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people can really push our buttons

whether they’re part of our lives on a

regular basis like friends family and

co-workers or those unpleasant run-ins

with someone in line at the store but

God wants us to show his love to

everyone Joyce Meyer has practical

advice for us in her book loving people

who are hard to love Joyce shares how

the power of love and acceptance can

lead us to peace and relationships and

truly change everything to help you

apply these teachings to your life

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Ministries I’m Joyce Meyer and I believe

that God can heal you everywhere you


hurt hi everyone welcome to Enjoying

Everyday Life Joy to the World one of

the most well-known Christmas songs was

written in 1719 as a poem based off of

Psalm 98 more than a century later music

was added and this classic Carol was

born today we still sing Joy to the

World the Lord Has Come he came that we

might have life and have it abundantly

with joy as we continue to celebrate

Advent together and look forward to

celebrating Christ’s birth Joy is one of

our many gifts from God and it’s not

based on our circumstances it’s based on

our relationship with


Jesus Jesus says I have told you these

things that my joy and Delight may be in

you and that your joy and gladness may

be of full measure and complete and

overflowing now if you go back and look

at what these things are that he’s been


them John 15: 1-10 all talk

about abiding in Christ and the word

abide means to live dwell and remain in

not to

visit it’s not a Sunday morning visit is

it this is a hey I’m coming to live in

you and you’re in me we’re one and we’re

going to do life together I’m Your

Divine holy partner I’m sending the Holy

Spirit to be with you he will never

leave you nor forsake

you abide live dwell and remain in him

when you do you will bear much

fruit you will bear much fruit honestly

and truly if you’re

lazy or you really don’t care much about

work to tell you the truth the closer

you get to God the more you’re going to

want to Bear really good fruit in your

life you’re not going to want to just go

through life and be useless and just

take up space and never do anything

worth leaving Hey listen I’m leaving a

legacy when I

leave I’m I’m going to I don’t want

people to just forget about me in 2

weeks I’m going to leave something that

they have to remember that I was here

amen I want God to get fruit from my

life not only while I’m breathing but

after I’m gone

amen I don’t want to just take up space

on the planet if God didn’t have

something for us to do as soon as we got

saved he would have just said come on

up but he left us here because we all

have a part but we can do it with


joy there There Is No Greater Joy than

truly realizing what Christ did for us

and being in a relationship with him Joy

isn’t just for other people he has joy

for you the value of learning more and

growing closer to him cannot be measured

so we hope you’ll join us in our free

Advent Bible study don’t worry about the

date it is not too late to do this just

go to our website study these

beautiful presence from God go beyond

the season and are our greatest tools to

help us enjoy our everyday lives he

brought Joy to the World and that

includes you now here’s Joyce with


teaching one of the

signs of the last

days in Matthew 24 it says and then many

will be

offended boy people people are touchy

today and this is just not

unbelievers I’m

talking church

people they will betray one another and

will hate one

another many false prophets will rise up

and deceive many we have to be so


today about

deception you just because read

something online doesn’t mean it’s


amen and if you read something unkind

about somebody

else the first thing that should come

out of your mouth is I don’t believe it

just because you said it the Bible says

that every accusation should be proven

in the mouth of two or three faithful


people that actually really know what

they’re talking about when you hear

gossip Chris won’t mind me sharing this

three or four years ago somebody called

me up and told me

something not good about her and you

know what I said I don’t believe

that I said I just do not believe that I

know her and I don’t believe it but I

Saidi tell you what I am going to do

when I hang this phone up I’m going to

call her and ask her

right that’s

right you remember I called you and you

said that’s not true I called the girl

back and I said it’s not true and

whoever told you you need to call them

and tell them it’s not

true you know how quick you can ruin


reputation just by passing stuff on that

you’ve heard right I just people who

talk about other people they don’t know

anything about him it’s just ridiculous

I read online the other day I don’t I

don’t know why I did this but I decided

I’d look me

up I I normally don’t do anything like

that but I I’ll just say what they’re

see what they’re saying about me today

so I looked it up and the first thing I

read is all of her clothes come from


I don’t even have a pair of Gucci

sunglasses I don’t have one thing people

just make stuff up just anything to try

to make you

look like

your stealing people’s money

or the devil doesn’t want people

believing and so he tries to give a bad

reputation to people that are trying to

spread the gospel and you just thank you

even if I had some Gucci clothes you’d

still love me right one time they wrote

about me in the paper that I had a

$225,000 toilet who in the world would

have a $225,000

toilet I don’t even think you can buy a


toilet I mean

just stupid stuff

so don’t believe everything you

hear and whatever you

do don’t spread it to somebody else cuz

here’s what

happens when you tell somebody something

even if they don’t want to believe

it they’ve still got it in them and they

got to try to get rid of

it and it makes them just a little bit

more suspicious of that person than they

would have been one of the things we

