Everyday Study

Speaking the Word of God When You Pray

God’s Word is a treasure filled with wisdom, direction, truth, and everything else we need to live a faith-filled life. When we incorporate the Word of God into our prayers, we are putting ourselves in agreement with God. The Bible doesn’t include verses that specifically talk about all the details of every situation we might face, but it does provide wisdom, principles, and general direction to help us know how to pray in all kinds of circumstances. You can use the Word of God to help direct your prayers every day.

This Week's Scripture:

The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18 (NLT)

Video:

Words Contain Power

Our words matter, even in our prayers. Learn about the importance of saying what God says.

Tip From Joyce:

God’s promises are for you; they are for every believer—and He loves it when we know His Word and pray it back to Him. Joyce Meyer, The Power of Simple Prayer

Study Suggestion:

We can find a scripture to pray in every situation life brings. Think about a situation you are facing right now. Look up scriptures that you can write down or memorize. Use them in your prayers this week.

Hearing from God

In our journey with God, He is always speaking to us and guiding us. It’s His will for us to be led by His Spirit and live with “divine guidance” (see John 14:26). And as we learn to hear and recognize His voice, we discover how to walk out His amazing plan for our lives. The Holy Spirit wants to lead, guide and help us in every area of life if we let Him. He desires to speak to our hearts and show us the will of God. When you seek God for His divine guidance, He will be faithful to meet you where you are...and help you to know and recognize His voice.

This Week's Scripture:

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 (ESV)

Video:

Hello, Could I Speak to God Please?

God wants to hear from us, but He also wants us to listen to Him. Watch Joyce’s illustration of conversation with God.

Tip From Joyce:

The more we read, study and fill our minds with God’s Word, the more intimately acquainted we become with Him...and the easier it becomes to hear His voice. Joyce Meyer

Study Suggestion:

Philippians 4:6 says that we should not worry about anything, but instead take our situations to God in prayer. This week spend time with God sharing some of your concerns. Then, listen to what He speaks to you and write it down. Go back to your note throughout the week and be sure you are following His voice.

Powerful Prayer

Prayer—simply talking to God and listening to Him speak to us—is one of the greatest powers available to us. Prayer releases God to work in our daily lives and it strengthens our relationship with Him. The power of prayer is not determined by whether or not results come instantly or dramatically. And even when the answers seem slow in coming, you can have assurance that God is working on your situation. Prayer opens the door for God to move…in both the seemingly small circumstances and in areas that appear desperate in your life.

This Week's Scripture:

…The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]. James 5:16 (AMP)

Article:

The Truth About Prayer: What It Is and How It Works

Discover how to develop a more exciting and effective prayer life today! Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

When we talk to God, we open the door for Him to come into our day—into our problems and situations—and do what we cannot do on our own. We are actually inviting the power of God into our lives. Joyce Meyer, 20 Ways to Make Every Day Better

Study Suggestion:

Read the story of how God’s power was released when Jehoshaphat prayed in 2 Chronicles 20. As you ask God to lead you into a deeper prayer life, let this story be an encouragement to you.

Lord, Teach Me to Pray

One of the most important, life-changing prayers we can ever utter is, "Lord, teach me to pray." Simply knowing about prayer is not enough; we have to know how to pray—to talk and listen to God—as individuals who are in an intimate, personal relationship with Him. Although there are principles of prayer that apply to everyone, we are individuals, and God will lead each of us to pray and communicate with Him in uniquely personal ways.

This Week's Scripture:

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1 (ESV)

Video:

The Lord's Prayer

Even Jesus’ disciples had questions about prayer. Watch as Joyce teaches about part of the Lord’s Prayer.

Tip From Joyce:

I believe if you will ask God to teach you to pray too, that you will also experience great changes in the way you pray, increased effectiveness in your prayers, tremendous satisfaction in your relationship with God, and a refreshing freedom and enjoyment in prayer. Joyce Meyer, The Power of Simple Prayer

Study Suggestion:

Read the Lord’s Prayer in Luke 11:1-13. As you are reading these scriptures, write down any questions you have and take them to God. Let Him teach you how to pray!

