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 (September-25-2021) Watch Sermon: Thoughts On Generosity. If we live our lives to give...and not get, we will be living an abundant, happy life! Here's a practical life lesson from Joyce.
Joyce Meyer (September-25-2021) Daily Devotional: Overcoming Failure with Faith
God's Word encourages us to have an active faith, and by doing so we shut the door to laziness, procrastination, and passivity. You are more powerful than you may realize. God has given you free will, and that means you can decide to act on, think, and speak what is right, and nothing can stop you.
It takes time to train yourself to think, speak, and act positively, and you may not succeed every day. If you realize you have failed, don't waste time being discouraged; just pick up where you left off and begin again. Be kind to yourself because beating yourself up for every mistake is just the result of another negative thought that needs to be eliminated.
When you decide to act in favor of God's ways, He always joins forces with you for assured victory.
Prayer Starter: Father, help me to walk in active faith to overcome any and all failures. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (September-24-2021) Daily Devotional: The Path to True Success
Our ultimate success and value in life is not found in climbing what the world calls the ladder of success. Our success is not in a job promotion, a bigger house, a better-looking car, or elite social circles.
True success is knowing God and the power of His resurrection. It’s knowing that He loves you unconditionally and that you are made acceptable in Jesus, the Beloved Son of God, Who died for you, to pay for your sins.
Real success is allowing God to help you be the best you can be, but never having to be better than someone else to prove that you are valuable.
Prayer Starter: Lord Jesus, I know you more and the power of Your resurrection! Thank You for loving me unconditionally. In Your name I pray, amen.
Joyce Meyer (September-23-2021) Watch Message: Healing After Abuse. Don’t let the pain of abuse keep you from living in God's fullness for your life! Listen as Joyce Meyer reveals the key aspects of healing from her own personal healing journey!
Joyce Meyer (September-23-2021) Daily Devotional: The Stepping Stones to Your Success
We all want to succeed in life. No one sets out to fail or wants to fail. But I do believe failure can be an important steppingstone on the way to success. Failure certainly teaches us what not to do, which is often as important as knowing what we are to do! So called failure is all about how we look at it.
I have often pondered why some people do great things with their lives while others do little or nothing at all. I know that the outcome of our lives is dependent not only upon God but also upon something in us. Each of us must decide if we will reach down deep inside and find the courage to press past fear, mistakes, mistreatment at the hands of others, seeming injustices, and all the challenges life presents. This is not something anyone else can do for us; we must do it ourselves.
I want to encourage you to take responsibility for your life and its outcome. What will you do with what God has given you? I truly believe God gives everyone equal opportunity. He said, "I have set before you life and death . . . choose life." Fear is in the category of death; faith and progress fill us with life. It is your choice, and I believe you will make the right one!
What have you succeeded at that took many steps to get to victory? There is no such thing as failure if you simply refuse to quit. Trust God to teach you through each steppingstone on your way to success.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank you for each and every success I have experienced. Help me to see the steppingstones as a means to the positive end result. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (September 22 2021) Daily Devotional: Getting the Most Out of Your Marriage
I wonder how many millions of people think, I just don’t feel the way I once did about my spouse. I wish I still felt excited about our marriage—that the romantic feelings would come back. This is when we need to remember: wishing does not do any good; only action changes things.
If you don’t feel you are getting anything out of your marriage, perhaps you are not putting enough into it. We usually give our spouses the unfair and unrealistic responsibility of making us happy rather than being grateful for them and choosing to make them happy. In the process, selfishness causes both of you to be unhappy. But you can change that! If you want your marriage or any other relationship to improve, just start being grateful for that person and try to bless them every chance you get.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for my spouse and for their unique gifts and abilities. Help me to appreciate them and focus on their strengths. Today, I choose to be a blessing and let You take care of everything else, amen.
Joyce Meyer - Watch Sermon: A Candid Conversation About Sex. Sex can be difficult to talk about, even within a marriage. Join Joyce for a conversation that can help you and your spouse strengthen your level of intimacy.
Joyce Meyer (September-21-2021) Daily Devotional: The Grace of God Leads to Victory
If you want victory over something, prepare yourself to work at it and for it. But it is not a matter of depending on yourself or winning at life through your own determination. God gives us grace to do good works. But grace doesn't mean that our human flesh gets a free ride while we just lie down and go to sleep.
You are made for good works, to be a servant of righteousness. You are built to take responsibility, and God will help you accomplish all He gives you to do. He set you free from the bondage of sin so that you can conform to His divine will in thought, purpose, and action (see Romans 6:18).
Victory in life—and winning your unique battles—is achieved through God's grace, but you have to choose to trust Him every step of the way.
Prayer Starter: Father, I choose to trust You in everything I do…but I will need Your help in this, just like everything in life. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (September-20-2021) Daily Devotional: The Invitation
Suppose we receive a package from an overnight carrier. After we open it, we stare at a beautiful, oversized envelope, with our name written on it in exquisite calligraphy. Inside, the invitation starts with these words: You are invited to enjoy a life filled with misery, worry and, confusion.
Which one of us would say yes to such an outrageous invitation? Don't we seek the kind of life that keeps us free from such pain and distractions? Yet many of us choose such a life. Not that we blatantly make that choice, but we sometimes surrender even temporarily to Satan's invitation. His attack is ongoing and relentless—the devil is persistent! Our enemy bombards our minds with every weapon at his disposal every day of our lives.
We are engaged in a warfare that rages and never stops. We can put on the whole armor of God, halt the evil one's advances, and stand fast on the Word of God, but we won't put a complete end to the war. As long as we are alive, our minds remain Satan's battlefield. Most of our problems are rooted in thinking patterns that produce the problems we experience. This is where Satan triumphs—he offers wrong thinking to all of us. This isn't a new trick devised for our generation; he began his deceptive ways in the Garden of Eden. The serpent asked the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden? (Genesis 3:la). That was the first attack on the human mind. Eve could have rebuked the tempter; instead, she told him God would let them eat from the trees, but not from one particular tree. They couldn't even touch that tree, because if they did, they would die.
But the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die, For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity (vs. 4-5). This was the first attack, and it resulted in Satan's first victory What we often miss about temptation and the battle our enemy levels against us is that it comes to us deceptively. Suppose he had said to the woman, "Eat of the fruit. You'll bring misery, anger, hatred, bloodshed, poverty, and injustice into the world."
Eve would have recoiled and run away He tricked her because he lied and told her what would appeal to her.
Satan promised, You will be like God. You'll know good and evil. What a marvelous appeal to the woman. He wasn't tempting Eve to do something bad—or at least he phrased it in such a way that what she heard sounded good.
That's always the appeal of sin or satanic enticement. The temptation is not to do evil or to cause harm or bring injustice. The lure is that we will gain something.
Satan's temptation worked on Eve. And when the woman saw that the tree was good (suitable, pleasant) for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave some also to her husband, and he ate (3:6).
Eve lost the first battle for the mind, and we have continued to fight for it since that time. But because we have the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we can win our battle for the mind—and our battles in life—and we can keep on winning.
Prayer Starter: Victorious God, help me resist the onslaughts of Satan, who attacks my mind and makes evil seem good. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Joyce Meyer (September-19-2021) Watch Sermon: Use As Prescribed. God has the medicine for anything that we are facing. Go to God's medicine cabinet today and get the help you need.