need to commit to tonight if we’re going

to walk in love

is to say good things about each

other and let me just tell you what your

mama told you if you can’t say something

good don’t say anything at all amen

am let’s protect each

other can we do that we’re family let’s

protect each

other and because of the lawlessness

that will abound in the land the love of


will grow

cold another translation says the love

of the great body will grow cold and

that means the

church so what’s happening because of

all the trouble in the world people are

focusing on

that and that you know the more you

focus on trouble the meaner the sour

you’re going to get we need

to let the devil just do himself in and

we need to focus on God and helping


and being a blessing to other people and

Walking In Love sometimes we need a

little help I had love tattooed on my

ankle that way reminds me every time I

see my foot to walk in love I need a

little help I need to be reminded


amen I got another one too right back


the guy said I Dave and I were the

oldest people he’d ever

tattooed and this one says I belong to

Jesus see that devil I’m owned and

bought with the

blood and of course Dave got an American

flag now I know some of you

think getting a tattoo is


well in the Bible in Isaiah it says

there were people who had tattooed on

their hands I belong to the

Lord in Isaiah it says that God has a

picture of us tattooed on the palms of

his hands so before you get an opinion

why don’t you read the whole book

amen so now all of you that have been

wanting to get one but you wondered if

it was right or not well there you


go God commands us to love

everyone Luke

6:32 if you love those who love you what

credit is that to

you even Sinners can love those who love


back so loving people that love

you that doesn’t really tell you

anything about

yourself if you really want to find out

the kind of love God’s talking about you

got to love people that are mean to

you people that aren’t so good to you

you say well that that’s just really

hard to do well the first thing you need

to do is stop saying it’s

hard that’s one of our biggest excuses

well it’s just hard it’s hard it’s hard

in Deuteronomy 30 it says nothing God

has told us to do is too hard

so we need to start saying I can do

whatever God has told me to

do not it’s too

hard in the Bible we see the word love a

lot but there’s four Greek words that

are all translated

love which is kind of a

shame because then we just lump it all

together and we love the cat next door

and we love ice cream and we love our

kids and we we love our house and we

love our car and all of that kind of

love that we’re talking about is

connected to a warm fuzzy

feeling and see when somebody mistreats

you you’re not going to have warm fuzzy

feelings you’re going to want to knock

them across the

room but you know what one of the things

I’ve found out in my 45 years of

studying the Bible you can feel like

doing the wrong thing and still choose

to do the right thing

come on did you hear

me walking in the flesh is walking

according to your feelings or according

to your own carnal mind so I’m going to

say it again you can feel like doing the

wrong thing and still choose to do the


thing and after all it is about Choice

God has given us a free will you know

what a chance he was taken when he gave

us free


man every choice that we

make has some kind of a an

effect and I’m just going to go ahead

and say this early we have way too many


Christians well everybody does it these

days well you’re not

everybody and if you’re the only person

that you know that does it right if you

love God Jesus said if you love me you

will obey me he did not say if you obey

me I will love you he’s already made up

his mind to love

us but one of the ways that we show our

love for God Is by being obedient to him

and I have found out that when you do

the right thing while it’s still hurting

you that’s when you’re you’re

growing when it’s easy to do the right

thing then you’ve already grown you’ve

already gone through the hard parts and

now that has become part of you and the

longer you will walk with God there will

be more of that and more in that of more

of that so we just keep growing in our

walk with God it’s called spiritual

maturity amen amen and as far as I’m

concerned after you’re born again that’s

the most important thing to do is start

growing spiritually but there’s four

words Greek words trans translated love

there’s Aeros which is a romantic

love it’s the love you feel

for this goodlooking man man that you’ve


and you’re just like oh every time you

see them your heart beats hard I love

you I love

you well I want to tell

you you better get married on something

other than


because the way I love Dave now is so


deeper my god I didn’t even know what

love was when I married

him you don’t know what love is until

you go through some things with people


you put up with some stuff and you

forgive them over and over and over and

you learn how the two can become


there’s storage s o r g and that’s

family love that’s the kind of love you

have for your kids or your mom and dad

that kind of

love fileo is brotherly love the Fe the

love that we all feel for one

another and all those are good but the

love that we’re after is

agape and that’s Divine

love the kind of love that God has for

us now right away we think that’s

impossible but it’s really not because

the Bible says

that the love of God is poured out into

our hearts through the Holy

Spirit when we’re born again so anything

we have in us we can give

away if you have it in you and somebody

needs it you can give it so God would

not require us to love people with that

divine kind of love which means they

didn’t do anything to deserve

it God is not just doing love he is

love that’s why while we were still yet

in our sin he died for

us that’s why on the

cross having had Nails driven into his

hands and feet and been

beaten he could say father for forgive

them for they know not what they

do that’s

