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Joyce Meyer (February-23-2020) Sermon: Hindrances to Seeking God. Hope you guys enjoy this beautiful sermon Hindrances to Seeking God
Joyce Meyer (February-22-2020) Motivation: Let Your Faith Be Greater Than Your Fear. Joyce brings this inspiring message of hope to the people of New Delhi, India.
Joyce Meyer (February-23-2020) Podcast: What Makes You Confident? | Episode 02. Have you ever gone through something that made you question who you were or what you were doing in life? Has your confidence or self-worth ever been rocked to the core? This week the girls dig in deep! Find out what the most painful words Erin ever heard from her husband were and how they came out stronger. And don’t miss Jai’s story about her first big girl job including a slurpy run!
Joyce Meyer (February-22-2020) Daily Devotion: Do Your Best with What You Have.
How do you feel about your life? Do you like it, love it, and enjoy it, or do you hate it and wish you had a different one than you have? Do you look at other people and their lives and wish you were them and had their lives? Do you want to look the way they look, own what they own, have their career or their family? Or are you happy with the life God has given you?
In the Bible, wanting what others have is called coveting, and it’s forbidden by God. He even included it in the Ten Commandments. You are never going to have anyone else's life, so wanting it is a waste of time. You won't look like them, either, so learn to do the best you can with what you have to work with.
I have adopted a new phrase lately, and it is helping me to deal with reality and not waste my time being upset about things I cannot do anything about. I have been saying, "It is what it is!" Somehow, that is a reality check for me, and I quickly realize I need to deal with things the way they are, not the way I wish they were.
Nobody has a perfect life, and it is entirely possible that if you want someone else's life, they are busy wanting someone else's, too; perhaps they even want your life. Unknown people want to be movie stars, and movie stars want privacy. The regular employee wants to be the boss, and the boss wishes he did not have so much responsibility. A single woman wants to be married, and sometimes a married woman wishes she were single.
Contentment with life is not a feeling, but it is a decision we must make. Contentment does not mean that we never want to see change or improvement, but it does mean we can be happy where we are and will do the best we can with what we have. It also means we will maintain an attitude that allows us to enjoy the gift of life.
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me to be content, to make the most of where I am, and to trust You to provide what I need. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-21-2020) Podcast: Consider Yourself One of the Confident Girls | Episode 01. Joyce and the girls get together for the very first episode of the new Talk It Out podcast! You’ll hear a bit about each of them—laugh a lot—and why studying the Word of God with your girlfriends is so important. Joyce also shares her heart about being confident, even when we’re not feeling it...and find out why the fire department was called to her house. Grab your girlfriends and join us!
Joyce Meyer (February-21-2020) The Power of Being Thankful - Teaching 3. What are you looking forward to? Here's something you can have right now. It's a promise!
Joyce Meyer (February-21-2020) Daily Devotion: The Warfare of Love.
One of the most amazing things I’ve learned, something that still thrills my soul, is that love is actually spiritual warfare. This truth makes spiritual warfare fun, because loving people can be so much fun!
First Peter 4:8 teaches us to have intense love for one another. The King James Version uses the word “fervent.” The original word in Greek means “to be hot; to boil.” Our love walk needs to be hot, on fire and boiling over, not lukewarm, cold or barely noticeable.
If we are hot enough with love, Satan won’t be able to handle us. We might say we’re “too hot to handle.” Have you ever microwaved something for too long and couldn’t get it out because it was too hot to handle? That’s the way we should want to be.
On fire with love—and too much for the devil to handle!
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for loving me. Help me to follow Your example and extend Your love those around me. Thank You that regardless of how people may act toward me, I can love them with Your perfect, unconditional love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-20-2020) Daily Devotion: We Need Each Other.
We need each other in the body of Christ. Men and women need each other, different churches and denominations need each other. No one can go it alone—we were all designed by God to work together. Like one body with many parts, we all have different purposes that fit together in His ultimate plan (Ephesians 4:16 ).
I believe that when we get to heaven, we’ll learn the truth about our differences. We will learn that all of us were right about some things and wrong about others…but even the things we were right about won't matter. God wants us to stop fighting with everyone over petty things we disagree about, and to begin finding things we can agree on so that we can get along with one another.
Practice looking for ways to agree with other believers. Focus on finding common ground with them, and then watch what God does through your unity!
Prayer Starter: Father, please teach me how to find common ground with other believers, and to focus on where we agree instead of where we disagree. Thank You for showing me what that looks like in each relationship, and for helping me walk in unity! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Joyce Meyer (February-19-2020) Motivation: Jesus is the Best Kind of Friend. Hear a good word from Joyce above!
Joyce Meyer (February-19-2020) Daily Devotion: The Golden Rule.
Many of us learned as children to recite “the golden rule”: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. In other words, treat people the way you want to be treated. If you want respect, treat people with respect. If you want people to be patient with you, be patient with people. If you want people to forgive you, be quick to forgive. We learned the rule as children, but do we practice it as adults?
As a Spirit-filled believer, you need to take the initiative to treat people the way you want to be treated, not the way they treat you. Don’t wait for someone else to do what is right; be the one who does what is right first. Learning how to treat people well will dramatically change your life.
Prayer Starter: Father, help me today to take the initiative to treat others well. Thank You for guiding me and giving me grace to keep a loving, respectful attitude toward people. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.