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Pride and Humility – Part 2 | Enjoying Everyday Life


ANNOUNCER: THIS PROGRAM
HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FRIENDS AND PARTNERS
OF JOYCE MEYER MINISTRIES. JOYCE: BUT I BELIEVE THAT
TRUE HUMILITY IS KNOWING WHAT YOU’RE NOT BUT ALSO KNOWING WHO
YOU ARE IN CHRIST. [MUSIC] JOYCE: HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE
JUST A DREAM AND A VISION FOR YOUR LIFE? YOU WANNA DO SOMETHING GREAT? OKAY, WELL, HOW MANY OF YOU JUST
GET FRUSTRATED WITH HOW LONG IT TAKES? [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: WELL, I UNDERSTAND. BOY, DO I UNDERSTAND. I STARTED TEACHING A HOME BIBLE
STUDY 40 YEARS AGO. THE FIRST ONE HAD ABOUT
12 PEOPLE IN IT AND THEN IT GREW TO ABOUT 25, AND I TAUGHT
THAT FOR 5 YEARS. AND THEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT,
WE ADDED ANOTHER ONE SO THE LAST 2-1/2 YEARS I TAUGHT
TWO HOME BIBLE STUDIES, HOME GROUPS. AND I MEAN, I COULD PREACH. I COULD PREACH PRETTY MUCH LIKE
I CAN RIGHT NOW. AND I WAS LOCKED UP IN MY
LIVING ROOM WITH 25 PEOPLE. I HAD TO QUIT MY FULL TIME JOB
TO PREPARE FOR MINISTRY, WAS DESPERATELY NEEDY FINANCIALLY. DIDN’T GET ANYTHING FOR TEACHING
THE PEOPLE, OF COURSE. AND THOSE WERE PROVING YEARS IN
MY LIFE AND WE ALL NEED THEM. THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN
IS TO PROMOTE TO A HIGH PLACE A NEW CONVERT. THE BIBLE SAYS THEY WILL BECOME,
“BE CLOUDED IN THEIR MIND AND STUPEFIED WITH PRIDE.”
THAT’S WHAT THE AMPLIFIED– THEY WILL BECOME STUPEFIED
WITH PRIDE. SO, DON’T THINK. NOW LISTEN, DON’T THINK JUST
BECAUSE YOU HAVE A TALENT THAT YOU SHOULD BE PROMOTED INTO
A PLACE BECAUSE CHARACTER IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN TALENT. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: IF ALL PEOPLE WANT TO
DO IS JUST DISPLAY THEIR TALENT THEN THEY’LL HAVE TO GO OUT
AND DO IT IN THE WORLD. BUT IF YOU WANT TO SERVE GOD
WITH YOUR GIFTS AND YOUR TALENTS, THEN THERE HAS TO COME
A MATURING. IF YOU’RE SITTING OUT THERE
LOOKING AT THE WORSHIP LEADER IN YOUR CHURCH A LITTLE BIT TICKED
OFF BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T CHOOSE YOU THINKING, “I COULD SING
CIRCLES AROUND HER,” THAT’S EXACTLY WHY SHE’S UP THERE
AND YOU’RE NOT. [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I USED TO WATCH PEOPLE
PREACH ON TV AND I WOULD JUST THINK, “I CAN PREACH BETTER
THAN THEY CAN. I DON’T KNOW WHY I’M STUCK HERE
IN THIS LIVING ROOM WITH THESE 25 PEOPLE. I COULD PREACH CIRCLES
AROUND THEM.” WELL, THAT’S EXACTLY WHY I WAS
STILL WITH THE 25 PEOPLE, NOT BECAUSE I COULDN’T PREACH,
BUT BECAUSE I HAD A HAUGHTY ATTITUDE. COME ON. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WELL, I’M TELLING YA
WHAT, I LOOK BACK NOW AND I AM SO THANKFUL THAT GOD MADE ME
WAIT, AND MADE ME WAIT, AND MADE ME WAIT, AND MADE ME WAIT, AND
THAT HE TESTED ME, AND TESTED ME, AND WORKED WITH ME. I’M SO GLAD BECAUSE I BELIEVE IF
YOU WAIT FOR GOD’S RIGHT TIMING, THEN YOU CAN BE IN FOR THE LONG
HAUL BUT IF YOU GET PROMOTED TOO EARLY, YOU’RE GONNA GO OFF LIKE
