch Message: Proper Perspectives. Our perspective of how we see things is very important. This story should paint the perfect picture for you.
Joyce Meyer (February-09-2021) Daily Devotional: The Real Thing
When people learn you're a Christian, they want to know if you’re "for real." Many people have tried religion or church, and had a bad experience with someone who wasn’t really reflecting Jesus in their attitude or actions. God is making His appeal to the world through us (see 2 Corinthians 5:20), which is why it’s so important for us to love people like Jesus does.
Do you know anyone who just lights up a room? Like that person, Christians who let the light of Jesus shine through their love for people can change the whole atmosphere around them. Unbelievers should feel something different (in a good way) about us—even if they don't understand why.
Wherever you go today, aim to be salt and light (see Matthew 5:16), so those around you will know that your relationship with Jesus is the real thing, and that His love is for them, too.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for equipping me to love people like Jesus today. Please help me reflect You well in everything I say and do, so the people in my path can eventually find You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-08-2021) Watch Message: What Are You Watching? Joyce is out of words for a moment. Find out why.
Joyce Meyer (February-08-2021) Daily Devotional: Combating Fear with Prayer
Fear attacks everyone. It’s one of the enemy’s biggest ways of trying to keep us from enjoying the life Jesus died to give us. If we give in to fear, we open the door for the enemy and close the door to God.
But rather than give in to fear, we can learn to boldly confess that God is our Helper, our Refuge, and our Stronghold. The Bible teaches us to watch and pray so we won’t give in to fear. Matthew 26:41 says: All of you must keep awake (give strict attention, be cautious and active) and watch and pray, that you may not come into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
This passage is reminding us to watch ourselves, and to be watching for the attacks that the enemy launches against our minds and emotions. When these attacks are detected, the best thing we can do is to pray immediately, because it's when we pray that power is released in our lives— not when we file it away to pray about later.
I encourage you to watch and pray about everything, because I truly believe that will produce more joy and peace in your everyday life. In order to live in real freedom, we need to dedicate ourselves to prayer. When we do, God’s presence increases in our lives, and His perfect love drives out fear (see 1 John 4:18).
Prayer Starter: Father, please teach me to watch and pray, and help me respond right when fear tries to come against me. Thank You for being my refuge no matter what, and for driving fear out of my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-07-2021) Watch Sermon: The Fear Of Rejection. Rejection is painful and the fear of it is a terrible thing to endure. Watch as Joyce shares her experience of going through rejection and the lessons she learned on the other side.
Joyce Meyer (February-07-2021) Watch Sermon: Increase Your Happiness - Part 1. Your happiness is important to God. Learn how His Word guides us to toward happiness, and how you can overcome the habit of negativity.
Joyce Meyer, Myles Monroe & Joel Osteen - Motivation: WHY YOU SHOULD NOT GIVE UP! Have you ever wanted to give up? Have you ever wanted to end it all? You need to watch this video. Why you should not give up. DON’T DO IT! It’s not worth it! Your pain is the key to unlock the new life you have ahead. The new life in the future, that you haven’t seen yet. Don’t think this pain will last forever. It won’t. Hold on. Your time it’s coming GUARANTEED!!
Joyce Meyer (February-07-2021) Watch Message: Pray Bold Prayers. Joyce encourages you to get bold in your prayers!
Joyce Meyer (February-07-2021) Daily Devotional: Guilt and Forgiveness.
When Jesus died on the cross, He didn’t only pay for our forgiveness, but He paid the price to free us from guilt as well. When we acknowledge or admit our sin to God, telling Him everything, refusing to hide our sin, we’re able to receive His gift of grace. Confession is good for the soul; it allows us to let go of heavy burdens that are caused by guilty secrets.
The feeling of guilt doesn’t always go away instantly, but we can choose to take God at His Word and say, “I am forgiven, and every trace of guilt has been removed from my record.” When we live by the truth of God’s Word, eventually our feelings will catch up with our decisions.
Let’s say it together: I receive what Christ did for me. I am forgiven; all my guilt has been removed, so I can move forward freely!
Prayer Starter: Father, today I choose to receive Your gift of forgiveness. Thank You that I can move forward knowing that You’ve already carried my guilt, so I can let it go. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-06-2021) Watch Sermon: Experience God's Blessings. Defeating the enemy in your life, experiencing God's blessings, doing hard things even when you don't feel like it, you don't have to feel like doing everything you do, deeper levels of spiritual maturity, be obedient to God no matter how hard it is.
