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Joyce Meyer: How You Can Make God’s Love Your Lifestyle

I have made it a priority to study about love in the Word of God. Getting a revelation about how much God loves me and learning to receive His love has been life-changing for me. It’s been the key to being able to really enjoy my life because when I received God’s...
Joyce Meyer: God’s Plan in Your Broken Places

Joyce Meyer: God’s Plan in Your Broken Places

There’s a story about a little boy who was very poor and needed shoes. He was standing in front of a shoe store, barefoot and shivering with cold. A woman approached him and asked him why he was standing there, looking through the window. He told her, “Well, ma’am, I...

How to Find the Love You’ve Been Looking For

How to Find the Love You’ve Been Looking For

The Bible teaches us that it’s God’s will for us to help hurting people. In John 13:34-35, Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one...

See the Unseen with the Eyes of Your Heart

See the Unseen with the Eyes of Your Heart

Is it hard for you to trust that God is working on your problem because you can’t see everything He’s doing? I know that having faith is easy, until the devil assaults you with doubt and unbelief. But no matter how hopeless your situation looks or feels, God wants you...

How You Can Be Peaceful in Every Situation of Your Life

How You Can Be Peaceful in Every Situation of Your Life

Peace is an amazing gift God offers us. I know what it’s like to live without peace—upset most of the time, anxious, fearful and worried. It’s miserable! Since I’ve discovered how to live with God’s peace, I will do anything I need to do to have it. We have to...

Joyce Meyer: Keys to Living in the Kingdom of God

Joyce Meyer: Keys to Living in the Kingdom of God

During His ministry on Earth, Jesus’ message was, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near” (Matt. 4:17, NIV). And throughout the New Testament, there are scriptures about the kingdom of God or the kingdom of heaven. This kingdom isn’t one that we see with our...

Joyce Meyer: God Has More for You Than Meets the Eye

Joyce Meyer: God Has More for You Than Meets the Eye

Being a Christian and following God is a great adventure. It’s also challenging because, to people who don’t believe in Christ, we seem a bit odd in our way of thinking and doing things, like we’re upside down compared to how the world generally operates. But the...

How You Can Have a Perfect Heart

How You Can Have a Perfect Heart

Your heart is the most important part of you. It’s not only a physical organ that keeps your blood pumping, but when the Bible refers to the heart, it’s talking about who you really are. Each person has an inner and an outer life. There’s the person we show to...

Spiritually Speaking, How Healthy Is Your Heart?

Spiritually Speaking, How Healthy Is Your Heart?

Once a year, I go to the doctor and get a check-up. And every time, one of the things they do is check my heart. A good thorough exam will reveal if there are any problems that need to be addressed before a heart condition arises. I believe we need to do the same...

How You Can Be Happier Than You’ve Ever Been

How You Can Be Happier Than You’ve Ever Been

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned is that you can’t be both selfish and happy. I know this is true through my own personal experience, but more importantly, the Bible has some things to say about the attitude we should have about “self.” For example, love is...

Get Out of Your Pit and Into Your Dream

Get Out of Your Pit and Into Your Dream

Have you ever been stuck? Have you ever hit a place in life that seemed like a dead end ... like you no longer had any options? I’ve been there many times, and I’m sure most people have. But I am so grateful that over the years God has taught me that even when we get...

Joyce Meyer: You Aren’t Built for Guilt

Joyce Meyer: You Aren’t Built for Guilt

Are you bugged by a guilty conscience, carrying around baggage from a certain mistake or decision that produces feelings of regret or even self-loathing? We’ve all said or done things that we wish we could take back. And while it’s completely natural to grieve over a...

Joyce Meyer: Experience the Radical Rest of God

Joyce Meyer: Experience the Radical Rest of God

God wants us to enjoy our everyday lives. John 10:10 (AMP) says that Jesus died for us so we “may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].” But it seems so many people who say they believe in Jesus are not really living with...

Joyce Meyer: Keys to Winning Your Race in Life

Joyce Meyer: Keys to Winning Your Race in Life

Everyone has a race to run. That just means we all have a life to live. The apostle Paul says in Hebrews 12:1 (NIV), “Therefore...let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for...

The Best Way to Love Others and Yourself

The Best Way to Love Others and Yourself

I believe that other than the gospel regarding salvation through faith in Christ, learning to walk in love is the most important lesson in God’s Word. Jesus says that love is the most important commandment (Mark 12:28–31). The apostle Paul writes that love is the...

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