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Joyce Meyer - Sermon: Becoming One with God - Part 1 (October-26-2019). God is like a magnet, drawing us into an ever-closer relationship with Him. Joyce teaches we must surrender our desires and allow Him to draw us nearer.

In Everything, Give Thanks - Joyce Meyer Daily Devotion (September-19-2019). Through Him, therefore, let us at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name. — Hebrews 13:15 (AMP)

We should not just praise and offer thanksgiving when there is a reason to do so. It is easy to give thanks and praise if we have a reason. But then it is not a sacrifice. We should, of course, offer up praise and thanksgiving at all times, being mindful to thank God for all the blessings in our lives and for the favor He has shown us.

If we started making a list of blessings, we would be quickly enlightened concerning just how good we really have it. There are many things we take for granted because we have an abundance of them, when people in other countries would think they were wealthy if they had them. Clean, fresh water is an example...

In India and many other parts of the world, water is a commodity that is not easy to come by. Some people must walk miles just to get a day's supply of it. We take baths in it, swim in it, do dishes in it, wash our hair in it, cook with it, etc. We can have it hot or cold, as often as we like, as much as we desire.

There are times while I am taking a hot shower, especially if I am tired, when I stop to give thanks to God for hot water. There are many things to be thankful for if we decide we are going to be people who continually offer up thanksgiving. The flesh looks for things to complain about, but the spirit searches for reasons to give God glory.

Prayer Starter: Father, I want to take a moment right now to thank You for all of the wonderful blessings in my life. Most of all, thank You for Your great love and for sending Jesus so we can have a relationship with You. Help me to always have an attitude of thanks and focus on the good things You are doing in my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Don't Keep Records - Joyce Meyer Daily Devotion (September-17-2019). ...Love...is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. — 1 Corinthians 13:5 (AMPC)

 Love forgives; it does not hold a grudge. It is not touchy, easily offended, nor is it fretful or resentful. Some people get their feelings hurt about everything. It is very difficult to be in a relationship with people like this. We have many opportunities every day to get offended; each time we must make a choice. If we choose to live by our feelings, we will never succeed in this all-important facet of love.  If we don't forgive quickly, but instead keep records of how others have hurt us, sooner or later the list will get so long that we can no longer be in relationship with these people. That kind of resentment is a part of what causes many divorces. If we can learn this important facet of love and abide by it, we'll save ourselves—and others—tremendous pain and damage to our relationships. 

By keeping records of things that others have done to offend us, we fill ourselves up with poison. Bitterness makes our life attitude, words and thoughts bitter. “Drop the issue, let it go” is what the Amplified Bible says we are to do with offenses (see Mark 11:25). It is important to forgive quickly. The quicker we do it, the easier it is. 

Let's begin to behave as if we believe the Bible. In it, God tells us over and over again what to do about those who offend us: Love them, pray for them, bless them.

Prayer Starter: Father, please forgive me for holding grudges and “keeping score” of what others have done. Help me to forgive those who have hurt me. Help me to truly love others the way You do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joyce Meyer (June-07-2019) Motivation: Permission to Come Aboard. God loves you no matter what you've done in your life. There's no pit so deep that He can't reach down and get you out. There's no amount of sin that can't be forgiven. But Jesus won't just come into your heart without your permission. Join Joyce as she leads prayer, and choose today to receive Christ as your Lord and Savior. This is the first step in the journey with Christ.

Joyce Meyer (May-03-2019) Sermon: How do I get into Heaven? Today, Joyce Meyer answers the question : How do I get into Heaven?

Joyce Meyer (April-05-2019) Sermon: Has Your Get Up and Go, Got Up and Gone? - Part 2

God wants us to experience His goodness in our lives! If you've let your relationship with God fade over time, Joyce wants to help you get fired up again.

Joyce Meyer (March-07-2019) Sermon: Devil Will Help You Do Wrong Things

Galatians Bible Study - Chapter 5 | Enjoying Everyday Life - Joyce Meyer (February-27-2019). When God works in our lives, we need to give Him credit. Today, Joyce shares how obedience leads to greater blessings as she teaches from Galatians chapter 5.

Joyce Meyer (February-21-2019) Sermon: Victory Demands Self-Control - Part 1. We need to learn to resist temptation right now. On this episode of Enjoying Everyday Life, Joyce Meyer shares about good decisions you can make that will bring you peace, joy and security in the long run.

Joyce Meyer (February-13-2019) Daily Devotion: A Winning Combination.

One of my favorite ways to hear from God is through conventional wisdom and common sense. Wisdom discerns truth in a situation, while common sense provides good judgment regarding what to do with the truth. I consider wisdom supernatural because it isn’t taught by men; it is a gift from God.

Many sophisticated, intelligent people lack wisdom and common sense. God’s Word says, If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him (James 1:5 AMPC).

I am amazed how many people think they must stop using common sense in order to be “spiritual.” Spiritual people don’t float around all day on clouds of glory; they live in the real world and deal with real issues in real ways. They need real answers, just like everyone else—and those answers are found in God’s Word and revealed to us by His Spirit.

We do the seeking, and God does the speaking, but He is the Spirit of Wisdom and will not tell us to do anything that is unwise. Many times we ask God to speak to us and lead us, but if He does not give us a specific word from Scripture or speak a word in our hearts, we still have to live our daily lives and make decisions.

God is not going to dictate every little choice we make, but He does give us wisdom and common sense—and those two make a winning combination.

Prayer Starter: Father, I ask for Your wisdom to live my life and make good decisions that I will be happy with in the future. Give me a heart to know and love Your Word so I can be even more sensitive to Your daily guidance. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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