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26 Making Marriage Work. On Dave and Joyce's milestone anniversary, they share some of their favorite memories and discuss what truly makes a marriage. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Joyce Meyer has been teaching the Word of God since and in full-time ministry since She is the bestselling. Joyce Meyer If you download this book without a cover you should be aware that Teaching Notes by Joyce Meyer Joyce Meyer Ministries of by a woman. (See.) Job ) the. The Wisdom of Making Right Choices - Joyce Meyer Ministries.
Her ministry is headquartered near the St. Louis in To this day, she speaks with a working-class St. Louis accent. Louis, she married a part-time car salesman shortly after her senior year of high school. The marriage lasted five years.
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She received her Ph. He is literally saying we need to do what God does and say what He says. Dorothy, an eighty-nine-year-old woman, lives in a nursing home in upstate Vermont. Diabetes and arthritis have robbed her of both her vision and her ability to walk.
When her niece Irene came to visit her from out of state, she expected to find her aunt depressed and distressed. But instead, her Aunt Dorothy greeted her warmly and settled in for a wonderful visit from her favorite niece.
They spent hours chatting and laughing, and finally, Irene could no longer suppress her curiosity. How do you keep such a sunny disposition? In fact, I memorized much of the Bible simply through years of study. Now whenever I start to feel sorry for myself, I speak and sing scripture and hymns of praise. With my lips have I declared and recounted all the ordinances of Your mouth. Psalm We cannot say what God says unless we know what He has said, and that is why we must study the Word of God diligently.
In order to know God and what to expect from Him, we must know His Word—because they are one. It is not possible for God to say one thing and do another. He cannot lie and is always faithful to perform what He has promised. Satan is a liar and seeks to deceive us through his lies.
The only way we can recognize his lies is to know the truth. I have learned how to speak in agreement with God, and I am enjoying the fulfilled promises of God.
It is our choice and only we can make it. Is it time for you to make an appointment with God and begin to agree with Him? Many people are stuck in their past. If they have done something bad or something bad has happened to them, they believe that they can never get beyond it.
We can recover from a bad thing in our past, and God will even work good out of it. God is a Redeemer, and that means He purchases sin and other bad things in our lives with the blood of Christ and turns them into something beautiful.
Just like many of you, I have a past filled with sin and pain from being abused and rejected. I was totally convinced that I would always have an inferior life because of my past.
It is too late. I have ruined my life. We release it by taking God-inspired action, by praying or by saying what God says.
Recently I was teaching at a conference, and I felt led by the Holy Spirit to ask how many people felt they were stuck in their past. I was surprised when about 75 percent of the attendees lifted their hands. I shared what God says about our past and challenged them to make a decision to agree with God. Our eyes are at the front of us, so we can always look forward. His Word is the highest authority on earth.
It is a mighty sword He has given us, but we must wield it. We must speak it and believe it, meditate on it, and act upon it. It is time to live deeper than the soul mind, will, and emotions. It is time to believe we are joint heirs with Jesus Christ and that we can reign as kings in life through righteousness see Romans , The God Kind of Righteousness There are two kinds of righteousness. The first kind is righteousness through right behavior, and that is the one we are most familiar with.
We struggle throughout life trying to do what is expected, and what society tells us is right. If we have any faith in God, we also struggle trying to please Him by obeying all of His commands. Most of us never feel that we succeed or measure up to the standard that has been set.
We compare ourselves with other people that we feel are better than us and we try to be like them, but that never works either and once again we feel all wrong. The feeling of being wrong leads to feelings of guilt and condemnation, both of which press us down in life and cause us to live far below our rights and privileges as a child of God.
I say that it is like trying to get into a chair we are already sitting in. It is His gift to us at the time we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior. It comes by grace through faith. And since it is a free gift, it cannot be earned, deserved, or paid for by us. The gift of righteousness that God gives His children has already been paid for by the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
God takes our sin and gives us His very own righteousness, and by an act of His love and mercy, He views us as being in right standing with Him through our faith.
For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness]. God takes our sins, puts them on Jesus, and gives us His righteousness.