The Key to Prayer

Prayer is a vital part of our relationship with God, and it’s also a great privilege. One of the keys to effective, powerful prayer is approaching God as a friend. In John 15:15, Jesus calls us His friends. And we can continue developing a friendship with Him by sharing our life and simply talking to Him. God wants prayer to be simple—like breathing. It’s something that feels easy and natural...something we can do anywhere, anytime.

This Week's Scripture:

Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice. Psalm 55:17 (NKJV)

Video:

Make Prayer Simple

Prayer wasn’t meant to be complicated. Find out how easy it is to talk to God.

Tip From Joyce:

When you and I see ourselves as close friends with God, we’re more eager to spend time talking to Him, eager to follow every instruction He gives us and unafraid to ask for help with everything! Joyce Meyer

Study Suggestion:

When you talk to God, it should be natural. He is your friend, and He’s interested in everything about you. This week, spend some time talking to Him like you would a friend. Ask questions, share your frustrations, and be totally and completely honest.

Bless Those Around You

Have you ever thought about what an encouraging word, a compliment or words of appreciation mean to others? We all need to be encouraged, complimented, and appreciated sometimes. And our words and actions can have a major impact on the people around us.

First Thessalonians 5:18 (AMP) encourages us to “be thankful and continually give thanks to God.” And one of the ways we can express our thankfulness to God “continually” is to bless others. We show appreciation to God for all He has done for us by giving to someone else, and then He blesses us more, so we can do it all over again.

This Week's Scripture:

…You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35 NLT

Article:

Count Your Blessings

God has blessed us so we can reach out and help others. Find out how you can encourage someone else today! Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

It’s natural to want to be blessed, but we can actually learn to enjoy blessing others even more than we do being blessed. Joyce Meyer, I Dare You

Study Suggestion:

Start developing a list of things you hear others say that they want or need. Then pray and ask God to show you how you can meet that need.

Enjoy the Little Things

It’s easy to overlook the little things God does for us every day. We can often get so busy and preoccupied with the tasks and challenges of our daily lives that we forget to stop and thank Him for the “little” things. When it comes to enjoying life, we tend to focus on the “big” things”—our career, more money, finding a spouse. But the little things in life can make your day great.

For example, a beautiful sunrise, waking up healthy, the joy of a child’s giggle, a delicious dinner, a compliment from a friend, a delicious cup of coffee—these blessings add up quickly. These small blessings remind us that we have so much to be thankful for and so much to love about the life God has given us.

This Week's Scripture:

At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father. Ephesians 5:20 (AMPC)

Article:

An Attitude of Gratitude

Here are a couple of helpful hints on how to fill each day with gratitude. Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

When you’re counting your blessings, don’t just sit passively, waiting for the big blessings to come along…start with the little blessings. Joyce Meyer, Living a Life You Love

Study Suggestion:

Contentment is often found in the small stuff. How many small things can you recognize as blessings this week? Write them down along with a prayer of thanksgiving to God.

Living a Life of Thanksgiving

During His earthly ministry, Jesus lived a life of thanksgiving. He gave thanks to God for many things at many different times. For example, He gave thanks to God when He broke the loaves and fishes and fed 4,000 people (Matthew 15:36). And He gave thanks to God when He had the last supper with His disciples, knowing suffering and death were close (Mark 14:22-23).

Thanksgiving should be a regular part of our lives. Just like Jesus made thankfulness a priority, I encourage you to follow His example. A heart full of thankfulness will make any day better.

This Week's Scripture:

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV)

Video:

We Are Blessed

God has been good to us in so many ways, and we have a lot to be thankful for. Watch as Joyce shares about some of those blessings.

Tip From Joyce:

If you want victory in your life, all you have to do is adopt a lifestyle of thanksgiving. Joyce Meyer

Study Suggestion:

Select some of your favorite scriptures that remind you to be grateful. Read and think about those verses from God’s Word that you chose. Write down the reasons you are grateful to God and list the blessings that are mentioned in some of the scriptures you selected.

