Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: Change
Joyce Meyer (August-18-2022) Daily Devotion: How to Experience Real Change.
Change does not come through struggle, our effort without God, frustration, self-hate, self- rejection, or guilt and condemnation. Real positive change in our lives comes as a result of having our minds renewed by the Word of God and by trusting Him to work in us according to His will. God, Who began a good work in you, will complete it (see Philippians 1:6).
As we agree with God and really believe that what He says is true, it gradually begins to manifest in us. We start to think differently, then talk differently, and finally act differently. This is something that happens in stages, so we can be patient with ourselves as we’re growing and learning. Even in the middle of the process, we can have a thankful attitude that says, “God is changing me little by little, and I can enjoy who I am even while He’s working.”
Prayer Starter: Father, please show me where I need to agree with You so I can experience the freedom You have for me and become the person You’ve made me to be. Thank You for completing the work You’ve started in me! In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Joyce Meyer (July-08-2020) Sermon: The Process of Change - Part 2. Are you ready for the good things God has in store for you? Today, Joyce answers questions from viewers to help you become all God wants you to be.
Joyce Meyer (July-06-2020) Sermon: The Process of Change - Part 1. Even when we want to change, the process can be scary and intimidating. Learn how to trust God and stay peaceful during your personal transformation.
Joyce Meyer (June-22-2020) Daily Devotion: Change Is a Process.
Change doesn’t come easily. I’ll never forget about one lady who approached me after I finished teaching many years ago. In exasperation, she put her hands on her hips and said, “I want my money back!” Naturally, I was pretty surprised and I asked, “What do you mean, you want your money back?” She said, “Joyce, I gave to your ministry and I’ve been doing this stuff you say to do for two whole weeks and nothing’s changed!”
In hindsight, it’s pretty comical, but in the moment I was explaining to this woman that’s not the way it works, it was challenging. She left frustrated because she wanted an instant fix, but that’s not what God offers us. Change always takes time. And patience is required to successfully work through the process of getting the result you want. When you were saved, you stepped onto a road that led you to a lifelong journey of change. And our lives are changed through God’s Word (see James 1: 21– 25).
If you want to live in close, intimate fellowship with God, make the decision to be a lifetime follower and learner. Read His Word. Listen to teachings about the Word. There is nothing better than getting the Word of God into your heart . . . it’s the most important part of the process. The Bible says we inherit the promises of God through faith and patience (see Hebrews 6:12), and faith comes by hearing God’s Word (see Romans 10:17). As you spend time in God’s Word and stay patient with yourself, you will see the change you’re longing for!
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me to stay in Your Word daily, and to be patient with myself as I’m learning. Thank You for changing me! In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Be a Part of the Change - Jonathan Evans. Jonathan joins Trent Dunham on the The Dunham Podcast for a moving conversation in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. As Jonathan walks out his Kingdom calling in his own unique way, he challenges us to be leaders, not reactors, in the racial tensions of our day. He shares the importance of awareness, action, and God’s call to be uncomfortable with injustice.
Joyce Meyer (May-20-2022) Daily Devotion: Change Your Words.
In today’s scripture, Solomon made a decision about how he would talk, and we should do the same thing. Just like we can direct our thoughts, we can also direct our words with God’s help; we can choose to speak excellent, positive things.
Our words affect us, the people around us, and even what God is able to do for us. You can’t have a negative mouth and a positive life; it just won’t work. In 1 Peter 3:10, the apostle Peter teaches us that if we want to enjoy life and see good days—even in the middle of trials—we have to keep our words free of evil. That means we need to choose to speak God-honoring, life-giving words that push us in the direction we want to go.
What kind of life do you want? Do you want an excellent life? If so, then you need to be speaking excellent words. As you’re intentional to change your words, you will change your life!
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me to choose life-giving words today. Thank You for giving me such a great example to follow in Your Word! In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Joel Osteen - Sermon: Stay Open for Change. Change is one of the most difficult things we all face, but it is through change that God births new dreams, plans and opportunities. Isaiah 43:19 (NLT) “For I am about to do something new.” Part of receiving the new is letting go of the old. If you are going to see God’s increase, recognize when the winds are shifting. Don’t hold on to something when God is trying to birth something new. Remember, on the other side of change is a new season of favor, increase and abundance!