Joyce Meyer (February-06-2021) Watch Message: There Is Life In The Word Of God. If you have been confused about how the power of God might be working in your life...this is a great example from Joyce...
Joyce Meyer (February-06-2021) Daily Devotional: You Are Forgiven
Forgiven = pardoned; remitted
There were many instances in the Old Testament of God’s anger when His people, the Israelites, would complain, disobey, and worship idols and false gods. But the amazing thing is how quickly God completely forgave them—He restored all of His benefits to them as soon as they turned back to Him.
Maybe today you feel like God is angry with you. I have good news for you: He is not! His anger was removed from us through the sacrificial death of Jesus (see Romans 5:9), so when we come to Him humbly, He freely gives us His grace (see 1 Peter 5:5). God understands your weaknesses, and He’s ready and willing to forgive your sins. He knows that all of us succumb to temptations and wrong behavior at times, and He’s also a compassionate, loving Father who has provided for our forgiveness in Christ. All we need to do is ask for it, receive it, and move forward knowing we’re made right with Him.
God knew that we could never get to a point where we did everything right; that’s why He sent Jesus to pay the price for our redemption. He is not mad at you, so you can be free to accept and walk in His forgiveness today!
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for making a way for all my sins to be paid for, and for giving me the grace I need to live a godly life. Please help me remember that You’re not mad at me, but I can always come to You for help. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-05-2021) Daily Devotional: You Can Trust God’s Timing
One of the biggest mistakes we make as believers is forgetting that God’s timing rarely matches our timing. We think and plan in earthly terms, and God thinks and plans in eternal terms. We often want what feels good right now, what produces immediate results, but God is willing to be patient and deliberate as He invests in us over a longer period of time to produce results far better and longer lasting than we can imagine.
Just as our children try to talk us into giving them what they want, we sometimes do the same with God. He loves us even more than we love our children, though, and He loves us too much to give us what we want before we’re ready for it. God sees and understands things we can’t see or understand. He knows something born prematurely might struggle to survive, so He waits until He knows everything is fully developed and prepared for the arrival of our dreams.
Without trusting God, we’ll never experience satisfaction and enjoyment in life—we’ll always be striving to “make things happen” within our timeline. We need to remember He not only has the best plan for our lives, but He also knows the perfect timing for each aspect of those plans. Fighting and resisting the timing of God is equivalent to fighting and resisting His will, so we need to learn to trust His timing. God is working, often in ways we cannot see, to bring His plans to pass in our lives in the best possible ways. We can relax, enjoy the ride, and trust that He is working everything out as we’re waiting.
You can trust that God is working on His plan for your life; He is preparing it for you, and you for it. His plan may not come on your timetable, but the arrival of your dream is coming. Just have a seat (trust in Him, enter His rest), and when the time is precisely right, He’ll call your name.
Prayer Starter: Jesus, please help me let go of trying to make things happen that only You can do, and to remember that You’re working things out for my good because You see the full picture. Thank You for working to bring about the dreams You’ve placed in my heart, and for giving me grace to trust You in the meantime. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-04-2021) Watch Sermon: What Is True Love: Part 4. A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
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Joyce Meyer (February-03-2021) Watch Sermon: What Is True Love - Part 3. A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
Joyce Meyer (February-03-2021) Daily Devotional: Your Shield of Faith.
In years past, soldiers protected themselves with shields, and in Ephesians 6:16, the Bible introduces us to the armor of God, and specifically “the shield of faith.” Since shields provide protection, faith must be a way to protect ourselves when the enemy attacks. We’re so grateful that God has given us a defense system; however, just like with an actual shield, His shield is only effective when we raise it up. It won’t help us if it’s on the ground or by our side.
When the enemy attacks us with frustrating circumstances or thoughts that cause us to feel afraid, we should immediately lift up the shield of faith. The way we do that is by deciding that to trust God instead of trying to figure out our own way to solve the problem.
It’s helpful to say out loud, “I trust God in this situation!” Say it as firmly as you can, with conviction. Jesus fought Satan’s lies by quoting the truth of Scripture (see Luke 4), and we can do the same to lift up our shield of faith.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You that Your Word is a powerful shield. Teach me how to use it effectively against everything the enemy tries to throw my way. Help me keep my faith solidly built on Your Word and Your promises for my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.
What Is True Love: Part 2 - Joyce Meyer podcast (February-02-2021). A 15-minute teaching applying practical principles from God's Word to everyday life.
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