Here are a few to get you started:

Taking Time for Gratitude

Throughout the Bible, we see people continually celebrating God’s goodness in a variety of ways. One of those ways was to specifically take the time to give an offering to God and to thank Him. Noah did it (Genesis 8:20) . Abraham did it (Genesis 22:13). And we can do it too.

An attitude of gratitude shows a lot about a person’s character. It helps us keep God first, reminding us that He is the Source of every good thing in our lives. Take time to thank God today for the goodness He has shown you.

This Week's Scripture:

At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father. Ephesians 5:20

Article:

Thankfulness: The Key to Having the Life You Really Want

Discover the benefits of setting aside time to think about His goodness and thank Him for His many blessings. Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

We should ask God to help us maintain a proper perspective because we have been given so much. We really do have a lot to be grateful for! Joyce Meyer, 20 Ways to Make Every Day Better

Study Suggestion:

Philippians 1:3 says, I thank my God in all my remembrance of you. Tell at least five people in your life how thankful you are for them. Give them a call, write them a note, or tell them face-to-face. 

A Life of Peace

A lot of Christians pray for God to give them peace, but they need to realize that as believers in Christ, they already have His peace. We need to pray for God to help us learn how to walk in peace.

I want to strongly encourage you today to purposely choose to seek God and delight yourself in Him before anyone or anything else in your life. He is the Source of love, joy and peace. And you’ll live in peace as you live in Him!

This Week's Scripture:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Article:

Peace, Where Did I Leave You?

Anxiety isn't for you? Try peace of mind! Joyce shares how to break the cycle of worry. Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

Knowing who you are in Christ leads you to peace, and peace always produces joy in your life. Joyce Meyer

Study Suggestion:

In John 20:19, “Peace to you!” is the first thing Jesus said to His disciples after His resurrection. Verse 21 says, “Then Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace to you….’” Notice the word “again.” Take a moment to think about how much peace you have. Do you worry, get upset or feel stressed-out often? Many people do…but that’s not the way God wants us to live.

How to Trust When Fear Comes

I find that when I don’t trust God, I am filled with doubt, fear, worry and anxiety. It is stressful and places a heavy burden on me that I don’t want to carry. But when I trust Him, believing His Word and promises, I have peace and joy and I enjoy life.

If you are having trouble trusting in God, I want to encourage you to pray this simple prayer: “Father, help me learn to trust You.” God is willing to meet you where you are and help you get where you need to be. That is the good news of the Gospel!

This Week's Scripture:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Article:

How the Habit of Trust Transforms Your Life

The key to living with peace—free from guilt, fear, worry and distress—is simple. You just have to put your trust in the right place! Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

We can either go crazy—just be frustrated and upset all the time, worried, tormented, fretting, anxious—or we can trust God. And after trying both, I’ve decided that trusting God IS BETTER. Joyce Meyer

Study Suggestion:

Just think about the Red Sea in front of you and the Egyptian army behind you. You've come out of this mess in Egypt—you've been a slave for all these years. Now what are you going to do? Exodus 14:13 says, Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today….”. What does it mean to stand firm in times of fear? Is there an area of your life in which you need to dig in and stand your ground no matter what may come?

Do It Afraid

Being free from fear doesn’t mean that we will never experience it or be confronted by it. It means that we are committed to not allowing it to rule our lives, and when necessary we will do what we need to do, even if we have to do it afraid.

Each time you feel fear and decide to “do it afraid,” you will enjoy your new freedom so much that you will soon be totally unwilling to do without it. You will become determined to end your days of slavery to fear. That does not mean that you won’t still need to confront your fears, but it does mean that you will be more and more willing to keep confronting them.

