I encourage you today to fan the flame inside of you. Fan it until it burns brightly. Never give up on the greatness for which you were created. Realize that your hunger for adventure is God-given; wanting to try something new is a wonderful desire; embracing life and aiming high is what you were made for. ' Never Give Up is classic Joyce Meyer: empowering, motivational, understanding and human. Drawing on the examples of other people who never gave up, Joyce writes on: Never Give Up On Yourself, Never Give Up On The Future, Never Give Up When Success Does Not Come Easily, Never Give Up Hope and The Rewards Of Never Giving Up.
Sarah Harper is driven to achieve success no matter what the cost. She wants to do good and not hurt the people she loves - especially children and her husband, Joe -but her desire to succeed in her career too often leaves little time for family. One cold, autumn afternoon, all of that changes when Sarah's car plunges off a bridge and into a river. She is presumed dead by those on the 'outside', but Sarah's spirit is still very much alive. What she discovers on the other side transforms everything about Sarah's view of life - past, present, and future. When Sarah is revived, she is a changed woman. And the unsuspecting world around her will never be the same again.
We know it as the Golden Rule. Jesus called it the Greatest Commandment: 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself ...do unto others as you would have them do unto you.' In her latest book, Joyce Meyer proposes that Christians do something revolutionary: actually practise love.The book is a hands-on guide to bringing to life the basic message that Christ brought. In it, Meyer examines what will happen if we each decide that we will refuse to live only for ourselves and instead take on the challenges and problems of others. Meyer takes a global view of the Love Revolution, addressing such issues as *human trafficking *domestic violence *rape *hunger *child prostitution as well as providing concrete actions you can take to participate the solutions to these world-wide crises. She also gets personal, discussing Biblical and psychological premises to help us practise what we preach on a daily basis.
Many want a simple life, but find it difficult to actually live that way. They fight a constant battle to balance work, family, friends, and other demands on schedules stretched too thin. Joyce Meyer breaks it down to the simple principle of exercising faith rather than doubt and confidence rather than people-pleasing. She writes from her experience of struggling to balance work, family, friends, and all the other demands on limited time to show readers the simple answer to a simpler life.
I Dare You is The Purpose-Driven Life, Joyce Meyer style! Joyce Meyer explains that a life without purpose is a life not worth living. We all need a reason to get up every day. We all need a reason to reach for something beyond ourselves. Over the centuries, millions of people have asked, 'What am I here for? What is my purpose?' The more important question is 'How can I live today?' Taking responsibility for how we live takes courage. To accept life as it is comes to us and to be determined to make the most we can out of it is a big challenge. Joyce challenges her readers to make sure they live their lives with purpose and passion.
New Day, New You draws from 19 of Joyce Meyer's most popular books to provide her readers with a fresh word from God for each day of the year. Each devotion is an excerpt selected from one of her books, selected for the encouraging and strengthening messge it offers. Joyce streses the importance of spending even just a few minues every morning with God. This leads to a fresh start for each day, no matter what has gone before.
Jenny Blake has a theory about life: big decisions often don't amount to much, but little decisions sometimes transform everything. Her theory proves true the summer of 1955, when 14-year-old Jenny makes the decision to pick up a penny imbedded in asphalt, and consequently ends up stopping a robbery, getting a job, and meeting a friend who changes her life forever. Jenny and Miss Shaw form a friendship that dares both of them to confront secrets in their pasts--secrets that threaten to destroy them. Jenny helps Miss Shaw open up to the community around her, while Miss Shaw teaches Jenny to meet even life's most painful challenges with confidence and faith. This unexpected relationship transforms both characters in ways neither could have anticipated, and the ripple effect that begins in the summer of the penny goes on to bring new life to the people around them, showing how God works in the smallest details. Even in something as small as a penny. This beautiful story is inspired by Joyce Meyer's own childhood and her journey from abuse victim to a woman of confidence and passionate faith.
