Words are powerful; if you change your words, you can change your life.
Keep walking the walk, one step at a time.
One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is time alone with God.
Calm down and cheer up -- You're equipped to handle it.
Remain calm in every situation because peace equals power.
Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.
Humble people ask for help.
I believe that everyone experiences depression to some degree at some time in their lives. And there are probably millions of people who live with a low level of sadness and heaviness day in and day out.
Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.
There's no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.
I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.
When you're in a leadership role, you can never please all of the people all of the time. There's also a lot of responsibility that goes along with it that others may not realize.
As you work through your grief, you may have times when you simply need to get your mind off of what you're going through because you have done everything you can do about it; there is nothing else you can do except wait for the full healing to come.
We don't grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges.
As you read or listen to God's word and spend time talking to him in prayer, your spirit will eventually become stronger than your flesh.
Sometimes when you are the closest to your breakthrough the pressure is the greatest. You have come too far to give up now!
Sometimes when you are the closest to your breakthrough the pressure is the greatest. You have come too far to give up now!
Too many Christians live their lives like slaves -- to the devil -- because they believe his lies more than they trust God.
If we are addicted to people's approval, we will always experience pain when that approval is withdrawn -- as it always is.
People often ask me how I keep my priorities straight in life and I tell them that it is done by constantly straightening them out!
The best way to get forgiveness is to give forgiveness.
I always say believe for a bunch, and even if you only get half of it you are better off than believing for a little and getting all of it.
Compromise means to go just a little bit below what you know is right. It's just a little bit, but it's the little foxes that spoil the vine.
I think that one of the things that Christianity really needs, and the church really needs, is credibility. People need to be able to trust us and they need to believe we really want to help them and that it's not just, I'm-doing-this-for-me type thing.
You can't fulfill all the expectations of everyone you know, so you might as well go ahead and disappoint them and get it over with.
I was mentally, emotionally and verbally abused by my father as far back as I can remember until I left home at the age of eighteen.
The Bible has the answers to our everyday life. Many times people don't realize how practical it is.
Don't waste your life waiting until everything is perfect before you start enjoying it.
Faithfulness is not doing something right once but doing something right over and over and over and over.
Helplessness is a place of power if you're helpless before God. Ask God for help in everything you do.
God doesn't do good things for us because we are good and we deserve them. He does good things for us because He is good and loves us.
I have learned God doesn't always change those people we want Him to change; instead, He often uses them to change us.
Grace is the power of the Holy Spirit coming to us free of charge to enable you to do with ease what you could never do on your own with any amount of struggle and effort.
It is amazing the quality of human beings that are in this world if we can just get past people not dressing the way we want them to dress.
Justified means just as if you've never sinned.
Turn your situation over to God because He can do more in a moment than you can do in a lifetime. -- Joyce Meyer.
Sometime we get so addicted to murmuring about the past and blaming the past for everything that we miss our whole future. You're not going to enjoy your future, and you're not going to enjoy your right now, if all you can do is be guilty and ashamed and afraid of your past.
When someone gives you offense, it doesn't mean you have to take it.
Having everything your way is highly overrated.
We've all got our own brand of problems. You can be pitiful or powerful. Take your pick.
The way anything is developed is through practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice and more practice.
Average is very acceptable in our society but I don't think the angels are applauding. If you are determined to be excellent, to not back out of it, you will reap a harvest in your life.
Our desire for approval can only truly be met by receiving God's acceptance and approval of us.
Worry increases pressure; prayer releases peace.
Sowing and reaping is a spiritual law...Sow generously and you will reap generously.
Many people say my life stinks. Well, your life will stink if you spend today thinking about tomorrow.
If we didn't struggle through some things, we would never develop the strength and stamina we need to survive in this world.
If you want a testimony, you are going to have a test.
Do what you don't want to do to get what you want to get.
God's unconditional love is a very difficult concept for people to accept because, in the world, there's always payment for everything we receive. It's just how things work here. But God is not like people!
Do yourself a favor and forgive anyone that has anything against you. Do it as an act of faith and trust God to change and heal your emotions. Pray for your enemies and never say another unkind thing about them. It is the only way you can move past the pain and begin to heal.
The simple power of prayer can save us all kinds of time and trouble if we will ask God to give us wisdom and discernment in our relationships.
I'm amazed sometimes by the Christians who don't really believe that God wants to help them and bless them.