A FIRECRACKER AND FIZZLE RIGHT OUT. AMEN? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 8,
I WOULD SAY SAVED ME BUT I KNOW JESUS SAVED ME, BUT BOY, DID I
GET SOME UNDERSTANDING FROM DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 8. IT IS SUCH A MARVELOUS CHAPTER
IN THE BIBLE. VERSE 2 AND 3, “AND YOU SHALL
[EARNESTLY] REMEMBER ALL THE WAY WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD LED YOU
THESE FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS, TO HUMBLE YOU AND TO
PROVE YOU, TO KNOW WHAT WAS IN YOUR [MIND AND] HEART, WHETHER
YOU WOULD KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS OR NOT. AND HE HUMBLED YOU AND HE
ALLOWED YOU TO HUNGER AND FED YOU WITH MANNA, WHICH YOU DID
NOT KNOW NOR DID YOUR FATHERS KNOW, THAT HE MIGHT MAKE YOU
RECOGNIZE AND PERSONALLY KNOW THAT MAN DOES NOT LIVE BY BREAD
ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF
THE MOUTH OF GOD.” SO, GOD HAD ALL THESE ISRAELITES
TRAPPED OUT IN THE WILDERNESS. AND THEY HAD NO WAY TO TAKE CARE
OF THEMSELVES, AND THEY HAD TO DEPEND ON GOD AND HE LED THEM
THE LONG, HARD WAY. HE DIDN’T LEAD THEM
THE EASY WAY. HE LED THEM THE LONG, HARD WAY
BUT HE HAD A PURPOSE AND THAT WAS TO BRING THEM INTO A PLACE
WHERE HE COULD BLESS THEM BEYOND ANYTHING THAT THEY COULD
POSSIBLY IMAGINE. AND I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU
TONIGHT, DON’T YOU GIVE UP ON GOD. DON’T RUN AWAY FROM GOD BECAUSE
THE WAY IS HARD, OR YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, OR IT’S TAKING
TOO LONG. YOU SERVE GOD WITH YOUR WHOLE
HEART AND THE DAY WILL COME, THE DAY WILL COME, PAYDAY IS COMING. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AMEN? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: HEBREWS 11:6, “WITHOUT
FAITH IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD AND THOSE THAT COME TO HIM
MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS AND THAT HE IS THE REWARDER OF THOSE WHO
DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.” IF YOU DILIGENTLY SEEK GOD,
YOUR REWARD IS ON THE WAY. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AND INSTEAD OF BEING
ANGRY BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT GETTING WHAT YOU WANT WHEN YOU WANT IT,
LIKE I USED TO A LOT, THANK GOD THAT HIS TIMING IS PERFECT AND
LET HIM KNOW THAT YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’RE READY, THAT GOD WILL OPEN
THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND PROMOTE YOU TO THE PLACE
THAT HE WANTS YOU TO BE IN. VERSE 7, “FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD
IS BRINGING YOU INTO A GOOD LAND, A LAND OF BROOKS OF WATER,
OF FOUNTAINS AND SPRINGS, FLOWING FORTH IN VALLEYS
AND HILLS; A LAND OF WHEAT AND BARLEY, AND VINES AND FIG TREES
AND POMEGRANATES.” AND, YOU KNOW, THAT’S NOT HOW WE
RELATE TO TODAY BUT YOU GET THE POINT. I DON’T WANT FIG TREES
AND POMEGRANATES BUT THERE’S A LOT OF OTHER THINGS I WANT. “AND A LAND IN WHICH YOU SHALL
EAT FOOD WITHOUT SHORTAGE AND LACK NOTHING IN IT; A LAND WHOSE
STONES ARE IRON AND OUT OF WHOSE HILLS YOU CAN DIG COPPER.”
