Philippians Bible Study – Part 6 | Enjoying Everyday Life


ANNOUNCER: THIS PROGRAM
HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FRIENDS AND PARTNERS
OF JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES. [MUSIC] JOYCE: PAUL HAD SO MUCH
TO BE PROUD OF IN THE NATURAL. YOU KNOW, HE WAS LIKE ONE
OF THOSE GUYS WHO HAD THREE OR FOUR DEGREES. I MEAN, HE HAD THE RIGHT
PARENTS. HE WAS FROM THE RIGHT TRIBE. HE WAS BORN ON THE RIGHT
SIDE OF THE TRACKS. HE HAD THE RIGHT LABEL
IN HIS CLOTHES. HE HAD THE RIGHT FRIENDS. I MEAN, HE KNEW THE WORD OF GOD. HE COULD QUOTE SCRIPTURE. I MEAN, HE JUST LOOKED LIKE
HE HAD IT ALL. BUT, I READ A STATEMENT
I REALLY LIKED, PAUL HAD TO LOSE HIS RELIGION TO FIND SALVATION. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WHAT WAS HE SAYIN’? AS LONG AS HE WAS DEPENDING
ON WHAT HE HAD DONE… COME ON NOW, AS LONG AS HE WAS
DEPENDING ON WHAT, “HE HAD DONE TO GAIN HIM FAVOR WITH GOD,”
HE WOULD NEVER HAVE THAT FAVOR WITH GOD. HE HAD TO LOSE ALL OF HIS OWN
SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRADE IT IN FOR THE GOD KIND
OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? I DON’T GET ANYTHING SPECIAL
FROM GOD BECAUSE I PRAY FOUR HOURS A DAY, OR TWO HOURS A DAY,
OR WHATEVER IT IS. YOU CAN READ 10 CHAPTERS
IN THE BIBLE EVERY MORNING AND THAT DOESN’T, YOU KNOW… ESPECIALLY, IF YOU’RE DOIN’
IT FOR THE WRONG REASON. WHEN YOU HAVE SOMETHING HAPPEN
IN YOUR LIFE IS NOT PLEASANT, DON’T YOU DARE SAY,
“WELL, I DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS. I GO TO CHURCH EVERY WEEK,
AND I PRAY EVERY MORNING, AND I CAN QUOTE SCRIPTURE.”
YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS WHEN WE THINK LIKE THAT? THAT WE’RE DEPENDING ON WHAT
WE’VE DONE, AND WE THINK NOW, THAT WE SHOULD HAVE SPECIAL
TREATMENT FOR JUST DOING WHAT WE OUGHTA BE DOING, ANYWAY. AMEN? AND SO, TRADING YOUR
SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR THE GOD KIND OF RIGHTEOUSNESS MAY
SOUND SIMPLE BUT THERE’S A BIG LEARNING CURVE IN LEARNING HOW
TO RECEIVE ALL YOUR RIGHT-STANDING FROM GOD,
THROUGH YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST, NOT WHAT YOU DO. TO STILL DO THE RIGHT THINGS,
BUT NOT TO EARN SOMETHING FROM GOD BUT BECAUSE OF WHAT GOD
HAS DONE FOR YOU FREELY BECAUSE OF HIS LOVE. I DON’T PRAY TO GET
BROWNIE-POINTS WITH GOD. I PRAY BECAUSE IT’S A PRIVILEGE
AND ANYBODY WITH A HALF A BRAIN WOULD WANT TO PRAY
BECAUSE YOU CAN GO TO GOD, WHO’S IN CHARGE OF EVERYTHING,
AND GET HIS HELP. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AMEN? SO, WE DON’T NEED TO ACT
LIKE WE’RE DOING GOD A FAVOR WHEN WE PRAY. WE DON’T READ THE BIBLE FOR GOD. HE WROTE IT, HE ALREADY
KNOWS WHAT IT SAYS. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: DO YOU UNDERSTAND JUST
A LITTLE SHIFT IN YOUR THINKING? “NO MATTER WHAT I DO GOD,
NO MATTER HOW MANY GOOD WORKS I DO, MY WORKS DON’T
MAKE ME RIGHT WITH YOU.” I CAN ONLY BE RIGHT WITH GOD
THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST AND NO OTHER WAY. AMEN? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: ALMOST ALL OTHER
RELIGIONS–WELL, I CAN BASICALLY SAY, ALL OTHER
RELIGIONS OTHER THAN THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, DEPEND