Someone had to pay for sin, and we could not. So God sent His only Son, Jesus, to do the job. He became our substitute. Are you willing to say what God says? Will you come into agreement with Him? I do everything wrong. God sees me as right, and I have right relationship with Him through Christ. At one point in his ministry, Whitefield received a vicious letter accusing him of wrongdoing.
As for what you and my other enemies are saying against me, I know worse things about myself than you will ever say about me. With love in Christ, George Whitefield. He was much more concerned about pleasing the Lord. However, eventually the truth swallowed up the lies of Satan I had believed previously, and I no longer walk around with the constant companion of guilt. The burden has lifted and I am free!
He does it in a loving but firm way that will lift you out of sinful behavior. He never expects us to do anything unless He gives us the ability to do it first, so He gives us righteousness. He plants it as a seed in our spirit and then takes what He has planted in us and works it out through us, and it eventually becomes right behavior as the result of the righteousness of God we received as a gift from Him. But based on the God kind of righteousness, we try to do what is right because He has already approved of us and loves us unconditionally.
We are working out of His love, rather than to get His love. Keep saying what God says. Change your words, and you can change your life! Exceedingly, Abundantly Above and Beyond What should we expect in life? Should we expect barely enough and lack? Or should we expect God to keep His Word and supply all of our needs according to His riches in Christ? The Lord is my Shepherd to feed, guide and shield me , I shall not lack. God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above and beyond all that we could ever dare to hope, ask or think.
Ephesians b We often experience great fear in our life, thinking that our needs might not be met. Yet God has promised to provide for us if we will simply bring our offerings to Him as an act of faith. We take some of our money or other resources and give them, and when we do, God sees them as seed. On February 13, , I wrote this in my journal, and I recently came across it: I have had the word providence on my mind lately.
He sees needs and wants ahead of time and makes provision to supply them. There is never a moment in our life when God is not taking care of us. God desires that we trust Him to take care of us moment by moment. He has His eye on us at all times and never for one second leaves us alone.
He knows what we need even before we ask. And God is able to make all grace every favor and earthly blessing come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be selfsufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].
Read them over and over until you have squeezed out every drop of revelation they offer.
God will abundantly supply all of our needs if we will simply give to Him as an act of faith. Remember, faith must be released! God does not need our money, but He asks for it as a way of testing and growing our trust in Him. If a person is so poor that she has absolutely no money to give, then she can give her desire to give, or she can give time or prayer for others. We can always find a way to give if we have a giving heart.
When we give, do we always get immediate results? When a farmer plants his seed in the ground, does he immediately get a harvest, or does he have to water his seed and wait? We know that he waits, and we will also have to wait. The waiting time is the testing and growing time. But if we are not weary in well doing, we shall reap see Galatians I know that God wants each of us to trust Him for provision.
He does not want us to worry or be in fear. There are those who [generously] scatter abroad, and yet increase more; there are those who withhold more than is fitting or what is justly due, but it results only in want. The liberal person shall be enriched, and he who waters shall himself be watered. Proverbs —25 He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and that which he has given He will repay to him. Proverbs But seek aim at and strive after first of all His kingdom and His righteousness His way of doing and being right , and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
Matthew God promises to meet all of our needs. He may not give us everything we want when we want it, but He will be faithful to provide. God always does His part if we will do our part, and doing our part includes saying what God says. God never does barely enough; He always does more than enough. He put an abundance of fish in the sea when He created it.
He caused the people of Israel to abundantly increase in number while they were held in captivity in Egypt. God is abundant in mercy. He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above and beyond all we ever dare to hope, ask or think.
We make Him too small in our eyes and expect much less than He desires to give. Give as God has asked you to, and then water your seed by saying what He says about your provision. Make your appointment and agree with God, and your life will improve dramatically. First, there is the unregenerate person, the natural, nonspiritual individual who has not accepted or welcomed the things of God into his or her heart.
He has not received Jesus as his Savior and walks according to his own will. His spirit is filled with darkness. Second, there is the person who has been regenerated by the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ but remains carnal fleshly.
Third, there is the mature believer, a person who learns to do the will of God no matter how it feels or how difficult it is. He works with the Holy Spirit continuously to be changed into the image of Jesus Christ. He learns to say what God says, and he lives a life dedicated to God and His purposes.
I wish we were all the mature Christian, but sadly that is not the case. More often than not, once a person has received Christ as his Savior, he remains in the immature or carnal state.
That means he never grows up and matures in godly ways and principles. The church is filled with carnal Christians. They have received Christ, and they do care about the things of God, but they still act, think, and talk as a child. An immature Christian is selfish, self-centered, and finds it difficult to be happy unless he is getting what he wants in life. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.
We are to make a decisive dedication of our bodies and present all of ourselves to God for His use see Romans The Corinthians were born again, baptized in the Holy Spirit, operating in the gifts of the Spirit; and yet Paul said that they were carnal.
They were controlled by ordinary impulses. They were ruled by their emotions. They were envious, jealous, and there was a lot of division and strife among them.
All of this kind of behavior is rooted in insecurity. They did not know who they were in Christ and what their inheritance was. They did not know the hope of their calling. Paul said that they were unable to talk properly. Just by listening to them, he could discern where they were in the process of spiritual growth. If we were judged by our conversation, where would we be on the growth chart? The carnal Christian is immature in his thinking and speaking. Brethren, do not be children [immature] in your thinking; continue to be babes in [matters of] evil, but in your minds be mature [men].
Many people say things without thinking, and they wound others. They may even open a door for Satan to work in their own lives. We must remember that, even though we may be sorry for something we have said, once the words are spoken, they are out in the atmosphere forever.
Thankfully, we can repent and ask God to cleanse our lips as Isaiah did, but words are powerful and should not be spoken frivolously. He wants us to learn His Word and direct our lives accordingly, and be ready at all times to be His representative on the earth.
I believed in Jesus and felt assured of salvation through Him. I attended church and participated in various church activities. I was even on the church evangelism team, and went out into the surrounding neighborhoods weekly with a group of people, knocking on doors and telling people about Jesus.
I could tell people about Jesus, but I did not act like Him. I talked about myself a lot, and when I did talk about others, it often was not kind or loving.
My faults were far too many to list here, but I certainly was not living for God. I believed in God and I wanted Him to help me in my life, but I had never made the transition from wanting Him to do things for me, to wanting to do things for Him. My behavior was not guided by His Word. I regret now that I wasted so many years of my life in this immature stage. Not only was my behavior not pleasing to God, but I was also miserable. I had no peace, no joy, and suffered terribly from insecurity, guilt, and shame.
I tried to find worth and value in what I did, and my life was filled with struggle and frustration. Facing Truth As I prayed and sought God for answers to my problem, He helped me start facing truth about myself. It was painful, but it was also life changing.
As long as we are deceived, nothing changes. So one of the most important things we all need to do is cry out to God for truth. One of the truths I had to face was that my mouth caused a lot of trouble in my life and relationships. Learning the power of words has literally been life changing for me, and it is my prayer that I will be able to convey the importance of the power of words to you.
How do you talk? It is time to face the truth. Immature believers speak many negative things. Murmuring and complaining are normal for baby Christians. They enjoy gossiping and are very opinionated and nosy. Carnal believers are often filled with comparison, competition, jealousy, and envy. These things leave them joyless, frustrated, empty, and miserable. Jesus came that we might have and enjoy life, but we cannot do that unless we mature spiritually.
No matter what level we are on, we should want to grow, but if we find we are still in the baby stage of Christianity, we should certainly make a commitment to God to start working with His Holy Spirit toward maturity.
If we are mediocre and common Christians, it is not pleasing to God. We are not to be lukewarm, wanting to be a Christian, but also loving the world and all of its ways. A common Christian is not distinguished by superiority of any kind. She has begun a walk with God and she does believe, she goes to church, she carries a Bible, she may even do a few good deeds, but she does not stand out for God. She wants to be safe and comfortable.
She wants to be accepted and liked by everyone. Her thoughts and words are not excellent as God desires them to be. Great minds talk about creative ideas, average minds talk about things, and small minds talk about people. Just imagine how sad it would be if you were a parent who had wonderful things to give to your children and yet you were never able to do so simply because they were not mature enough to handle them.
God has much to give us and to do through us, but we need to grow up and go all the way through with God.