This Week's Scripture:

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Article:

Stepping Out into the Unknown

You can't go anywhere unless you take a first step. Learn how to overcome the fear of the unknown. Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

We're built by God for variety, for freshness, for newness. We crave it, we want it, but we're petrified of it. You need to get over the fear of change. Just because you've never done something before doesn't mean that it's not going to be a good thing. Joyce Meyer

Study Suggestion:

Take some time to study through the book of Ruth this week. Ruth followed Naomi into an unknown land, without any knowledge of what was in store, but God was with her and lavished his blessings upon her. What would she have missed out on if she was afraid to go with Naomi.

The True Meaning of Courage

It’s important to understand what it means to live courageously. It doesn’t mean we will never feel fearful, because the truth is, we will never completely get rid of the feeling of fear. But it does mean that when we feel afraid, we can do whatever we need to do through Christ who gives us strength. (See Philippians 4:13.)

We can follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and do what God puts in our hearts to do, rather than settle for an okay or average life. And God wants to do amazing things in our lives that will likely pull us out of our comfort zones and require us to walk by faith to do them.

This Week's Scripture:

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord! Psalm 31:24

Article:

The Key to Overcoming Every Fear You Face

When God said, "Fear not," He didn't leave us alone to figure out what to do from there. Find out what else His Word says about dealing with fear. Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

'I will not live in fear.' If you're having a problem with fear, I want to challenge you to say that about a hundred times a day out loud and keep saying it every day a hundred times until you find that you are just as bold as a lion Joyce Meyer

Study Suggestion:

Take some time this week to study the story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17. Then go find other passages about David. Where did David’s courage come from?

Lift Up Your Faith

The Bible says that faith is a shield (see Ephesians 6:16). So, when the enemy starts to fire off darts of fear and insecurity, you can get behind your shield of faith and keep going forward with God.

But here’s the thing: A shield won’t do you any good unless it’s lifted up. You need to raise up your shield by praying, saying, and doing things that line up with God’s Word.

This Week's Scripture:

In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16

Article:

The Secret to Defeating Fear

The enemy wants to use fear to keep us from the great things God has for our lives. Learn how God can lead you through this battle victoriously. Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

Fear is a dead end, but faith always has a future. Fear opens the door for Satan to work in our life. Faith opens the door for God to work in our life. Joyce Meyer

Study Suggestion:

Look to the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11 to see how God was able to work in their lives because they believed. Hebrews 11:13 (AMPC) says that they were “controlled and sustained by their faith.” And their faith still inspires us today! After studying, take some time to ask God to show you your great story of faith.

Live with a Heart of Praise

Regularly giving thanks to God not only helps us fully realize how He’s working in our lives, it also gives us a new perspective—our mind is renewed, our attitude is improved, and we are filled with joy (see Psalm 16:11). This week, think of the wonderful ways God is working on your behalf, and thank Him immediately as they come to mind.

This Week's Scripture:

O GIVE thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so… Psalm 107:1-2

Article:

An Attitude of Gratitude

Giving thanks is good for you! Discover a few of the benefits of giving God praise. Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

When we praise God for His goodness, His blessings, and His many benefits, it brings us peace and fills us with joy. Praising God is a tremendous way to brighten every day. Joyce Meyer, 20 Ways to Make Every Day Better

Study Suggestion:

Try this experiment: For the next week, make the first sentence you utter in the morning and the last thing you speak at night some words of thankfulness. See how this new attitude of gratitude increases your peace and joy.

Pray, and Be Peaceful

God often reveals very simple answers to some of our most complex problems when we pray. He often speaks through what the Bible calls the still, small voice (see 1 Kings 19:11-12). You might also describe it as a knowing in your heart of what you should do. So, pray about everything...and trust God to guide you with His peace.

This Week's Scripture:

Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints; but let them not turn back to folly. Psalm 85:8

Video:

Hello, Could I Speak to God, Please?

Have you ever just wanted a hotline to heaven so you could dial-up God and ask Him some questions? Joyce does exactly that on this fun clip.