ON PEOPLE DOING GOOD WORKS, EARNING THEIR WAY INTO
DIFFERENT LEVELS OF FAVOR WITH WHOEVER, “THE GOD,” IS THEY’RE
WORSHIPPING BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY DO. THIS IS THE ONLY ONE THAT SAYS
THE MORE YOU LEAN ON WHAT YOU DO THE LESS YOU’RE GONNA HAVE. DO THE RIGHT THING, BUT DO IT
FOR THE RIGHT REASON. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: YOU DON’T GET SPECIAL
BROWNIE-POINTS BECAUSE YOU SPENT THE WEEKEND AT,
“THE JOYCE MEYER CONFERENCE.” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: “WELL, I WENT TO THAT
CONFERENCE AND I DON’T…” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: WELL, MAYBE YOU
BETTER COME BACK AGAIN, ‘CAUSE MAYBE YOU HAVEN’T
LEARNED ANYTHING YET. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: IT’S A PRIVILEGE
TO GET TO GO TO THINGS LIKE THIS TODAY. IT’S A PRIVILEGE TO BE
ABLE TO… [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: GO TO CHURCH
AND LEARN AND GROW. I MEAN, THIS IS FUN. I MEAN, HOW MANY OF YOU THINK
THIS IS BETTER THAN THE HANGOVER YOU USED TO HAVE AFTER
FRIDAY NIGHT? [AUDIENCE CHEERING] JOYCE: I MEAN, WHEN CHURCH
IS DONE RIGHT, YOU HAVE FUN. THERE’S A POSSIBILITY THAT
YOU’VE LAUGHED IN HERE MORE THIS WEEKEND THAN THE FUNNIEST
THING YOU EVER TRIED TO GO PAY TO SEE. AMEN? I NEVER KNEW I WAS FUNNY TILL
I STARTED PREACHIN’. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: PAUL HAD A GOOD
REPUTATION AMONG THE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE OF HIS DAY. HE FELT THAT HE HAD MORE TO
GLORY IN THAN ANY OTHER PERSON IF HE LOOKED AT IN THE NATURAL. I WANT YOU TO GET IT. I MEAN, HE HAD IT ALL. HE’D BEEN CIRCUMCISED. HIGHLY EDUCATED. YOU KNOW, EDUCATION IS GREAT. GET ALL OF IT YOU WANT, BUT
DON’T DEPEND ON IT. IT DOESN’T MAKE YOU BETTER
THAN SOMEBODY WHO JUST BARELY GOT OUT OF GRADE SCHOOL. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: DID YOU HEAR ME? I THINK EDUCATION IS WONDERFUL. THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT ARE
SO SMART, THEY JUST AMAZE ME. YOU KNOW, I’VE GOT A NORMAL
LEVEL OF INTELLIGENCE, BUT I’M NOT–
I’M NOT LIKE A BRILLIANT GENIUS. AND, GOD’S USING ME. AND SO, GOD DOESN’T USE YOU
BECAUSE OF ALL THE NATURAL EDUCATION YOU HAVE. HE MAY USE THE THINGS THAT
YOU’VE LEARNED IN YOUR EDUCATION IN WHAT HE USES YOU FOR. BUT, I’M TRYIN’ TO SAY,
DON’T DEPEND ON THAT, AND DON’T THINK THAT YOU ARE EXCLUDED
FROM BEING USED BY GOD BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE A LOT OF STUFF,
“GOING FOR YOU,” IN THE NATURAL. WHEN GOD FIRST CALLED ME,
“MY FRIENDS,” TOLD ME THAT I DIDN’T HAVE THE RIGHT
PERSONALITY TO BE IN MINISTRY. WELL, A LOT OF THEM ENDED
UP WORKING FOR ME. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] [AUDIENCE CHEERING] JOYCE: YOU KNOW WHAT? MY PERSONALITY GOT BETTER. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: GOD CHANGES US FROM
GLORY TO GLORY TO GLORY. AMEN. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: THE BIBLE SAYS
PLENTY THAT GOD USES THE WEAK AND THE FOOLISH THINGS OF THE
WORLD TO CONFOUND THE WISE. WHAT THE WORLD WOULD THROW
AWAY AS TRASH, GOD SAYS, “I’LL TAKE THAT. NOW, YOU WATCH WHAT I DO.”