NOW, HERE IT GETS TO THE IMPORTANT PART. “AND WHEN YOU HAVE EATEN AND ARE
FULL, THEN YOU SHALL BLESS THE LORD YOUR GOD FOR ALL THE GOOD
LAND WHICH HE HAS GIVEN YOU. AND BEWARE THAT YOU DO NOT
FORGET THE LORD YOUR GOD BY NOT KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS, HIS
PRECEPTS, AND HIS STATUTES WHICH I COMMAND YOU, LEST WHEN YOU
HAVE EATEN AND ARE FULL, AND HAVE BUILT GOODLY HOMES AND
LIVE IN THEM, WHEN EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IS MULTIPLIED.”
VERSE 14, “THEN YOUR [MINDS AND] HEARTS BE LIFTED UP AND YOU
FORGET THE LORD YOUR GOD.” AND LET’S JUST LOOK AT A COUPLE
MORE VERSES IN HERE. VERSE 17, “AND BEWARE LEST YOU
SAY IN YOUR [MIND AND] HEART, MY POWER AND THE MIGHT OF MY HAND
HAVE GOTTEN ME THIS WEALTH. BUT YOU SHALL [EARNESTLY]
REMEMBER THAT IT IS THE LORD YOUR GOD,
WHO HAS GIVEN YOU THE POWER TO GET WEALTH, THAT HE
MIGHT ESTABLISH HIS COVENANT IN THE EARTH TODAY.”
OTHER GREAT SCRIPTURES FOR OUR NATION. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: THIS NATION DID NOT
BECOME WHAT IT WAS BECAUSE WE WERE GREAT BUT BECAUSE WE SERVED
A GREAT GOD. AMEN? A LIGHT TO THE OTHER NATIONS
AND NOW PEOPLE MAKE FUN OF US. THEY THINK WE’RE RIDICULOUS. THERE WAS A TIME WHEN OUR
ENEMIES WERE AFRAID OF US. THAT’S NOT THE CASE ANYMORE AND
IT’S FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN PEOPLE ARE TURNING THEIR BACK
ON GOD. AND I WANT TO TELL YA WHAT, WE
ARE PART OF THE REMNANT THAT GOD HAS THAT CAN STILL GLORIFY HIS
NAME AND WE ARE VERY PRIVILEGED AND VERY BLESSED TO BE ALIVE
IN THIS DAY. IT’S THE WORST OF TIMES AND
THE BEST OF TIMES, AND I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN HAVE A GREAT HARVEST
BUT IT’S GONNA TAKE ALL OF US GETTING OUT IN THE WORLD
AND LETTING OUR LIGHT SHINE. THAT MEANS
WE HAVE TO GET OURSELVES OFF OF OUR MIND AND WHAT WE WANT
AND NEED, AND WHY WE’RE NOT GETTING EVERYTHING WE WANT, AND
GET UP EVERY DAY AND SAY, “GOD, WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU TODAY? WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU TODAY?” [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AND I HOPE THAT THIS
IS BREAKING THROUGH AND YOU’RE UNDERSTANDING. NOW, PRIDE ALSO, INTERESTINGLY
ENOUGH, PREVENTS GOD FROM HELPING US BECAUSE GOD CAN ONLY
HELP THE HUMBLE. JAMES 4:6, “BUT HE GIVES US MORE
AND MORE GRACE.” AREN’T YOU GRATEFUL FOR GRACE? “POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.”