Tip From Joyce:

If we pray about our inner lives—about our thoughts and motives and about our relationship with God—then He will take care of the externals. Joyce Meyer, The Power of Simple Prayer

Study Suggestion:

This week’s scripture says we should hear what God the LORD will speak. Ask God about a situation in your life or some upcoming plans, and listen with expectation for His still, small voice. The flesh will lead you in the direction of what you think and feel, and it may bring you temporary happiness. But the voice of God will lead you to make a wise decision that brings you a deep sense of peace, and lasting joy.

The Trademark of a True Disciple

Many people live their lives without encountering God’s love in practical ways. They may be waiting for a simple invitation to church or for someone who is willing to pray with them in their moment of need. It’s time to set aside our own comfort and demonstrate His love in noticeable ways...not only at church, but also in the checkout line at the grocery store, and in our everyday exchanges with people. Let’s look for ways to share God’s love…and truly make love the trademark of our lives.

This Week's Scripture:

By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:35

Article:

The Art of Learning How to Love

As we open our hearts to God’s will for our lives, He continues to lead us and guide us. Learn how He can help you love others like never before! Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

The world is looking for something to believe in, something real.... Let’s do more than wear Christian jewelry and put bumper stickers on our cars. Let’s walk out His love and demonstrate it to others. Joyce Meyer

Study Suggestion:

Think about how you can make serving God and loving others a bigger part of your daily life. Don’t be afraid to change your routine in order to notice someone or to meet a simple need.

The Gift of Real Love

Like each and every fruit of the Spirit (see this week’s scripture), love is an action word—a way of applying God’s Word to your life. It’s not just a lofty idea or even a warm, fuzzy feeling. When we come to understand God’s great love for us, then we’re empowered to love others in practical ways—to treat them as we want to be treated, and to help them when they have a need. In so doing, we have the opportunity to help them discover the incredible love of Jesus Christ. Let’s make the decision to love…and see where God leads us this week!

This Week's Scripture:

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

Article:

Understanding the Fruit of the Spirit

Want the supernatural ability to overcome difficulties in life? Discover how to operate in the fruit of the Spirit, with love! Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

Obeying God is the way we show our love for Him. Talk is easy, but actions speak much louder than words. Joyce Meyer, Love Out Loud Devotional

Study Suggestion:

Jesus says in John 14:15, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Spend some time alone with God, asking Him to show you what the fruit of love looks like in your life. How can you express God’s love to others more? 

Consider the Needs of Others

There is a lot of self-centeredness in this world. But we have everything we need in Christ to overcome a selfish, “What about me?” mindset and lifestyle. We have the gift of the Holy Spirit inside us! Spend time this week thinking about the needs of others around you. Ask the Holy Spirit what you can do for them—and practice sharing God’s love with others more freely.

This Week's Scripture:

A new commandment I give you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. John 13:34

Article:

The Simple Truth About True Love

Joyce shares a deeper definition of the word we all think we know. Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

We think we need someone to love us, but really what we need is someone to love. Joyce Meyer

Study Suggestion:

Journal about your experiences sharing God’s love with others this week. What do you find that you gain from giving of yourself?

Love Others on Purpose

“Love” is a word we all think we know and understand. But true Christlike love is not easily found in this world. In fact, this week’s scripture tells us we need to pursue it. As you study God’s Word this week, notice how Jesus treated others…with patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness…and be inspired to truly love others on purpose.

This Week's Scripture:

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 1 Corinthians 14:1

Article:

Love Changes Everything

Most people can "feel the love," but how do you "live the love"? Joyce explains what you need to really love others. Read Now

Tip From Joyce:

Love is not a feeling, it’s a decision. Joyce Meyer

Study Suggestion:

Read about Jesus’ ministry in the Gospel of John. Journal about the ways you see Him love others, and ask God to give you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him (see Philippians 2:13 NLT).

Do What It Takes to Be Healed and Set Free

After leaving a place where you were deeply hurt, you can still be deeply wounded. That’s because our problems don’t disappear when our circumstances change. The good news is, God can heal you so completely that there is no evidence of the damage that was done to you through abuse, injustice or unfair situations. You don’t have to ever settle for a second-rate life or believe that you’ll always be “damaged goods.” You can let go of everything that has soured your life and let Jesus Christ make you whole!