PAUL HAD SO MUCH ZEAL THAT HE WAS HUNTING DOWN CHRISTIANS
AND THROWING ‘EM IN JAIL. HE WAS AT THE STONING OF
STEPHEN AND DELIGHTED TO SEE HIM STONED. BUT, THE INTERESTING THING IS,
IS HE HONESTLY, REALLY THOUGHT THAT HE WAS SERVING GOD
IN DOING THAT. BUT PAUL WAS CONFRONTED
BY JESUS. AND, I CAN TELL YA, ONE LITTLE
VISIT WITH GOD ON A SUNNY AFTERNOON, RIDING DOWN THE
ROAD, CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER. AND, IT’S TRUE. ONE WORD FROM GOD CAN CHANGE
YOUR LIFE FOREVER. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AND, I BELIEVE
THERE’S BEEN SOMEBODY HERE THIS WEEKEND THAT YOU HEARD
SOMETHING, IT MIGHTA JUST BEEN ONE SENTENCE, BUT IT WENT
THROUGH YOU LIKE A LIGHTNING BEAM AND YOU WILL NEVER
BE THE SAME. BECAUSE YOU TOOK THE TIME TO
BE HERE, GOD SPOKE SOMETHING TO YOU AND YOU WILL NEVER BE
THE SAME. IT WAS LIFE-CHANGING. AMEN? MY LIFE CHANGED ON AN AFTERNOON
DRIVE HOME FROM WORK. PAUL HAD A VISITATION FROM GOD
AND HE WAS THE MOST CHANGED MAN. AND AFTER HE HAD HIS ENCOUNTER
WITH GOD, PAUL WAS RUINED FOR ANYTHING EXCEPT GOD. YOU EVER FEEL LIKE THAT? I FEEL LIKE, SOMETIMES, I’M NO
GOOD FOR ANYTHING EXCEPT GOD. I JUST CAN’T HELP IT,
I’M ADDICTED. I MEAN, REALLY, ONCE YOU’VE HAD
A STRONG ENCOUNTER WITH GOD AND SEEN IT, WHAT ELSE IS THERE? I MEAN, THERE’S A LOT OF OTHER
THINGS WE CAN ENJOY BUT NOT OUTSIDE OF GOD. WE LIVE TO PLEASE HIM. SO, PAUL HAD IT ALL. BUT, IN PHILIPPIANS 3:8-11,
HE SAID, “INDEED, I COUNT EVERYTHING AS LOSS…”
NOW, I PRAY IN JESUS’ NAME THAT WE CAN GET THIS. I GIVE IT ALL UP. I THROW IT ALL AWAY. IT’S NOTHING BUT TRASH OR DUMB. “FOR THE SURPASSING WORTH OF
KNOWING CHRIST JESUS MY LORD.” [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: NOW, SEE, YOU GOTTA
GET THIS. I’M NOT LETTIN’ YOU GO HOME
TILL YOU GET THIS. NOT TO KNOW ABOUT–
SEE, SO MANY CHRISTIANS KNOW ABOUT JESUS. COME ON, THEY’VE HEARD THE
BIBLE STORIES. THEY’VE HEARD SOMEBODY PREACH. THEY BELIEVE WHAT THEY HEAR. THEY KNOW ABOUT HIM, BUT THEY
DON’T KNOW HIM. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: THEY’VE NOT REALLY
HAD PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND ENCOUNTER WITH GOD. AND, I’M NOT SAYIN’ YOU HAVE
TO HAVE SOME BIG EXPERIENCE. WHAT I’M TALKIN’ ABOUT HIS TO
KNOW HOW GOOD HE IS, AND TO KNOW HE’S FAITHFUL, AND TO
KNOW THAT HE LOVES YOU AND THAT HE’LL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR
FORSAKE YOU. I MEAN, TO KNOW,
THAT YOU KNOW THAT. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I MEAN, IN ROMANS 8
PAUL SAID, “WHAT CAN EVER SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE
OF GOD? CAN SUFFERING, CAN PAIN,
CAN DANGER, CAN AFFLICTION, CAN THINGS THREATENING? NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US FROM
THE LOVE OF GOD THAT IS FOUND IN CHRIST JESUS.”