If someone asked me, "Joyce, if you could make only one comment about prayer, what would it be?" I would have to respond by talking about its simplicity. It is so much easier than we think.' Somehow we have convinced ourselves that prayer is dry and difficult; we have invented religious 'systems' for prayer that place it out of reach for many of us. But THE POWER OF SIMPLE PRAYER shows us that God desires our prayer lives to be enjoyable and as natural as breathing. Joyce Meyer's life-transforming new book: * Answers the most basic questions we are sometimes afraid to ask: what is prayer and how do we do it? * Offers you the key to a more powerful, effective prayer life * Helps you decide when it is and when it is not right to pray * Identifies 'Fourteen Hindrances to Answered Prayer'
There is a wonderful plan for your life. You can hold your head up high and be filled with confidence about yourself and your future. You can be bold and step out to do new things -- even things no man or woman has done before. You have what it takes!' THE CONFIDENT WOMAN will enable you to live with purpose and fulfil your true potential. Joyce Meyer's number one New York Times bestselling book: * Gives you the keys to living a life of confidence and independence * Shows why you can live without fear * Helps you overcome the barriers of the world's false expectations and the emotional damage of abuse * Identifies the 'Seven Secrets of a Confident Woman' Joyce writes with the benefit of over three decades ministering to women. The message in this book is based on her personal journey from insecurity and self-hatred -- caused by childhood abuse -- to a life characterised by inspiring confidence and realising her full potential
Far too many people live for each day's end while dreading tomorrow. The message of this book will change this kind of life to one of abundance and anticipation. Family dysfunction and other relational problems, stress in the workplace, and even the daily onslaught of world events can weigh us down and make us feel hopeless. After coming through what seemed like a lifetime of abuse, hardship, and oppression, Joyce Meyer has come to live everyday in victory and joy. She now gives her life away to spread the word that an exciting, enjoyable life is available to everyone! This book is a transformative journey that will take the reader from the drudgery of ordinary living to the vigour and excitement of following God's path every day. Each of the planned 29 chapters will be brief, but packed with biblical wisdom and practical application. After reading this informative and entertaining book, you will be ready to enjoy today and embrace tomorrow.
Joyce guides readers towards making the most important decision they will ever make. Beginning with the decision to accept Christ, Joyce explains the life-changing impact that comes from knowing God in the most personal way possible. She walks readers through what makes everyone unique creations as a tri-part being - spirit, soul, and body - and how God relates to them in all three areas. Joyce demonstrates the importance of each part aligning to serve God fully and helps readers avoid pitfalls that keep them from achieving their best.Joyce breaks the book into sections covering each of the parts that make up human beings and explains in great detail the various challenges faced in becoming healthy in those areas and how to anticipate and overcome obstacles.Joyce's unique style shines through and delivers her core message of the importance of an intimate relationship with God.
Jesus said, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your soul, mind and strength; and love your neighbour as yourself.' If you had to choose a single verse in the Bible that is a formula for successful living, this would be the one to live by, says Joyce Meyer. Many Christians get mixed up about love. They know they should love God, they know they should love others - but they don't understand what it means to love themselves. Joyce believes that this misconception is one of the greatest pitfalls in the Christian journey. Loving oneself in a balanced, healthy manner is essential in order to have healthy relationships with God and others. Through these inspiring and thoughtful devotions, readers will learn: How to fall in love with God because of who He is rather than what he can give us. Why we cannot truly love ourselves until we truly love God. Why we must love ourselves in order to love others - because it's impossible to give away something you don't possess. Practical ways to put these principles into action and enjoy richer relationships. This powerful volume combines the trademark practical teaching, sound psychology and useful insights that Joyce Meyer is known for and will form a firm basis for devotions for years to come.
Our actions are a direct result of our thoughts. If we have a negative mind, we will have a negative life. If, on the other hand, we renew our mind according to God's Word, we will prove out 'the good and acceptable and perfect will of God' for our lives.' Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation - all these are attacks on the mind. But take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions to change their lives by changing the way they think.