If I have to build a big company by mistreating other people then the Bible says woe to me. I don't know what that is, but I don't want any of it.
Today is a brand new beginning for me!
A demonstration of sincere concern can be a strong building block of love.
If you are accused of being a Christian, there should be enough evidence to convict you.
Everytime you feed the flesh, you strenghten it. This is good if you are trying to build a good habit, but detrimental if you are trying to stop a bad habit. The way to kill the flesh is to starve it; to stop feeding it.
You have a great God who loves you and cares about you. Be full of hope that something good can happen to you. God is a master at new beginnings. He loves fresh beginnings, He makes all things new.
You never know how close you are to a breakthrough. It may be right around the corner. Don't quit!
One of the best aids to freedom is asking God for a lot of help-and asking often.
I believe a lot of people that are gay, had even had problems like I had in the past. I think they've been hurt by somebody from the opposite sex, and they don't know how to function right in those relationships.
If we continue to believe God and place our trust in Him, bad things ultimately give way to better things.
If we do our best, God will do the rest.
One of the best ways to walk in love is to be a blessing to other people or simply to help them.
The biggest black eye that you can give the devil is to give God your pain and let Him turn it into gain.
Happiness is not a feeling, it is a choice. To be happy, one must choose to be happy, not respond to a circumstance that now controls your happiness.
Many Christians suffer because they're too busy seeking carnal knowledge instead of the Word of God.
Faith is not the price that buys God's blessing, it is the hand that receives His blessing. The price was paid for us by Jesus Christ on the cross.
I never get tired of hearing the great testimonies of people whom God has touched. I pray that the changes God has done in me will then be done in others.
As believers in Christ, we are part of Him-God the Father decided before the foundation of the world that anyone who loved Christ would be loved and accepted by Him.
Make sure you are doing what is important to God-not just what is important to everyone else you know.
Words are containers for power.
Words are containers for power, you choose what kind of power they carry.
Stop comparing yourself to other people; you are an original. We are all different and it's okay.
Embrace your life, count your blessings, and don't complain about what you don't have.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, we will never lose our value in God's eyes.
Faith is a decision we make about where we are going to put our trust.
Forgiveness is not a feeling -- it's a decision we make because we want to do what's right before God.
Forgiveness is not a feeling -- it's a decision we make because we want to do what's right before God. It's a quality decision that won't be easy and it may take time to get through the process, depending on the severity of the offense.
If you are facing a difficult task don't put it off. If you do it will just keep tormenting you.
Harboring unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping your enemy will die.
There are no drive-thru breakthroughs. Breakthroughs take time.
If you can't learn to enjoy your life when you have problems, you may never enjoy it because we'll always have problems.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
You can't enjoy your life if you don't enjoy YOURSELF.
You will never enjoy life if you do not enjoy yourself.
Your fellowship with God flows freely when you're willing to forgive, but it gets blocked by unforgiveness.
God's perfect, unconditional love and faithfulness are what brought me through all of the healing, restoration and breakthroughs I desperately needed so I could become what He created me to be!
Love and Self-control are the bookends of the fruit of the Spirit. Remove one of them and the rest fall over.
Instead of concentrating on your problems and getting discouraged, focus on God and meditate on His promises for you. You may have fallen down, but you don't have to stay down. God is ready, willing and able to pick you up.
God is a good choice to lean on. He has a proven record of faithfulness to those who commit their lives to Him.
Excellence is going the extra mile.
It is really not what we have in our hand that gets the job done, but it is God's power filling what we have in our hand.
Do you look forward to going to church, or is it something you do out of obligation?
Giving in to fear alters God's best plan for your life.
God doesn't help those who help themselves; He helps those who can't help themselves!
God is able to do anything. All things are possible with Him, but we must not quit praying.
Anything that God wants you to have, there's no devil in hell and no person on earth that can keep you from having it if you just won't quit and give up.
Why wouldn't we run to God. He's sooo good. God's not mad at anybody. He just wants to help us be the best that we can be.
Be hopeful at all times and walk in faith, but above all seek love an walk in it. God is love, and when we walk in love we show Him to those we come in contact with.
I consider wisdom supernatural because it isn't taught by men but is a gift from God.
The only way to break the chains of fear and doubt is to know in your heart that God loves you-no matter what.