HOW WONDERFUL IS IT, WHEN YOU CAN HAVE 10 MAJOR PROBLEMS
AT ONE TIME AND STILL SAY, “GOD, I KNOW THAT YOU LOVE ME”? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: “I DON’T UNDERSTAND
WHAT’S HAPPENING TO ME RIGHT NOW, BUT I KNOW THAT YOU LOVE
ME AND I KNOW THIS IS GONNA TURN OUT IN MY FAVOR.” [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: OH, YOU TALK ABOUT
MAKING HELL MAD. OH, MY GOSH. I WANT PEOPLE TO LIVE LIKE THAT
SO WHEN YOU PUT YOUR LITTLE FEET ON THE FLOOR IN THE MORNING,
HELL SHAKES. [AUDIENCE CHEERING] JOYCE: AMEN? NOT BE ONE OF THOSE CHRISTIANS
WHO IF YOUR AIR CONDITIONING DOESN’T WORK FOR A DAY,
YOU’RE IN A FIT OF DEPRESSION. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: SOMETIMES, I WONDER
IF WE EVEN KNOW WHAT THE WORD SUFFERING MEANS. WE THINK WE’RE SUFFERING IF
THE ESCALATOR DON’T WORK. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: I MEAN, YOU SHOULDA
SEEN THE STUFF WE DEALT WITH IN OUR HOTEL THIS WEEKEND. AWW, NO, YOU JUST–
YOU DON’T HAVE ANY IDEA. FIRST OF ALL, WE GOT THERE
AND THEY HAD RENTED MY ROOM TO SOMEBODY ELSE. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: THEN, IT WAS SO DARK
IN THE HOTEL ROOM THAT HAD JUST BEEN REMODELED. I MEAN, LITERALLY, I ALMOST
COULD NOT SEE MY FACE TO GET READY. WE GOT EVERY EXTRA LAMP
THEY HAD. THEY WERE TRYING TO BRING
MY LUGGAGE DOWN THIS MORNING, ON THE ELEVATOR, AND GOT STUCK
ON THE ELEVATOR FOR 10 MINUTES, THAT DIDN’T WORK. WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY WATER,
ONE MORNING. COME ON, AND I’M TRYING TO DO–
I’M JUST TRYING TO BE A GOOD GIRL AND COME OUT HERE AND
DO MY JOB FOR GOD, AMEN. AND, I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO GET
MAD WHILE I’M DOING THAT. I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE
FRUSTRATED AND UPSET. I’M SUPPOSED TO BE PEACEFUL. HEH, HEH. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: COME ON, THIS IS WHEN
YOU’D BETTER KNOW HOW TO REJOICE IN THE LORD. AND, YOU BETTER
UNDERSTAND THE WORKINGS’ OF SATAN AND HOW HE SETS
YOU UP TO GET YOU UPSET. AMEN? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: BUT THIS IS NOT MY
FIRST RODEO. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: AND, I GET IT. “SORRY DEVIL, HEHE, YOU LOSE. I CAME HERE TO DO A JOB AND
I’M GONNA DO IT, JUST WEAR YOURSELF OUT.” [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WE KEEP A RECORD OF
WHAT HAPPENS IN OUR CONFERENCES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. AND THEN, AT THE END OF THE
YEAR, WE ALL HAVE A BIG LAUGH REMEMBERING. “OH, YEAH, YOU REMEMBER THAT
WHEN THE ELEVATOR…” “YEAH, YOU REMEMBER WHEN
OUR KEYS WOULDN’T WORK, WE HAD TO SIT IN THE HALL AND
WAIT FOR SOMEBODY TO COME BACK WITH ‘EM.”