SO, GRACE IS NOT JUST UNDESERVED FAVOR, BUT IT’S THE POWER OF
THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT MAKES THINGS HAPPEN IN MY LIFE
THAT I COULD NOT MAKE HAPPEN. THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID, “I AM
WHAT I AM BY THE GRACE OF GOD.” AND HE SAID, “I WORKED HARDER
THAN ALL OF YOU, YET IT WASN’T EVEN ME REALLY DOING THE WORK. IT WAS THE GRACE GOD IN ME
DOING THE WORK.” AND I CAN JUST TELL YA, I LOOK
AT MY CALENDAR FOR A YEAR AND I’M LIKE, I HAVE NO IDEA
HOW I DID ALL THAT. NO IDEA. I SAID TO SOMEBODY TONIGHT,
I SAID, “WELL, I’VE ONLY GOT 15 MORE TEACHINGS TO DO THIS YEAR.”
AND IF I THOUGHT, OH, 15, I GOTTA COME UP WITH 15 MESSAGES. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? GOD WILL DO IT. AND GOD WILL DO WHATEVER YOU
NEED HIM TO DO IF YOU LEAN ON HIM AND PUT YOUR TRUST IN HIM. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: AND MANY OF YOU ARE
DEALING WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT SITUATIONS THAN I AM. MAYBE YOU’RE WORKING AT A JOB
WHERE YOU’RE NOT TREATED RIGHT. GOD WILL GIVE YOU THE GRACE TO
BE THERE AND REPRESENT HIM. MAYBE YOU’RE IN A FAMILY
SITUATION WHERE YOU’RE THE ONLY BELIEVER, PUT A SMILE ON YOUR
FACE AND BE GLAD THAT GOD’S GOT YOU IN A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN BE
AN EXAMPLE TO SOMEBODY. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: WE NEED TO STOP
FEELING SORRY FOR OURSELVES BECAUSE WE’RE NOT COMFORTABLE
ALL THE TIME. COME ON, YOU GUYS OVER HERE
SMILE. SMILE AT ME. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: ISN’T IT TRUE? ISN’T IT BETTER TO GET UP IN
THE MORNING AND THINK, “I CAN DO WHATEVER I NEED TO DO TODAY
THROUGH CHRIST WHO IS MY STRENGTH, I AM GONNA MAKE THIS
A GREAT DAY”? ISN’T THAT MUCH BETTER THAN
WAKING UP AND THINKING, “OH MY GOD, I DREAD THE DAY. I JUST DON’T THINK I CAN DO
THIS.” YOU KNOW, YOUR ATTITUDE IS YOURS
AND THAT’S ONE THING NOBODY CAN TAKE AWAY FROM YOU AND IF YOU
WANT TO HAVE A GOOD ONE, NOBODY CAN KEEP YOU FROM IT. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: “HE GIVES US MORE
AND MORE GRACE (POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,
TO MEET THIS EVIL TENDENCY AND ALL OTHERS FULLY). THAT IS WHY HE SAYS, GOD SETS
HIMSELF AGAINST THE PROUD AND HAUGHTY, BUT GIVES GRACE
[CONTINUALLY] TO THE LOWLY (THOSE WHO ARE HUMBLE ENOUGH TO
RECEIVE IT).” SO, HERE’S HOW IT GOES,
“GOD, HELP ME.” THAT’S THE WAY THAT PRAYER
WORKS. “HELP ME.”
I MEAN, YEARS AND YEARS AGO, AND I STILL REMEMBER THIS. I MEAN, IT’S BEEN I DON’T KNOW
25 YEARS AGO. THE MINISTRY WAS UP AND RUNNING
BUT VERY SMALL. AND I WAS RUNNING ALL OVER
CREATION PREACHING TO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT
WOULD LISTEN. AND OH MY GOSH, I WORKED
SO HARD. IT’S A WONDER I’M NOT DEAD JUST
FROM THE WAY I WORKED BACK THEN. AND I REMEMBER I HAD ABOUT
A WHOLE YEAR IN MY LIFE WHERE I JUST WALKED AROUND,
“GOD, HELP ME. GOD, YOU GOTTA HELP ME.”
I FINALLY GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I THOUGHT, I DON’T EVEN KNOW
WHAT I NEED HELP ABOUT. I JUST KNOW I NEED HELP. I MEAN, I WAS JUST SO ACUTELY
AWARE THAT IF GOD DIDN’T HELP ME, I WAS JUST SO FAR
OVER MY HEAD. HOW MANY OF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE
OVER YOUR HEAD A LOT OF TIMES IN LIFE AND YOU JUST DON’T KNOW
WHAT TO DO? GREATEST PRAYER TO PRAY,
“GOD HELP ME. HELP ME, GOD, HELP ME. HELP ME. HELP ME, GOD. LORD, HELP ME.”
NOW, THERE’S ANOTHER SCRIPTURE 1 PETER 5:5 AND THIS IS REALLY
LONG IN THE AMPLIFIED BIBLE. BUT WE’RE GONNA PUT IT UP ON
THE SCREEN FOR YOU ‘CAUSE I WANT US TO TAKE A MINUTE
AND LOOK AT THIS. “LIKEWISE, YOU WHO ARE YOUNGER
AND OF LESSER RANK, BE SUBJECT TO THE ELDERS (THE MINISTERS
AND THE SPIRITUAL GUIDES OF THE CHURCH)–[GIVING THEM
DUE RESPECT AND YIELDING TO THEIR COUNSEL]. CLOTHE YOURSELVES, ALL OF YOU,
WITH HUMILITY–” WE’RE GONNA TALK ABOUT HOW TO
PUT ON HUMILITY BEFORE WE LEAVE TONIGHT. “[AS THE GARB OF A SERVANT,
SO THAT ITS COVERING CANNOT POSSIBLY BE STRIPPED FROM YOU,”
HUMILITY IS A COVERING, “HAVE FREEDOM FROM PRIDE AND
ARROGANCE] TOWARD ONE ANOTHER. FOR GOD SETS HIMSELF AGAINST
THE PROUD (THE INSOLENT, THE OVERBEARING, THE DISDAINFUL,
THE PRESUMPTUOUS, AND THE BOASTFUL)–[AND HE OPPOSES,
FRUSTRATES, AND DEFEATS THEM], BUT HE GIVES GRACE TO
THE HUMBLE.” NOW, MANY TIMES WHEN WE’RE
TRYING TO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN OURSELF IN OUR OWN STRENGTH AND
IT DOESN’T WORK OUT, WE TRY TO REBUKE THE DEVIL, AND THERE ARE
TIMES WHEN THE ENEMY DOES ATTACK US BUT EVERYTHING THAT’S
UNCOMFORTABLE DOESN’T COME FROM THE DEVIL. SOMETIMES WE’RE UNCOMFORTABLE
BECAUSE GOD’S NOT LETTING US HAVE WHAT WE WANT BECAUSE WE’RE
GOING ABOUT TRYING TO GET IT THE WRONG WAY. WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN
OURSELVES INSTEAD OF GOING TO HIM AND LEANING ON HIM AND
TELLING HIM, “LOOK, I DON’T EVEN WANT IT IF IT’S NOT YOU BUT IF
IT IS YOUR WILL, YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN SO
I’M JUST SAYING RIGHT NOW, I’M NOTHING WITHOUT YOU. I LEAN ENTIRELY ON YOU,
AND HERE I AM. IF YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, DO IT,
BUT IF YOU CAN’T DO IT, I SURE CAN’T.” [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: IS ANYBODY GETTING
THE REVELATION YOU MIGHT NEED TO CHANGE SOME OF YOUR PRAYING? MAN, I’LL TELL YA, HOW MUCH DO
YOU PRAY AND SEEK GOD FOR HUMILITY? [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: I MEAN, SERIOUSLY. WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU JUST
GOT BEFORE GOD AND REALLY PRAYED FOR GOD TO HUMBLE YOU? I MEAN, I HAD A SEASON OF PRAYER
LIKE THAT 2 OR 3 WEEKS AGO AND IT SCARED ME. IT’S A LITTLE SCARY AND IT
SHOULD BE WHEN YOU PRAY LIKE THAT BECAUSE THE PROBLEM WITH
PRIDE IS IT HIDES. YOU DON’T KNOW YOU GOT IT. AND SO ASKING GOD TO REVEAL IT
IS A LITTLE BIT OF A SCARY ORDEAL BUT ANDREW MURRAY SAYS
THIS, HE SAID THAT HUMILITY IS THE GREATEST OF ALL THE VIRTUES
BUT IT WILL NOT COME TO US WITHOUT SPECIAL SEASONS OF