We serve a great and amazing God, and He wants us to be transformed into His image. Settling for Too Little The immature Christian often settles for far less than Jesus has made available for him. He does not want to suffer or be uncomfortable, so he does not press through hard things. He is likely to just give up and settle halfway between terrible and great. I believe God is looking for people who will be stars and heroes for Him—people who go all the way through and show others the way.
Jesus did it for us, and we need to do it for others. Everything grows steadily and little by little. He or she learns to sit, stand, walk, and run, and the baby Christian should do the same thing. As we go through difficulties in life, we grow. Our difficulties are tests, and sadly, more people flunk their tests than pass.
He discovers who will stand firm and make progress even when things are not easy. He discovers who will pay the price for greatness. He discovers whom He can work with and do great things through.
If we are addicted to ease and comfort, we will remain babies all of our lives. Many Christians hear hundreds of sermons over the course of years about the importance of forgiveness—yet much of the church is still angry, remaining as babies who hear and hear, but never apply what they have heard. We pay a great price to remain babies. Elaine and Orrin were thrilled with the birth of their first child.
A baby boy, Marcus was an armful of pleasure: lively, happy, and healthy. Everyone rejoiced over this baby with the huge blue eyes. His adorable gurgles, big smiles, and appreciation of birthday cake sealed the deal on a great celebration. In fact, his size, movements, and physical development in general were no different than they had been when he was several months old.
After months of monitoring Marcus, doctors diagnosed him with progeria, a rare syndrome with striking features. Babies with this condition do not grow appreciably in size, but their organs age at eight times the normal rate. These children often remain the size of an infant or toddler, despite the fact that they can live into their teens. Their brain capacity is usually not affected; in fact, they are often very bright and extremely verbal. But they are trapped in a tiny body that barrels through the aging process.
An average ten-year-old child will have the general health of an eighty-year-old. Of course, Orrin and Elaine were devastated. Those tiny hands and feet that were so exquisite became a daily reminder that their son would never develop normally. Little Marcus has loving parents who are doing everything possible to make his life rich and happy. His great disposition helps all three of them as they navigate each year that Marcus has ahead of him.
While many parents say that they wish their children could remain babies forever, Orrin and Elaine know what a nightmare that would be. The same is true in our spiritual lives. Thank God that you have the faculties to grow in Christ and become a fully functioning mature Christian. Christians grow to different levels of maturity, which is why Christ said that some would rule over many cities and others over few; that some would receive thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundredfold on the seed of the Word of God that had been sown in their life see Mark Some are willing to go farther than others, are more mature than others, and are willing to suffer if needed in order to walk in the will of God.
They are not addicted to their comfort and convenience. Please take time to read that chapter; it is bursting with the wisdom of Christ. Let me give you a brief summary. I think these Christians are unable to focus; they are easily distracted and often offended by something, which causes them to stumble and fall.
He goes away and thinks no more about the message because he is only concerned with his own wounded pride. There are those who hear the Word of God and receive it with joy, but they do not have roots. They are not deeply rooted in the Word of God. They hear it, but never act on it. So although they have lots of head knowledge, none of what they hear has become a revelation in their life.
Trouble and persecution come and they are displeased, resentful, and indignant, and they stumble and fall away. There are others who hear the Word, but the cares and anxieties of the world, the distractions and deceitfulness of riches and glamour, and the craving for things of the world tempt them, and choke the Word.
We must be single-minded and passionate about the things of God. Lastly we see in Mark 4 that the seed sown into well-adapted soil is the seed that bears fruit. In other words, mature Christians are the ones who hear the Word and receive and accept and welcome it and… bear fruit!
Each of us must ask ourselves if we are bearing fruit. Are you? Just as a parent measures the height of his child and places marks on the wall to see the growth over the years, we should be able to measure our growth. Have you been a Christian for twenty years and yet you are no taller in the spirit than when you were a two-year-old Christian? I have recently spent about two years studying what the Bible says about the power of words, the tongue, the mouth, and our confession.
I did that partly in preparation to write this book, but honestly, most of it was just because I needed to come up higher in this area myself.
God has challenged me to go on a fast. Not a fast of food, but of words. Long ago when I heard my first sermon on the power of words and I made the decision that I was going to keep quiet and followed through and barely said anything, by the end of the day I felt depressed. I asked God why I was feeling depressed since I had just spent the day trying to do what I thought He wanted me to do.