“OH, IT MUST BE WONDERFUL TO BE JOYCE…” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: “TRAVEL LIKE SHE DOES
AND GET TO SEE ALL THESE CITIES,” AND [GROANING] [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: BUT, I’M HAPPY ‘CAUSE
I’M DOING THE WILL OF GOD. [AUDIENCE CHEERING] JOYCE: “FOR HIS SAKE,”
PAUL SAID, “I HAVE SUFFERED THE LOSS OF ALL THINGS AND I COUNT
ALL THAT STUFF THAT I HAD BEFORE AS RUBBISH, THAT I MAY
GAIN CHRIST AND THAT I MIGHT BE FOUND,” I LOVE THESE VERSES. “AND THAT I MIGHT BE FOUND
IN HIM, IN HIM, NOT HAVING A RIGHTEOUSNESS OF MY OWN THAT
COMES FROM KEEPING THE LAW, BUT THAT WHICH COMES
THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST, THE RIGHTEOUSNESS FROM GOD THAT
DEPENDS ONLY ON FAITH—AND THAT I MAY KNOW HIM AND THE
POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION.” COME ON, THAT I MAY KNOW HIM
AND THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: “IF THAT SAME POWER
THAT RAISED CHRIST DWELLS IN ME, IT SHALL QUICKEN
MY MORTAL BODY.” THEN, WHEN YOU’RE 75, YOU CAN
STILL BE DOING THINGS LIKE I’M DOING, AMEN? [AUDIENCE CHEERING] JOYCE: COME ON, BY EVERYTHING
THAT THE WORLD SAYS, I SHOULD BE WITH MY WALKER
AND LAYING DOWN SOMEWHERE. OH, DON’T YOU KNOW, IT MAKES
THE DEVIL MAD? AUDIENCE: YES. JOYCE: “IF THAT SAME POWER
THAT RAISED CHRIST FROM THE DEAD DWELLS IN ME, IT SHALL
QUICKEN MY MORTAL BODY.” COME ON, YOU ARE CAPABLE OF SO
MUCH MORE THAN WHAT YOU MAY THINK YOU’RE CAPABLE OF. DON’T GIVE IN TO THE,
“I’M AN OLD…” MENTALITY. I THINK I’MMA WRITE A BOOK AND
YOU TELL ME IF YOU’D READ IT IF I WROTE IT, CALLED,
“HOW TO AGE GRACEFULLY.” [AUDIENCE CHEERING] JOYCE: AND THE SUBTITLE’S
GONNA BE, “HOW TO AGE WITHOUT GETTING OLD.” [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: SEE, PAUL SAID,
“MY OUTER MAN PERISHES, BUT MY INNER MAN IS RENEWED
DAY BY DAY.” BUT, I’LL TELL YOU THIS… OH, I HOPE WE GET THIS, “THAT
I MAY BE FOUND IN HIM, NOT DEPENDING ON MY OWN
RIGHTEOUSNESS, NOT DEPENDING ON WHAT I’VE DONE, THAT I MAY
KNOW HIM,” NOW, YOU GOTTA GET READY HERE. “THAT I MAY KNOW HIM AND THE
POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION AND,” ALL IN ONE SENTENCE,
“AND MAY SHARE HIS SUFFERINGS…”
HMM…WELL, AIN’T NOBODY CLAPPING FOR THAT. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: WE GOT A FEW
PATTY-CAKES. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: HEY, I DON’T
BLAME YOU. WHO WANTS TO SUFFER? BUT, THIS IS NOT TALKIN’ ABOUT
SUFFERING CANCER, AND DEVASTATION, AND YOU KNOW… THAT’S NOT WHAT
HE’S TALKING ABOUT. THIS IS TALKIN’ ABOUT BEING
WILLING TO SUFFER IN THE FLESH. SAYING, “NO,” TO YOURSELF
IN ORDER TO SAY, “YES,” TO GOD. THERE’S A SCRIPTURE IN
