Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Joyce Meyer

I started catching Joyce Meyer on TV - "Enjoying Everyday Life".  Yup, one of those "preachy people".  Still she isn't like one of those preachy people I had seen a bazillion years ago.

She is a great motivational speaker.  She uses humor and sometimes brutal honesty to let you know you're acting like an ass - but you're not alone.  She makes me really think about my life.  Watching her show makes my heart feel so good and at peace. 

I recommend this cd set by Joyce Meyer - "Mind, Mouth, Moods Attitudes".  It is full of great, great, great advice.

As my relationship with God grew, I decided I really needed to go to church.  I'd been to church before.  When my parents were together, we went to church every Sunday.  I sat, listened, believed but I did not have a relationship with God. 

Satan was at it again: 
  • I was sure to embarrass myself.
  • It was WAY to early to get up.
  • Could I even stay awake?
  • What if I did something wrong?
  • Everyone there would know it was my first time.
  • I would be so out of place.
  • All they wanted was money and I needed it more.
  • Organized religion is a scam.
Insecurity and all, off I went to church.  Nope, I didn't know what I was doing and I'm sure people were staring at my awkwardness.  But I didn't fall asleep and when I put money in that basket my heart felt so good.

I've learned many things.  Including, no matter the level of your spirituality, you are no better or worse than anyone.  Spiritual growth is exactly that - always growing.  It doesn't make you perfect and it doesn't make you without sin and it does not give you all the answers. 

Knowing God does bring you hope and peace when everything around you falls apart.

What brings you peace when everything in your life seems to be going wrong?

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