love when we can stop looking at what

people are doing to us and understand

what they’re doing to themselves by what

they’re doing to

us you understand

me I’m going to say it

again we need to be more concerned

about when you mistreat me

it’s I get I can get through that I’ve

got the Healer living on the inside of


but you’ve hurt

yourself and I need to pray for you

because now you’ve you’re messing up


life by not treating me

right three of the four kinds of Love

involve emotion but God’s Divine love


not it may be there but it may

not and God is requiring us to treat

people the same

way whether we have that fuzzy feeling

or whether we don’t now I know right

away some of you are thinking well

surely you’re not just telling us that

God wants us to be a doormat and let

people walk all over us and mistreat us

and abuse us and blah blah blah well no

and depending on how far I get which is

usually not as far as I’d like


I will tell you that some people you

have to love from a

distance I had to love my father from a

distance for a long time because he was

a sexual

abuser and it wasn’t wise or

safe to be around him nobody’s asking

you to be abused or beaten

on or just let somebody totally trash

talk you and downgrade you and

disrespect you all the

time but God is requiring us to love

people and it’s really not what God is

asking us to do is not that hard but the

one main thing I have to try to get

across is love the kind of love God’s

asking for is not a feeling so we we

have to get that through our heads or

we’re never going to be able to do this

it’s not a


amen it’s the God thing on the inside of

you how many times should I forgive my

brother for the same thing or however

many times it

takes love is

longsuffering let’s say it like it

should be said


suffering amen I would imagine those

first five or six years Dave and I were

married that he did a lot of long

suffering and and I can tell you one of

the reasons why I’m here today is

because Dave showed me this kind of

love and

he um man God had the right guy picked

out for me and when I was still married

to my first husband that was running

around on me all the time and

mistreating me I would lay in bed at

night with him and pray that someday God

would give me somebody that would really

love me and I always said make it

somebody that’ll take me to church I

like re I I was born again when I was

nine and I really wanted to serve God

but I just couldn’t pull it off without

some help I tell you love real love the

god kind of love has some

characteristics that we don’t know very


about there’s a lot of prickly people in


world John ortberg calls them porcupine

people you know a porcupine has 30,000

quills comes out to protect them you

know we give away every kind of stuffed

animal but I’ve never given anybody a


porcupine somehow they’re just not real

loving but you know what in Mating


even porcupines find a way to get

together which tells me that if desire

is strong

enough you’ll even put up with a little



so you see I really want to do this love

thing I mean I want to do it


so God helped me I print it on my

foot I confess it I read about it I

preach about


it and I am not going to shut up until I

can do it


amen now there’s a tough love that’s the

word they call it and it really just

means you know you’re not helping

somebody when you keep doing for them

what they should be doing for

themselves so if you got a 40y old kid

that’s still living off of

you well then you might help them more

if you ask them to


and I think the church is all mixed up

about love well we just want to show



what you

know there was a guy in the church that

was in incest and he wasn’t repenting

Paul put him out of the church and he

said he did it to wake him

up that he couldn’t more or less have

his cake and eat it too in other words

if you want to be part of this

Fellowship you can’t keep living in

incest but no we don’t do that anymore

today well we we just want to show them

love that’s not always

love sometimes you love somebody more if

you do confront them but then


continue having a loving attitude toward

them what happens is a lot of times if

we confront somebody then we shut them

out of our

lives and that was the thing that Dave


did I didn’t know what love was and he

showed it to me and a lot of people need

to see it and that’s why this message is

so important to me and cuz I’ll tell you

this is the answer to the world’s

problems they asked Jesus what is the

most important


you shall love the Lord your God with

all your heart soul mind and strength

and a second is like it you shall love

your neighbor as you love

yourself that’s

it you say well joy what about faith

well Galatians 5:6 says faith only works

and is energized through

love Jesus tell tells us

in Mark 11

that we can ask for anything and God

will do it we can pray prayers that’ll



but we need to pay attention to the

butts and ifs in the

Bible if you have anything against

anyone drop it leave it let it

go or your prayers won’t be answered

yeah so I can just say I don’t care if

you intercede 5 hours every day if

you’ve got unforgiveness in your heart

you’re wasting your

breath Jesus had one new commandment I

give unto you one everybody say

one love love people the way God loves

you it’s so much fun to love


people can really push our buttons

whether they’re part of our lives on a

regular basis like friends family and

co-workers or those unpleasant run-ins

with someone in line at the store but

God wants us to show his love to

everyone Joyce Meyer has practical

advice for us in her book loving people

who are hard to love Joyce shares how

the power of love and acceptance can

lead us to peace and relationships and

truly change everything to help you

apply these teachings to your life

there’s also of study guide it’s full of

questions and challenges to help you get

the most out of Joyce’s teachings you

can get both today for your gift of $30

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