1 PETER CHAPTER 4 THAT I WANT TO READ TO YOU. THIS SCRIPTURE HAS MEANT
SO MUCH TO ME. 1 PETER 4, 1 AND 2,
“SINCE THEREFORE CHRIST SUFFERED IN THE FLESH, ARM YOURSELVES
WITH THE SAME WAY OF THINKING,” IN ANOTHER WAY,
“HOW SHOULD I THINK?” WELL, IF I GET MY WAY, I’M GONNA
SERVE GOD, IF I DON’T GET MY WAY, I’M GONNA SERVE GOD. IF EVERYTHING FEELS GOOD,
I’M GONNA SERVE GOD, IF NOTHING FEELS GOOD, I’M GONNA SERVE GOD. “ARM YOURSELVES WITH THE SAME
THINKING, FOR WHOEVER HAS SUFFERED,” NOW LISTEN TO THIS. “WHOEVER HAS SUFFERED IN THE
FLESH,” AND YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN BY IN THE FLESH. YOU KNOW AS WELL AS I DO,
THAT IF YOU DON’T WANT TO DO SOMETHING AND YOU KNOW
GOD WANTS YOU TO DO IT, TO BE OBEDIENT TO GOD, THERE’S
GOING TO BE A CERTAIN SUFFERING OR DISCOMFORT IN YOUR FLESH. TO FORGIVE SOMEBODY WHO’S
TREATED YOU UNJUSTLY, YOU DON’T DO THAT WITHOUT SOME
PAIN IN THE FLESH. IT’S HARD TO DO THAT. GOD DOESN’T GIVE US A BUNCH OF
EASY THINGS TO DO, BUT HE DOES GIVE US THE GRACE TO DO THEM. COME ON. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] GINGER: WELL, WE WANT YOU TO
KNOW THAT AS JOYCE JUST SHARED, AND THESE ARE NOT JUST WORDS,
THIS IS TRUTH, NO MATTER HOW BAD YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ARE,
YOU CAN HAVE JOY BECAUSE GOD HAS OVER 5000 PROMISES
FOR YOU IN HIS WORD. DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE HAPPY
IN YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT THERE’S A JOY IN THE LORD
THAT IS DIFFERENT. AND, GOD CAN CHANGE ANYTHING,
AND ALWAYS THERE’S A CHANCE FOR A NEW BEGINNING. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRAG THAT
PAST INTO YOUR FUTURE. SO, HOLD ON TO THOSE PROMISES
TODAY, THEY ARE FOR YOU. AND, GET IN TO THE BIBLE. YOU KNOW, YOU HEAR PEOPLE
TALKIN’ ABOUT READING THE BIBLE AND HAVE YOU EVER
JUST WONDERED, “WHY?” OR WHAT IT DOES FOR THEM? FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF,
THERE’S A REASON THAT THIS BOOK IS SO IMPORTANT. WE ARE OFFERING A BIBLE FOR
YOU TODAY THAT IS REALLY USEFUL, IT’S SO HANDY, IT’S CALLED,
“THE EVERYDAY LIFE BIBLE.” AND, THIS BIBLE INCLUDES NOTES
AND COMMENTARY FROM JOYCE, INCLUDING HER WELL-RESEARCHED
KNOWLEDGE OF SCRIPTURE AND PRACTICAL DAILY LIFE
APPLICATIONS. AND, IT’S JUST SO HELPFUL AS YOU
ARE STUDYING THE WORD TO HAVE ALL THESE ADDED MATERIALS TO IT. SO, START THAT TODAY,
AND SEE HOW MUCH GOD LOVES YOU, AND WHAT HE WANTS TO DO FOR YOU. NOW, ALSO, STAY RIGHT WHERE
YOU ARE BECAUSE I’LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER THIS. ANNOUNCER: DISCOVER THE
TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD AND LEARN TO APPLY ITS
TRUTH TO YOUR LIFE WITH, “THE EVERYDAY LIFE BIBLE.”