SEEKING, AND PRAYING, AND STUDYING IN THAT AREA. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: NOW, YOU KNOW, I KNOW
THIS IS THE FRIDAY NIGHT CROWD AND SOMETIMES ON FRIDAY NIGHT,
WE JUST GET, YOU KNOW, WELL, YOU JUST GET ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE,
PEOPLE THAT DIDN’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO AND THEY CAME OR– [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: WHATEVER. MAYBE THIS IS A LITTLE TOO DEEP
FOR SOME OF YOU BUT LET ME JUST MAKE IT SIMPLE FOR YOU. IF YOU DON’T GET ANYTHING ELSE
OUT OF THIS TONIGHT, IF IT’S OVER YOUR HEAD, JUST LEAVE HERE
WITH THE ATTITUDE, “I CAN’T DO ANYTHING WITHOUT GOD’S HELP.” [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: “I AM NOTHING
WITHOUT GOD. I’M NOTHING WITHOUT GOD. AND I NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT
I AM NOT MISTREATING PEOPLE BECAUSE I AM NO BETTER THAN
ANYBODY ELSE.” THAT’S A GOOD PLACE TO START. SO, IF YOU DON’T GET ANYTHING
ELSE, REMEMBER THOSE COUPLE OF SENTENCES. YOU KNOW, YOU’RE A GREAT PERSON
BUT YOU’RE NO BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE AND NEITHER AM I. AMEN? JUST ‘CAUSE I’M ON THE PLATFORM
TONIGHT DOES NOT IMPRESS GOD. HE PUT ME UP HERE BUT HE’S NOT
IMPRESSED BY ME BEING UP HERE BECAUSE HE LOVES ALL OF US
EQUALLY AND ALL WE CAN EACH ONE DO IS WHAT GOD GRACES US
AND GIFTS US TO DO. I WISH I COULD SING LIKE PHIL
BUT I CAN’T BECAUSE GOD DIDN’T GIVE ME THAT GIFT. I’D LOVE TO BE ABLE TO PLAY FOUR
OR FIVE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, BUT GOD DIDN’T GIVE ME THAT GIFT. MATTER OF FACT, I’D LIKE IT IF
I COULD DO IT ALL. I’D LOVE TO BE ABLE TO COME UP
HERE AND PREACH, AND SING, AND PLAY AND JUST BE A ONE-MAN SHOW. I’D LIKE THAT. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: BUT GOD KNOWS HOW I AM
AND HE KNOWS HOW YOU ARE, AND HE KNOWS WHAT YOU CAN HANDLE
AND STILL GIVE HIM THE GLORY. AND WE BETTER PRAY THAT HE
DOESN’T GIVE US ANYMORE THAN WE CAN HANDLE AND STILL GIVE HIM
THE GLORY BECAUSE IF WE GET INTO PRIDE, HE’S GONNA HAVE TO BRING
US DOWN. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I DON’T WANT ANYMORE
MONEY THAN I CAN HANDLE AND GLORIFY GOD. I DON’T WANT ANYMORE POWER THAN
I CAN HANDLE AND GLORIFY GOD. I DON’T WANT ANYMORE POPULARITY
THAT CAN I HANDLE AND STILL GLORIFY GOD. DON’T WANT ANYTHING THAT YOU
CAN’T HAVE AND KEEP GOD FIRST IN YOUR LIFE. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: I’M HAVING FUN
TONIGHT. [AUDIENCE CHEERING] JOYCE: HERE’S A FEW
STATEMENTS FROM ANDREW MURRAY. “HUMILITY IS A PLACE OF ENTIRE
DEPENDENCE ON GOD. THE LACK OF HUMILITY IS THE
SUFFICIENT EXPLANATION FOR EVERY LACK AND FAILURE. HUMILITY HAS NEVER HAD THE PLACE
OF SUPREME IMPORTANCE THAT BELONGS TO IT,” AND I ADDED,
“EXCEPT IN THE LIFE OF JESUS.” HE’S OUR EXAMPLE. “THERE’S NOTHING SO DANGEROUS AS
PRIDE. IT’S NATURAL TO US. IT IS INSIDIOUS AND HIDDEN FROM
OUR SIGHT. MEEKNESS AND LOWLINESS WERE
DISTINGUISHING MARKS OF THE TRUE DISCIPLES OF CHRIST.”