Your thoughts are still bad and that is why you feel depressed.
Our thoughts and our words are powerful! You may think as I once did that you simply cannot control what you think, but that is not true. God wants to think through us, but so does Satan. Keep the godly thoughts and cast out the evil ones. When you have an evil thought, replace it immediately with a godly thought.
The Bible says that we have a mind of the flesh and a mind of the spirit, so we can either think spiritual thoughts or fleshly ones. Our mind affects our mouth, and our mouth affects our mind. If we think something long enough, we will say it, and if we say something long enough, we will think it.
This is why I teach people to think and say things on purpose. Even if you are confessing a promise of God that sounds too wonderful to ever be a reality for you, keep confessing it! The more you do, the easier it will become to believe it. God wants us to receive them, use and enjoy them, but sometimes we fail to understand how to cooperate with God to get things from His realm the spiritual into ours the natural.
God… Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed. Romans One of the great privileges we have but frequently fail to make use of is speaking of things that are not manifested yet as if they already existed.
We can reach with our faith into the spiritual realm where God is and talk of the things that exist there as if they were already a reality in our life. We believe that God has strength available for us, so why keep saying we are weak? We need to say what God says and do what He does if we want to be what He wants us to be and have what He wants us to have. We are called to walk by faith and not by sight. In other words, we believe what God says in His Word, even more than we believe what we see.
Now faith is the assurance the confirmation, the title deed of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. Hebrews If I showed you the title to my car, you would totally believe that I owned it, even though you could not see the car. Do you look at things that are and think that they are always going to stay that way?
What do you want in the future? Are you cooperating with what you say you want by speaking as if it is already yours? I know this may seem a bit unusual, but if God can do it, then we can do it, too.
We are His children, and He wants us to follow His example. God gives me favor. Saying what God says about your future is smart, but verbalizing all of our circumstances and feelings is unwise. It seems to me sometimes that my mouth has a mind of its own. It wants to spurt out all of my feelings and every negative thought that runs through my mind. As the Bible says, it truly is like a wild beast that is difficult to tame.
Understanding the power of words will help us be more careful about what we say. If you want to keep a problem you have, then just keep talking about it. But if you want to get rid of it, then talk about the answer as if you expect it to manifest at any moment.
My First Lesson About the Power of Words I grew up in a very negative atmosphere, and as a child, I developed a negative mind, attitude, and mouth. I went to God complaining! I did that diligently, and as time went by, the changes I saw were dramatic. They were things I wanted to see happen, and they were things that existed in the spiritual realm where God abides.
Here is the original list I made in I am a new creature in Christ: old things have passed away; behold, all things are become new. I am free to love, to worship, to trust with no fear of rejection or of being hurt. John ; Rom. John —5, 14—16, 27; I love to pray, I love to praise and worship God. John ; 1 Cor. And as I study, I become more alert and more energized. I meditate on the Word all the day long. James ; Ps. Luke Work is good, I enjoy work.
Mark I am a responsible person. I enjoy responsibility, and I rise to every responsibility in Christ Jesus. I am a spiritual woman and am judged by no one.
John KJV; Rom. I am not afraid of the anger of man. I do not feel guilty or condemned. I resist the devil, and he has to flee from me. I cast them down and choose rather to believe the Word of God. John , 2 Cor. Therefore, all of my thoughts are positive. I do not allow the devil to use my spirit as a garbage dump by meditating on negative things that he offers me. James God opens my mouth, and no man can shut it.
God shuts my mouth, and no man can open it. I will speak forth the righteousness and praise of God all the day long. Gentleness is in my touch. Mercy and compassion are in my bearing. I edify and build up; I never tear down or destroy. I eat right, I look good, I feel good, and I weigh what God wants me to weigh. I do one thing at a time. All of my prayer and study time is wisely spent.
He is the king and priest of our home. He makes godly decisions. We are blessed when we come in and when we go out. They openly and boldly praise God. It is more blessed to give than to receive. I love to give! I have plenty of money to give away all the time. Acts ; 2 Cor. I have prosperity in all areas of my life—spiritual, financial, mental, and social. I owe no man anything except to love him in Christ.