I teach and believe that God wants his people to be blessed. If we give and we are a blessing to other people, that God promises in his word that he will take care of us. Actually, says he'll open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing so great that we can't contain it.
God's grace will never be available to you to become another person. He created to be you -- the best you you can be! Forget about trying to be someone else.
Forgive the person who badly hurt you long ago and also the stranger who stepped on your toe in the grocery store.
Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway.
My heart is to help hurting people. I teach people God's Word so they can overcome their problems and avoid some of the tough lessons I had to learn.
Place your desires before God. Pray about them and trust God to give them to you if and when they're right for you.
Grace is not the freedom to sin; it is the power to live a holy life.
Enjoyment of life is not based on enjoyable circumstances. It is an attitude of the heart, a decision to enjoy everything because everything -- even little, seemingly insignificant things -- have a part in the overall big picture of life.
Either we will spend our lives trying to take care of ourselves or we will let go and let God take care of us as we put our faith and trust in Him.
God's love for me is perfect because it's based on Him not on me. So even when I failed He kept loving me.
If you're fighting moodiness and depression you don't want to hang around a bunch of other moody and depressed people.
We all need God's power in our lives, and prayer is the dynamic that releases His power, sometimes in dramatic ways.
We may feel fear but we do not have to give in to it. We can do whatever we need and want to do, even if we have to do it afraid. Courage is not the absence of fear; it is action in the presence of fear.
The three most harmful negative emotions are anger, guilt, and fear. And anger is number one. It is also the strongest and most dangerous of all passions.
Negative minds full of fear and doubt produce negative lives, which can ultimately destroy your life.
If you're missing joy and peace, you're not trusting God.
Through my obedience to God, He has been able to use my life to help others. It's been a great journey and I'm looking forward to all the things God has in the future.
We need to put no confidence in the arm of flesh, but rather trust ourselves entirely to the arm of the Lord.
If you want to be free, just start doing what God wants you to do, one step at a time, and you'll eventually walk out of your messes.
When we make a true commitment to walk in love, it usually causes a huge shift in our lifestyle. Many of our ways -- our thoughts, our conversation, our habits -- have to change.
No matter what's going on in our lives, the victory is in refusing to quit.
Breaking old habits and forming new ones always takes time, but it is worth it in the end.
I make mistakes every day. I'm not perfect in my behavior, but I want to be and that's what God is after, a heart that wants to be.
Today we are going to talk about words. You know, words are containers for power. They carry creative or destructive power. They carry positive or negative power. We can choose our words and we should do it carefully.
If someone has offended you, start sowing forgiveness. You may need some yourself someday.
Don't give up on the people you love. Your patient love and faithfulness may be exactly what they need to make a complete turnaround.
So now, I exhort you with this truth: Don't spend all your life playing it safe! Safety is very comfortable, but it may be keeping you from God's perfect plan for your life.
God is good, and He cannot be anything else.
Are you living up to your potential? God made you with potential -- potential for greatness! If you do what you can do, and trust Him to do what you can't, you will grow into the person He gave you the potential to be!
I need to keep pressing on until I am thoroughly thankful.
Love gives life purpose and meaning.
Having a rough day? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? It's called purpose. You're alive for a reason. Don't give up.
Worrying is trying to figure out what to do to save yourself rather than trusting in God for deliverance.
When I read the Bible, I see that we should have victory in our life and be overcomers, and I can't even control my temper. I'm impatient. I'm hard to get along with. I'm selfish and self-centered, and I don't seem to have any control over it.
Serving God doesn't mean we'll no longer have difficulties. We're still on the battlefield, but we don't have to fight alone.
Forgiveness is nothing more and nothing less than an act of self-healing-an act of self-empowerment.
God is with you, and He'll help you make spiritual progress-strengthening and encouraging you to keep on keeping on during rough times. It's easy to quit, but it takes faith to press on to victory.
I don't really have many hobbies but one of my favorite things to do is spend time with my family. We have fun together, and building those relationships is very important to me.
Sometimes love is best expressed through service. Words are great, but when you walk in love, your commitment must be more than words.
If we didn't have to stand against temptation, we'd never know our own spiritual strength.
On this special day of love, remember that your Father loves you more than you could ever imagine...no matter what you've done or haven't done. No box of candy or flowers can compare to this kind of agape love!
Commit to stop making excuses. When we make excuses, we lie to ourselves and continue bad habits.