ALONGSIDE THE LIFE-CHANGING BIBLICAL MESSAGES, ARE SOME OF
JOYCE’S PERSONAL STUDY NOTES AND LIFE LESSONS TO HELP YOU GAIN A
FRESH RELEVANT UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE. TODAY, WE’RE OFFERING, “THE
EVERYDAY LIFE BIBLE,” FOR YOUR GIFT OF… OR MORE. CONTACT US NOW… OR GO TO JOYCEMEYER.ORG. GINGER: SOAK UP THE SUN,
THE WAVES, THE FUN, AS YOU DISCOVER THE STRATEGY TO UNLEASH
THE WARRIOR INSIDE AT THE 2019 LOVE LIFE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
IN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA. IT’S TIME TO ESCAPE THE
DAY-TO-DAY PRESSURES OF LIFE. LET GOD FIGHT YOUR
BATTLES AND ENJOY A SUNNY CALIFORNIA GETAWAY. SEATING IS LIMITED, SO DON’T
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♪ WHEN I CAN’T FEEL A THING ♪ ♪ YOU SAY I AM STRONG ♪
♪ WHEN I THINK I AM WEAK ♪ ♪ YOU SAY I AM HELD ♪
♪ WHEN I AM FALLING SHORT ♪ ♪ WHEN I DON’T BELONG ♪
♪ OH, YOU SAY I AM YOURS ♪ ♪ AND I BELIEVE ♪
FEMALE: I LOVE THAT MAGAZINE SHE SENDS OUT. FEMALE: THERE’S SOMETHING IN
THERE FOR EVERYBODY. ANNOUNCER: THE ENJOYING
EVERYDAY LIFE MAGAZINE IS FREE. SUBSCRIBE AT JOYCEMEYER.ORG TO
READ ENCOURAGING ARTICLES FROM JOYCE AND MUCH MORE. FEMALE: READING THROUGH
THE MAGAZINE CONFIRMS FOR ME GOD’S AT WORK. [MUSIC] JOYCE: WELL, I WORKED AT
THE CHURCH A TOTAL OF FIVE YEARS AND GOD SPOKE TO MY
HEART AND SAID, “I’M FINISHED WITH YOU HERE, NOW.”
AND I THOUGHT… GINGER: WAS THAT A SHOCK
FOR YOU? WERE YOU… JOYCE: WELL, I WAS KIND
OF INSULTED. I THOUGHT, “WELL, YOU KNOW,
YOU’RE FINISHED WITH ME? I MEAN, I HELPED BUILD THIS
CHURCH,” YOU KNOW. DAVE: GOD WAS TRYING
TO PROMOTE HER AND SHE WAS INSULTED [LAUGHING]. JOYCE: BUT THE THING WAS–
IT’S SO INTERESTING HOW WE ARE AS HUMAN BEINGS. IT’S LIKE, I WASN’T SATISFIED
ANYMORE. I FELT LIKE GOD WAS CALLING
ME TO SOMETHING ELSE. SO, IT’S LIKE, I WANTED–
I WANTED TO DO MORE BUT I WANTED TO DO IT THROUGH THAT AVENUE
AND THAT JUST WASN’T GONNA WORK. I KEPT GETTIN’ MORE AND MORE
MISERABLE. AND, I WAS LESS AND LESS
INTERESTED IN THE MEETINGS AT THE CHURCH,
AND THE BUSINESS MEETINGS. THINGS I USED TO LOVE, IT WAS
LIKE, NOW, IT WAS JUST LIKE, “OH, MY GOSH…”
GINGER: ISN’T THAT INTERESTING HOW THAT CHANGES. WHAT WE USED TO LOVE IS NO
LONGER AS IMPORTANT TO US BECAUSE GOD IS TAKING US
SOMEWHERE DIFFERENT. DAVE: YEAH, HE’S NO LONGER
IN IT, SO… JOYCE: AND, I DIDN’T REALIZE
WHAT IT WAS, BUT GOD WAS WITHDRAWING THE GRACE
FOR ME TO BE THERE. AND, IT WAS JUST BASICALLY,
TIME FOR ME TO LEAVE. I HAD DONE WHAT HE WANTED
ME TO DO THERE. I HAD LEARNED WHAT HE
WANTED ME TO LEARN THERE, AND I LEARNED A LOT THERE. SO, I WENT HOME AND STARTED
A FAST. I ALWAYS JOKE AND SAY,
“I DECIDED I WAS GONNA FAST ON WATER TILL I HEARD FROM GOD,”
AND HE SPOKE TO ME IN AN HOUR AND I SURE WAS GLAD. I MEAN, I HEARD–I ACTUALLY,
SAW–I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU SEE WORDS, BUT I MEAN, I CLEARLY SAW
THAT I WAS TO TAKE THE MINISTRY AND GO NORTH, SOUTH, EAST,
AND WEST. AND, I GOT SO EXCITED. [MUSIC] GINGER: YOU KNOW, ONE OF
MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO HERE AT JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES
IS TO SHARE AMAZING STORIES WITH YOU OF THINGS THAT GOD
IS DOING ALL OVER THE WORLD. AND, I RECENTLY HAD THE