This Week's Scripture:

...Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out from the fire.... The hair of their heads was not singed, their cloaks were not harmed, and so smell of fire had come upon them. Daniel 3:26-27

Video:

Get Out of That Pit

Learn what keeps you in your pit and how to get out of there!

Tip From Joyce:

God offers us a new beginning, and that means we must put the past behind us and not look back! Let go of all blame, shame and guilt from the past, and let God show Himself strong in your life. Joyce Meyer, Healing the Soul of a Woman

Study Suggestion:

Meditate on scriptures like these that will strengthen your confidence in God, and your determination to do what He is leading you to do. Jeremiah 29:11, Nahum 1:7, Joshua 1:9, Hebrews 4:16, Hebrews 10:35, Philippians 1:6, Philippians 4:13

Resolve to Be More Trusting and Less Controlling

A great deal of our pain and misery is caused by trying to control people and situations that we cannot control. It is usually difficult for most people to admit they are controlling if they are. But we can learn to be out of control and love it! We can love the freedom it brings to us! Sometimes we think we are helping God when we are actually hindering His work. But God will lead us to a better result if we will simply give Him control. Practice casting your cares, worry and anxiety on God...and allow Him to take care of you.

This Week's Scripture:

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7

Video:

What Is My Worry Saying?

Worry doesn't tell God that we trust Him. Faith prays and then stands firm, waiting on God to finish His work.

Tip From Joyce:

Many people have difficulty trusting God because of past hurts. But God is not like the people who have hurt us. We can trust Him! Joyce Meyer

Study Suggestion:

What people or kinds of situations do you typically try to control? Make a list, and then pray over each item, submitting your cares and concerns to God. Think: Who in the Bible did things their own way? Who trusted God and submitted to His instructions? Closely examine their stories and the outcome of their lives.

Get Rid of Guilt and Condemnation

How much time do you waste feeling bad about yourself? Whatever amount of time it is, it is too much! Even if you are not where you want to be in your walk with God, you don’t have to feel guilty and ashamed. You can rejoice that you have made some progress. Jesus, who began a good work in you, will continue developing and perfecting His work in you right up until the day of Christ’s return. When the devil attacks you with guilt and shame, you can say, “I may not be where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be! God is working in me right now, and each day I improve!”

This Week's Scripture:

And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6

Video:

How to Get Rid of Condemnation

If you have a hard time forgiving yourself and moving on from your mistakes, this video is a must-see.

Tip From Joyce:

Learn to enjoy the progress you have made even if it seems tiny to you, instead of constantly thinking about how far you still have to go. Joyce Meyer, Healing the Soul of a Woman

Study Suggestion:

Study this list of Biblical truths by Joyce...and let God’s Word teach you who you are.

Live a Life of Abundance by Faith

If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior…if you’ve given your heart to Him, then God has put in you a desire to be all you can be and to do something meaningful in this world. But it will take courage to live by faith and a determined decision to refuse to settle for anything less than what God has for you! Focus on God’s amazing promise in this week’s scripture and meditate on what it means for you.

This Week's Scripture:

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10

Video:

Abraham’s Faith

As you learn to trust God completely, you’ll be amazed at the peace in your soul and how much your faith will grow!

Tip From Joyce:

Perhaps you are facing a testing time in your life right now and the temptation to quit and give up is strong. Know this: You have what it takes to go through and experience victory because God is on your side. Joyce Meyer, Healing the Soul of a Woman

Study Suggestion:

What dreams or desires are in your heart? What’s holding you back from pursuing them? Spend some time journaling and praying about it...and let this week’s scripture be an encouragement to you! It may help to write it down and post it somewhere you’ll see it each day.