Joyce Meyer's all-time bestselling book:
ÂÂ· Shows you how to control the thousands of thoughts you have every day ÂÂ· Helps you to recognise damaging thoughts that can influence your life ÂÂ· Identifies the 'Wilderness Mentalities' that hold us back ÂÂ· Demonstrates how to focus your mind to think the way Jesus thought Joyce shares the trials, tragedies and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family and ministry that have led her to amazing, life-transforming truth, and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way.
'Words are a big deal. They are containers for power, and we have to decide what kind of power we want our words to carry,' says Joyce Meyer in CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE. 'I believe that our words can increase or decrease our level of joy. They can affect the answers to our prayers and have a positive or negative effect on our future. One might say that our words are a movie screen that reveals what we have been thinking and the attitudes we have.'Building on the premises of POWER THOUGHTS and LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS, Joyce now considers the tremendous power of words. Here she provides a series of guidelines for making sure that our talk is constructive, healthy, healing and used to good effect.Topics include:
The impact of words How to tame your tongue How to be happy When to talk and when not to talk Speaking faith and not fear The corrosion of complaints Do you really have to give your opinion?
The importance of keeping your word The power of speaking God's word How to have a smart mouthIn a 'Dictionary of God's Word' at the end of the book, Joyce provides dozens of scripture verses that she recommends reading out loud as one way of using and claiming healing words.
Forgiveness is easier said than done and is one of the most difficult personal issues to deal with. When people fail to forgive, it damages - often ruins - relationships, causes stress and other health problems and can turn life and work into a prison of the mind. Without forgiveness, anger and bitterness become a cauldron of poison. The anger doesn't go away - it just gets worse. In DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR ... FORGIVE, Joyce Meyer helps the reader transform the simple phrase 'I forgive you' into a statement of true meaning that can take relationships to a deeper level. By addressing where the need to forgive comes from, Joyce teaches readers to understand the importance of forgiveness, rather than letting anger's destructive forces take over their lives.
In her dynamic new devotional, international speaker Joyce Meyer provides you with powerful 'starting points' for every day of the year. Each day's devotion is filled with practical advice from Joyce along with life-changing promises from God's Word that you can quickly and easily apply in your own life. The world wants you to place your trust in your circumstances, your success, your talents, and the opinions of others. But God has called you to rise above the world, and put your full trust in Him - to believe and apply what He's promised more than anything else. Living this way won't just happen -you have to be intentional. But where do you begin? We all need help to make good choices, to battle worry, overcome anxiety, and keep a positive attitude. Using this devotional, readers will learn to grab hold of life this way, day by day, with trust in God.
From nail biting to cell phone addiction, procrastination to overspending, bad habits seem to outnumber the good ones. Unfortunately, we pay a price for bad habits that outweighs the immediate gratification that they bring.
Experts say that at least forty per cent of what we do is solely the result of habit, which is why it is so important to make good habits and break bad ones.
In this book, Joyce Meyer starts by examining the nature of habits. The first habit - and most important one to have - is the God Habit. By making it a habit to start your day by reading the Bible and communing with God, asking for His help in your efforts and His strength and sustenance, the stage is set for overcoming the habits you want to break and establishing new ones in their place.
The author moves on to discuss fourteen good habits and devotes a chapter to each. The reader is given a specific roadmap to follow until the behaviour has become automatic (the definition of a habit). It's like following a SatNav to get you to a new place. After travelling the same route several times, the SatNav isn't needed for you to find your destination. The 'habit' of following the right route is ingrained.
When Joyce Meyer posted 'God's not mad at you' on Facebook a few months ago, she didn't realise that those five words would trigger thousands of posts of gratitude and relief. She had obviously hit a nerve.
'Where does this concept of God come from?' she asks in the introduction. 'Perhaps from an angry parent who was difficult to please. Or the pain of rejection from parents or friends who didn't know how to give unconditional love. Perhaps it came from the church! From religious teaching that offered us rules and regulations to follow and implied that we'd be unacceptable to God if we didn't follow them.' It's a paradox that isn't often discussed by Christian teachers: God loved the world so much that He gave His son to rescue mankind. Yet we tend to think of Him as a stern judge who is ready to punish us at the slightest mis-step.