PRIVILEGE OF TRAVELING WITH THE TEAM TO EAST AFRICA. AND, AS A PART OF THIS TRIP,
WE WERE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING A LITTLE GIRL
NAMED MARCHETTE. MARCHETTE IS JUST A PRECIOUS
LITTLE ONE WHO HAD BEEN SUFFERING FROM MALNUTRITION. BUT, BECAUSE MANY OF YOU ARE
PARTNERS WITH JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES AND GIVE
FINANCIALLY ON A REGULAR BASIS, SHE STARTED TO EAT
REGULARLY AND HER HEALTH WAS MIRACULOUSLY RESTORED,
BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL. AND, WE WANTED TO SEE HOW
SHE WAS DOING. SO, WHEN WE ARRIVED IN EAST
AFRICA, WE RECEIVED TRAGIC NEWS THAT MARCHETTE HAD BEEN
TAKEN BY SOMEONE ON HER WAY TO THE CLINIC, WITH HER MOTHER,
AND NO ONE KNEW WHERE SHE WAS. SHE WAS MISSING. WE WERE ALL DEVASTATED
BY THIS NEWS. WE WENT TO SOCIAL MEDIA
AND WE ASKED ALL OF OUR JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES FAMILY TO
PRAY AND SO MANY OF YOU DID. AND, GOD ANSWERED PRAYER. SHE WAS MISSING FOR TWO WEEKS. BUT, NOT LONG AFTER WE MADE
THAT REQUEST AND EVERYONE STARTED PRAYING, WE RECEIVED
THE MESSAGE THAT MARCHETTE WAS FOUND AND WAS BACK
WITH HER MOTHER. IT WAS SUCH JOYFUL NEWS. AND THE REASON THAT
MARCHETTE’S LIFE HAS BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER IS
BECAUSE YOU WERE THERE SHARING LOVE AND PROVIDING SUPPORT
TO HER AND SHARING GOD WITH HER. HER AND HER FAMILY ARE
SO BLESSED BY YOUR LOVE AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT. IT IS THE PRAYERS AND
THE GENEROSITY OF YOU, AS PARTNERS, FINANCIALLY GIVING
WHICH GOES DIRECTLY TO HELP GIRLS LIKE MARCHETTE,
MANY OTHER PEOPLE, AND LIVES ALL AROUND THE WORLD. SO, IF YOU HAVE NEVER PARTNERED
WITH US, WOULD YOU CONSIDER JOINING US? THERE ARE SO MANY STORIES JUST
LIKE THIS OF AMAZING WAYS THAT GOD WORKS THROUGH YOU. AND, THROUGH YOUR ON-GOING,
REGULAR FINANCIAL GIFTS, YOU’LL BE SHARING CHRIST AND
LOVING PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD AND PROVIDING FOR THIS
PROGRAM AND THE TEACHING THAT JOYCE DOES THAT IMPACT
YOUR LIFE EVERYDAY. SO, PLEASE CONTACT US. WE WOULD LOVE TO WELCOME
YOU INTO THE JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES FAMILY. ANNOUNCER: WE HOPE YOU HAVE
ENJOYED TODAY’S PROGRAM. PLEASE CONTACT US OR VISIT
JOYCEMEYER.ORG TO SHARE YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS, SEE THE
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE, OR PARTNER WITH US IN SHARING CHRIST
AND LOVING PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE. THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MADE
POSSIBLE BY THE FRIENDS AND PARTNERS OF JOYCE MEYER
MINISTRIES.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Thank you Joyce now Ian reading Phillipian really love you. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR MINISTRY. GOD BLESS. FOR YOUR WORK FOR THE WORK OF JESUS. YOUNARE BLESS IN YOUR COMING AND GOING. LOVE YOU AND YOUR β€β€πŸ™πŸ™

  2. Yes! Mrs. Joyce please write that book. I'm 38 and I would love to read that book! That's something I struggle with and I'm sure a lot of others do to. God as spoken though you, to me soooo many times. Thanks a million and God Bless you and your family!

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