The more you trust Jesus and keep your eyes focused on Him, the more life you'll have. Trusting God brings life. Believing brings rest. So stop trying to figure everything out, and let God be God in your life.
When we pray, we open the door for God to come into our problems and situations and work on them.
If you want to get over a problem, stop talking about it. Your mind affects your mouth and your mouth affects your mind. It's difficult to stop talking about a situation until you stop thinking about it.
Trusting Him to work out your circumstances instead of using your own might and power will bring deep satisfying joy into your life.
If you will make time with God your first priority, everything else in your life will fall into place.
Don't wait around waiting for God to do something that He's already given you the power to do.
I can honestly tell you that without God I would not be who I am today. He has done such an amazing work in my life and I want everyone to have the same freedom.
Genuine thanksgiving is a response to both who God is and what He has done, is doing, and will do.
Our prayers are heard by God not according to what we try to be when we pray, but who we are when we are not praying.
The Word of God is different than other words because God's Word is stuffed full of power and anointing.
There's nothing more dangerous to the kingdom of darkness than a believer with the Word of God in their mouth.
If God changes your heart, be willing to change your plans.
Learn how to enjoy where you are on the way to where you're going.
If you look at your circumstances you will put off doing what God is telling you to do. It can seem like the worst time to do whatever God says to do. But there is an anointing on now if God has told you to act.
There's nothing that you can't overcome with God on your side.
Lord, what if I miss You? What if I miss You? What if I miss You? Oh, I'm so scared! God, what if I miss You? He answered simply, Joyce, don't worry; if you miss Me, I will find you.
Your worst day with God is still better than your best day without Him.
Come to me all who are weary and heavy burden.. Go to the throne, not the phone. The people on the other end aren't qualified to fix your problems, they don't know what they're doing either! ~ -Joyce Meyers.
Love listens to the other person and searches for clues on ways to serve, bless and lift up that person.
Nobody has a perfect life and it's entirely possible that if you want someone else's life they are busy wanting someone else's too -- maybe even yours.
If you can believe the God who is perfect loves you then you can believe that you are worth loving.
Sometimes new opportunity means new opposition. Not everything God asks us to do will be comfortable.
God doesn't always give us a blueprint for our lives, but he always gives us a next step.
In Christ, it's never too late, you're never too old... it's never too anything for Him to work positive change in your life.
Religion is a very dangerous thing. By that I mean being so caught up in rules and regulations and not focusing on the thing that matters most- a personal relationship with God.
Willpower is that thing CEOs and professional athletes tell us they used to make it to the top.
What does God require of us? Our part is to believe. Our work is to trust the Lord. His requirement is that we let go and let God.
There are times when God leaves huge question marks as tools in our lives to stretch our our faith.
We should be reminding ourselves that no matter how many problems may be facing us, the One Who is with us is greater than all those who oppose us.
Self Pity is the most miserable party to go to, because, in case you haven't noticed, you're the only one who is there.
Worry is like rocking in a rocking chair all day, because it keeps you busy but gets you nowhere.
God is working on your problem. Stay calm. Stay sweet. Stay out of fear and keep on keeping on.
The Holy Spirit showed me that when I put up walls to keep others out I also wall myself into solitary place of confinement.
The notion of separating church and state with such policies as disallowing prayer in public schools is a deception from Satan.
Encourage everyone you meet with a smile or compliment. Make them feel better when you leave their presence and they will always be glad to see you coming.
There's a deceptive sin that can keep us from walking in love: pride. It's deceptive because when you have pride, you're usually too proud to admit it. I know this because I used to have teachings on pride and they didn't sell well.
You may think that if someone else doesn't change, you can never be happy. But if you change, you can be happy no matter what.
Trust means we always have questions that we don't have the answers to.
Your word is your honor. If you say you're going to do something, then you need to do it.
Set your mind that no matter what is going on in your life, you will have a good attitude.
We suffer much agony because we try to get from people what only God can give us, which is a sense of worth and value. Look to God for what you need, not to people.
Treat everyone you meet as if they have infinite value because in God's eyes they do.
Give Him your mess and let it become your message.
We must remember we are stewards of what God has provided for us, not owners.
When you take time with God and listen to His voice, He renews your strength and enables you to handle life.
Stop focusing on what's wrong with everyone else and start focusing on how blessed you are.