In God Is Not Mad At You, Joyce examines the sources of this mixed message and untangles the confusion that most Christians experience. Chapter titles include:
Perfectionism and Approval The Pain of Rejection Guilt and Shame Developing Your Potential Run To God, Not From Him Getting Comfortable with God Joyce's latest book addresses a need that isn't often discussed within the Christian community: the need to see God as the loving parent that He is, not a petty tyrant who is ready to pounce at the first opportunity. It will help to clarify for readers one of the greatest misconceptions within the church and free them to experience His love on an entirely new level.
'Where the mind goes, the man follows.' - Joyce Meyer The groundbreaking principles of POWER THOUGHTS are now encapsulated in a 365 day devotional, which encourages you to expose negative thinking and learn to think in line with God's Word.
Walk with Joyce day by day, as she demonstrates the twelve strategies that provide the antidote to every battle your mind faces. The POWER THOUGHTS DEVOTIONAL will teach you how you can control the way you think and make positive changes to your life.
It's never too late for grace. Look closely enough and you'll see that theme all through the Bible. Page after page, story after story - God delights in turning tragic endings into new beginnings. The barren give birth, doubters become deliverers, and harlots are recast as heroes. In every biblical fresh start, we are reminded that with God, new beginnings aren't the exception; they're the rule.Using a blend of inspiring stories, Scriptural principles, and straight-talk, in You Can Begin Again, Joyce Meyer powerfully demonstrates that God isn't done with you yet. If you're stuck in a rut, disappointed by an outcome, hurting from a wound, failing in an endeavour, struggling in a relationship, or unsure about the future . . . don't give up. Don't give up on yourself, and don't give up on the God who loves you. If you thought it was too late, it's not. With God you can begin again.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer discusses the importance of words in CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE:
"Words are a big deal. They are containers for power, and we have to decide what kind of power we want our words to carry. ... I believe that our words can increase or decrease our level of joy. They can affect the answers to our prayers and have a positive or negative effect on our future. ... One might say that our words are a movie screen that reveals what we have been thinking and the attitudes we have." Building on the premises of her bestselling books, Power Thoughts and Living Beyond Your Feelings, Joyce examines how we use words-the vehicles that convey our thoughts and emotions-and provides a series of guidelines for cultivating talk that is constructive, healthy, healing, and used for good results.
The Impact of Words How to Tame Your Tongue How to be Happy When to talk and when not to talk Speaking Faith and Not Fear The Corrosion of Complaints Do you really have to give your opinion? The importance of keeping your word The power of speaking God's word How to have a smart mouth In "A Dictionary of God's Word" at the end of the book, Joyce provides dozens of scripture verses, arranged by topic, and recommends that we read them aloud to strengthen our vocabulary of healing words.
Everybody wants to be loved. We all need affirmation, acceptance, and approval. Let's face it: It feels good to be appreciated and admired. But when we depend on the approval of others to feel good about ourselves, it's impossible to have emotional stability or a healthy self-image. And when our value is based on how people see us rather than God's unconditional love for us, our desire for approval can become an addiction.
In THE APPROVAL FIX, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer gives you practical insights that will help you learn how to accept who you are and become the unique individual God created you to be. You'll experience greater confidence, deeper emotional stability, and healthier relationships-the life you're really longing for.
Today, discover the truth about God's love for you and approval of you. And enjoy the freedom to be the amazing person you can be in Him!
Derived from material previously published in Approval Addiction.
Everyone who has ever lived has known the torment of fear. Fear will try to push you back and is always ready to attack you through your thoughts. But you can live free from it!
God's promise is that you will be able to overcome this powerful emotion. In this book, Joyce Meyer shows that even though fear will surely challenge you, the Holy Spirit can still help you walk in faith.
- How to keep fear from controlling your life - How to move forward in spite of your fears - How God stays faithful regardless of what you're feeling - The one basic fear underneath all fears.
You can act on God's Word and defeat this enemy. Now is the time to seize victory, by stepping out to do it afraid!