Don’t Settle for Less than God’s Best

We all go through hardship and experience pain in our lives. And we have a choice to make about how we will respond to it. We can either “settle” in it and let it determine the quality of life we have, or we can trust God to heal us and take steps of faith to go through the process of restoration. Joyce endured years of horrific abuse at the hands of her father, yet she made a determined decision to trust God to heal and restore her soul. Whatever your story may be, God can use the hardship you’ve endured to make you stronger than you’ve ever been! So, don’t give up – receive everything God has for you!

This Week's Scripture:

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

Video:

Live Deeper

Do you ever let your circumstances determine your level of joy? Learn how to find the contentment your soul needs.

Tip From Joyce:

If we hope to see the end fulfillment of our dreams, we need to go all the way through the things that are blocking our path. We cannot go part of the way and then park when life is difficult. Joyce Meyer, Healing the Soul of a Woman

Study Suggestion:

Study scriptures on healing and restoration. Read Jeremiah 30:17 as if God is saying it directly to you…because it IS for you!

Trusting God: Follow That Dream!

Each of us should have a dream and go after it with all our heart. Dreams are different from plans. Plans are manageable opportunities, but dreams are often too big to be managed. They always require faith because they are bigger than you or your ability to accomplish them. That’s why your faith-filled dreams are so important! When you dream a big dream for God, you will need to become totally dependent on Him to bring it to pass. Trust God’s timing and diligently take each step He guides you to take. You will see your God-ordained dreams come to pass if you don’t give up.

This Week's Scripture:

God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship and participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9

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Not Qualified

Do you know what God has qualified you to do? Be encouraged to believe for a great, big faith adventure!

Tip From Joyce:

Being in God’s will, and passionately fulfilling His purpose for your life is worth every risk, every uncertainty, and every chance you take. Step out in faith and live a daring life today. Joyce Meyer

Study Suggestion:

Think of a faith-filled dream you’re either currently pursuing or would like to pursue. Then ask God to help you, and take a step of faith! Be encouraged by these scriptures about God’s enduring love and faithfulness. 2 Timothy 2:13Psalm 33:4Psalm 91:42 Thessalonians 3:3Psalm 119:90Hebrews 10:23Numbers 23:19Deuteronomy 31:6Romans 8:38-39Philippians 1:6

Trusting God: Why Do People Suffer?

We may never know the answer to this question. But should we allow life’s unanswered questions to drive us into confusion, frustration and despair? Or should we strive to develop a firm assurance of God’s goodness? The latter allows us to deal with our own personal suffering as well as that of others all over the world! Have you ever known someone who turned their pain and suffering into an opportunity to bring comfort to others? Do you know anyone who is suffering that you have the opportunity to help?

This Week's Scripture:

For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us! Romans 8:18

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Trouble in the World

No matter what happens, we can trust God to see us through! Learn how you can make a difference in the meantime.

Tip From Joyce:

You can decide to rejoice over what you do have instead of grieving over what does not seem fair or just in your life. Don’t let something you don’t understand blind you to the goodness of God. Joyce Meyer, Unshakeable Trust

Study Suggestion:

Read Psalm 31. Can you relate on some level to what David was going through? What about this Psalm inspires you?

Trusting God: Go About Doing Good

How can you be joyful when you have problems? The answer is simple: Focus on doing something good for someone else! In this week’s scripture, the Apostle Paul encourages us to persevere in faith to do good. Galatians 6:10 tells us to do good to all people—especially our fellow believers—as those occasions and opportunities arise. Be diligent to take those opportunities. The truth is, people who are focused on helping others are the happiest people on earth!

This Week's Scripture:

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9-10 (KJV)

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Make Someone’s Life Better

Has God ever asked you to help someone who you did not want to help? Be encouraged to be a light in the darkness.

Tip From Joyce:

Every time we do good, we are sowing a seed that will release our own harvest. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you have too many problems of your own to help other people. Joyce Meyer, Unshakeable Trust

Study Suggestion:

Be encouraged to put your love in action! Study John 13:34-35, Matthew 5:44-46, Matthew 6:2-4, and 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.