I don't think there's anyone who would say they don't want or need more of God's power in their life.
One might say that our words are a movie screen that reveals what we have been thinking and the attitudes we have.
I was in a terrible mess in my childhood.
The truth is, anyone can start projects. The world is full of just-started projects that looked great at the time but were never completed.
I think the perception of peace is what distracts most people from really having it.
Giving is just one way of expressing that God has been good to you and will continue to do so through your being good to others.
The more people I reach, the more people there are that have opinions about me. Not everyone loves me, but I have to be okay no matter what they think about me.
When Jesus comes to live in our hearts, the seed of holiness is planted.
Where there is no opposition to evil, it multiplies.
A lot of times, people make other people responsible for their joy: 'You're not making me happy, you're not doing this, you're not doing that.'
Reproach is shame, blame, disgrace, disapproval and a disrespectful attitude toward yourself. When you're under reproach, your behavior shows it.
I'm sure most parents read to their children to explain what certain things mean. So books are a good way to convey a message to anybody. Everybody reads.
Do you know something? The minute that blood sacrifice was accepted, Jesus was the first human being that was ever born again. Now that was real - it happened when he was in Hell.
I was in my late thirties when my eyes were opened to truth in God's Word that showed me I wasn't living the abundant life Jesus died for me to have. I had a very negative mindset and was miserable most of the time because of the abuse I had experienced throughout my childhood.
The Bible tells us to be perfect. This is likely a scary thought for many people. It used to scare me. I didn't think I could ever get there, no matter how hard I tried.
I've been studying the Bible for a long time. I remember that after the first five years or so of diligently studying the Word, I didn't feel like I had made any progress. There were a lot of things in my life that were out of order, and I didn't feel like I was getting anywhere.
I used to let other people's struggles affect my happiness. If they weren't happy, there was no way I was going to be happy. The opposite was also true: If I wasn't happy, I didn't want anyone around me to be happy.
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.
I think there's more women that watch me than men, but I don't look at myself as just a minister to women. My ministry began that way, but I really feel like the Word of God is for everybody.
There is no hope of anyone going to Heaven unless they believe this truth I am presenting. You cannot go to Heaven unless you believe with all your heart that Jesus took your place in Hell.
If we are hungry enough for God, we will find a way into His presence. We should be so hungry for the presence of God that we absolutely will not go out of our house or tackle any kind of project until we have spent some time with Him.
When I ask people to give, I can't be on television if they don't; I can't help people, if I don't - I mean, it takes money.
I tell people, and it's the truth, I could sit in my garage for a week and it won't make me a car. And you can sit in church till your bottom is flat and that won't make you a servant of Christ.
I've learned that usually, the less I know about other people, the better off I am.
How one life turns out is not dependent on what people do to us or what they don't do for us.
Everything is subject to change except God Himself.
Every day that goes by puts us closer to the day when Christ will return.
I like to work and am a focused person.
I like gifts. I like to give them and I like to get them.
My father was a negative person. He actually taught me to be negative, if that makes any sense. I remember him saying: 'You know there's no point in expecting anything good to happen because it won't.' I grew up in such a negative atmosphere.
I believe many people feel like God is mad at them.
Whether we're happy with our circumstances or not, giving God praise is so important.
Jesus didn't die for us so we could pretend to be something we're not.
I think happiness is a goal all of us can agree on. Let's face it - we all would like to be happy.
Fear is a spirit that produces a feeling.
Why is it that although it takes us years to get into our messes, we expect God to get us out of them in a few days?
There is absolutely no power in our human effort to live holy. It is only by His grace. And the result of receiving grace is we get better at living like Christ, which is something we all want, right?
Real Christianity can be summed up in two commands: Love God, and love people.
People who pity themselves think, 'Why would I try to do anything? I'll just fail.'
Too many Christians live their lives like slaves - to the devil - because they believe his lies more than they trust God.
Not everyone loves me, but I have to be okay no matter what they think about me.
There are people in the world who aren't necessarily Christians, but they're just naturally nice people who do a lot for other people. Those people will almost always be prosperous people.
Nobody can ever say that being negative ever helped them at all - not in any way.
It seems like a lot of people seek their peace in things. And most of us are not even satisfied with the things we have... we always want more.
I like to talk to myself ahead of time so when temptation comes, I've already made up my mind that I have the victory.
Real life is the life that's in you, not your circumstances, like where you live or what job you have or who you're in relationship with.
The last thing the devil wants you to do is be an obedient Christian.
If you want to live in the fullness of God's anointing, fill your mouth with His Word.
A lot of people don't enjoy their jobs, and it's one of the main things we like to complain about.
I wonder how many decisions we make every day. I believe it's probably hundreds. We decide whether or not to get out of bed, what we'll eat, what we'll do, what we'll think about, what we'll say... and on and on.
Joyce Meyeris a Charismatic Christian author and speaker. Meyer and her husband Dave have four grown children, and live outside St. Louis, Missouri. Her ministry is headquartered near the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri...