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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...
Joyce Meyer: Discover the Freedom to Live for God

Joyce Meyer: Discover the Freedom to Live for God

When God called me to teach His Word, my extended family and friends were not pleased. The church I attended was not pleased, and many people tried to change my mind by making it clear that if I chose to move forward with a ministry of teaching God's Word, I would no...

Joyce Meyer: The One True Gospel for Eternal Life

Joyce Meyer: The One True Gospel for Eternal Life

Jesus came to give us a new way to live. In John 10:10b (AMP), He says, "I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]."When we put our faith in Christ, trusting Him to be our Savior and forgive us of our sins, we...

Joyce Meyer: The Key to Controlling Your Feelings

Joyce Meyer: The Key to Controlling Your Feelings

I've learned from experience that feelings are fickle. One day they can be up, one day they can be down, and other days they are just all over the place!God gave us feelings, and they are not wrong in and of themselves—they are an important part of enjoying...

Joyce Meyer: You Can Be Pitiful or Powerful

Joyce Meyer: You Can Be Pitiful or Powerful

Do you want to be happy — I mean, really happy? I believe that deep down we all want to be happy and enjoy our lives. We can spend a lot of time and energy trying to do things that will make us happy, but our own efforts will never truly satisfy us.That's...

Joyce Meyer: The Key to Having Real Confidence

Joyce Meyer: The Key to Having Real Confidence

Do you need more confidence in your life? In this world, we often get the message that we need more self-confidence, but God tells us in His Word that being confident in ourselves is actually a dangerous way to live.Instead, we need to be confident in Him. And as...

The Only Way to Make Everything All Right

The Only Way to Make Everything All Right

We all have a deep need to feel all right. And we can spend a lot of time and energy trying to do things that make us feel like we're OK — OK with ourselves, with others and even God.But we don't need to wear ourselves out trying to be right with God through our...

The Greatest Comfort in the Midst of Life’s Storms

The Greatest Comfort in the Midst of Life’s Storms

At one time or another, all of us have experienced a setback or endured a significant loss. Maybe that's where you are today; perhaps you've lost a job, a relationship, or even someone or something you love.If so, I want to encourage you with Matthew 5:4. Jesus says,...

Strength for Your Race, One Day at a Time

Strength for Your Race, One Day at a Time

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...

Joyce Meyer: The Truth About Who You Really Are

Joyce Meyer: The Truth About Who You Really Are

In today's society, insecurity and self-rejection have reached an all-time high. More than ever before, so many people simply don't like themselves.Over the years, I have met countless people who believe God is angry with them because they haven't "arrived" at the...

Joyce Meyer: Practical Steps to Boost Your Confidence

Joyce Meyer: Practical Steps to Boost Your Confidence

God has a great plan for each person's life, and He wants us to enjoy every day of our lives. But we can't do it if we live in fear and lack confidence. Confidence is the belief that you're able to do what you need to do or what you want to do. God gives us...

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