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 (January-27-2023) Daily Devotional: One Day at a Time.
God helps us as we put our trust in Him, not as we worry and fret about how we are going to solve our future problems. When we use today to worry about tomorrow, we end up wasting today. It is useless. Instead, we can come to God, trusting His provision, one day at a time.
Our walk with God is called a “daily walk” for a reason: We need His help every day.
We can get out of debt, exercise, lose weight, graduate from college, parent a special needs child, or be successful at anything we need to do if we will put our trust in God and take life one day at a time. Jesus said not to worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow would have sufficient trouble of its own (see Matthew 6:34).
Prayer of the Day: Father, I trust You to grant me strength to face every difficulty I encounter. Help me keep a good attitude, filled with Your Holy Spirit, and always be thankful in every situation, amen.
Joyce Meyer - Watch Sermon: If I Could Do It Again - Part 2. Enjoying Everyday Life.
It's hard to face the truth about yourself. Today on Enjoying Everyday Life, Joyce Meyer shares some of the benefits of taking responsibility for your actions in order to grow in your relationship with Christ.
Watch Joyce Meyer: Trust in God's Timing - You Don't Have to Do Everything Overnight. Joyce Meyer joins Matt and Laurie Crouch on TBN's Praise to discuss how to finish well. Listen as she teaches that you don't have to achieve all of your goals overnight - trust in God's timing!
Joyce Meyer (January-26-2023) Daily Devotional: No Regrets.
Regret is ruining the lives of countless people by stealing their joy. Certainly, you have things you wish you had done differently. But there is no sense becoming burdened with regret over something you have no power to change at the present time. You need to understand this is the way the devil works. God will warn you so you can change your mind before you make a mistake. Satan waits until it’s too late, when you can no longer do anything about it, and then tries to heap regret and condemnation on you. Don’t allow Satan to steal from you any longer. Ask God for forgiveness, learn from your mistakes, and leave your regrets in the past!
Prayer of the Day: Father, thank You for showing me ways to avoid living in regret. In Your name, Father, I bind Satan and refuse to allow him to heap condemnation on me. I ask forgiveness for my mistakes and choose to leave them in the past. Please help me move on, amen.
Joyce Meyer - Watch Sermon: If I Could Do It Again - Part 1. Today on Enjoying Everyday Life, Joyce Meyer answers the question, "If I could go back and do it again, what would I change?" Her answers might surprise you.
Joyce Meyer (January-25-2023) Daily Devotional: Be Thankful at All Times.
Some people are very thankful for every little thing that is done for them, while others are never satisfied, no matter how much is done on their behalf. Be grateful for the lessons you’ve learned, especially the hard ones because we tend to learn the most during tough times.
Choose to be a grateful person—one filled with gratitude not only toward God, but also toward people. When someone does something nice for you, let that person know you appreciate it.
Meditate daily on all the things you have to be thankful for. Speak them to the Lord in prayer, and as you do, you will find your heart filling up with His peace, love, and joy. I believe thankful people are happy people, so go ahead and increase your joy today by being thankful.
Prayer of the Day: Father, thank You for being with me through the tough times and for the lessons I’ve learned along the way. Thank You for putting people in my life you have helped me in the past and continue to help me now. I love You, and thank You for my many blessings, amen.
Joyce Meyer (January-24-2023) Daily Devotional: Simple, Confident Prayer.
It is important to develop confidence in simple, believing prayer. We need the confidence that even if we just say, “God, help me,” He hears and will answer. We can depend on God to be faithful to do what we have asked Him to do, as long as our request is in accordance with His will. The Holy Spirit is called our Helper, and He delights in helping us.
Too often we get caught up in our own works concerning prayer. Sometimes we try to pray so long, loud, and eloquently that we lose sight of the fact that prayer is simply conversation with God. The length or loudness or eloquence of our prayer is not the issue; what is important is the sincerity of our heart and the confidence we have that God hears and will answer us.
Prayer of the Day: I thank You today, Father, that prayer doesn’t have to be long and complicated. You hear even my short, heartfelt prayers. I am grateful that I can have a continuous conversation with You all through the day, and that You hear and answer me.
Joyce Meyer (January-23-2023) Daily Devotional: Pray Prayers God Can Answer.
Learning how to pray prayers God can answer is very important. I spent lots of years in my morning prayers telling the Lord what I needed Him to do for me, but finally I learned to also pray: "God, what can I do for You today?" We are Christ's ambassadors, His partners in helping people and bringing them to know Him.
I would like to suggest something for you to add to your daily prayers. Each day, ask God what you can do for Him. Then as you go through your day, watch for opportunities to do what you believe Jesus would do if He were still on earth in bodily form. He lives in you now if you are a Christian, and you are His ambassador, so make sure you represent Him well.
Recently, I was asking God to help a friend who was going through a very difficult time. She needed something, so I asked God to provide it. To my surprise, His answer to me was, "Stop asking Me to meet the need; ask Me to show you what you can do."
I have become aware that I often ask God to do things for me when He wants me to do those things myself. He doesn't expect me to do anything without His help, but neither will He do everything for me while I sit idly by.
God wants us to be open to being involved. He wants us to use our resources to help people, and if what we have isn't enough to meet their needs, then we can encourage others to get involved so that together we can do what needs to be done.
I encourage you to pray prayers God can answer. You and He are partners, and He wants to work with and through you.
Prayer of the Day: Father, please show me what I can do for You and help me trust in and depend on You to give me the creativity and the resources to do it, amen.
Joyce Meyer (January-22-2023) Daily Devotional: Taking the Time for Gratitude.
Throughout the Bible, we see people celebrating progress and victory in a variety of ways. One of those ways was to specifically take the time to give an offering to God and to thank Him. Noah did it. Abraham did it. And we can do it too.
We would quickly add a lot of celebration time to our lives if we would take the time to give thanks when God does amazing things for us. An attitude of gratitude shows a lot about the character of a person. It keeps God first, knowing that He is the source of every blessing we receive. Gratitude is never about feeling entitled—it’s an attitude that says, “I know I don’t deserve God’s goodness, but I am sure grateful for it.”
Prayer of the Day: Father, I am thankful that You have blessed me with so many good things in my life. Today, I take time to meditate on Your goodness and thank You for Your blessings.
Joyce Meyer (January-21-2023) Daily Devotional: Set Priorities.
Be determined to enjoy the abundant life that Jesus Christ desires for you to have. The devil will always try to set you up to get upset. The busy activities of today's society can make life seem like a blur. Most people have a lot of stress, continuous pressure, and really too much to do.
Set priorities. Start your day with God. Be determined to follow His lead all day, and you will en¬joy every day of your life—not just on weekends, vacations, or sunny days when the weather's perfect. Walking with God will give you pleasure and relaxation even when things aren't going your way.
Prayer of the Day: Father, I am grateful that Jesus came so that I might have abundant life. When the day is stressful and my joy feels low, help me to remember that You have promised I can enjoy my life. Thank You for the joy, peace, and security I find in You.