YOU KNOW, PETER HAD A PROBLEM WITH PRIDE AND HE HAD TO BE
HUMBLED BUT THEN AFTER THAT, HE CAME OUT BOLD, MAN, 3,000 PEOPLE
SAVED IN ONE DAY. ASK GOD TO DEAL WITH YOU. PRAY THAT IF YOU HAVE A HAUGHTY
SPIRIT OR IN ANY WAY YOU’RE MISTREATING PEOPLE. AND SOME OF YOU MAY THINK,
“WELL, I SURE DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH PRIDE. I’VE GOT A PROBLEM WITH THINKING
I’M NOTHING.” WELL, YOU NEED TO KNOW WHO YOU
ARE IN CHRIST, THAT’S FOR SURE. BUT I BELIEVE THAT TRUE HUMILITY
IS KNOWING WHAT YOU’RE NOT BUT ALSO KNOWING WHO YOU ARE IN
CHRIST. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: LET ME READ THIS ONE
AGAIN. “PRIDE IS BEHIND ALL LACK OF
LOVE, ALL INDIFFERENCE TO THE NEEDS OF OTHERS, THEIR FEELINGS,
THEIR WEAKNESSES, IT’S THE SOURCE OF ALL HASTY JUDGMENTS,
ALL MANIFESTATIONS OF TEMPER AND TOUCHINESS AND IRRITATION AND
ALL FEELINGS OF BITTERNESS AND ALL UNFORGIVENESS.”
IF YOU’RE MAD AT SOMEBODY AND YOU WON’T FORGIVE THEM, IT’S
ONLY BECAUSE OF PRIDE. IT’S EASY FOR US TO FORGET HOW
MUCH GOD HAS TO FORGIVE US FOR. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: OKAY, I KNOW WE’RE
HAVING MEAT TONIGHT. WE’RE NOT HAVING DESSERT
TONIGHT. WE’RE HAVING MEAT. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: YOU CAN GO GET
YOURSELF AN ICE CREAM CONE WHEN THIS IS OVER BUT I’M ONLY
THROWING OUT BIG CHUNKS OF MEAT. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: OKAY NOW, HERE’S
A GOOD ONE. THIS, I HAVE SOMETHING AT
THE END OF THIS THAT’S JUST FOR THE MEN. OKAY NOW, THIS FIRST PART’S
FOR ALL OF US THOUGH. “THE SEEMINGLY INSIGNIFICANT
THINGS OF DAILY LIFE ARE THE IMPORTANT THINGS AND THEY ARE
THE TESTS OF ETERNITY BECAUSE THEY PROVE WHAT THE SPIRIT OF
MAN IS WHETHER PRIDE OR HUMILITY THAT POSSESS US. IT IS IN OUR UNGUARDED
MOMENTS THAT WE REALLY SHOW WHO WE ARE.”
NOW, I’M STILL NOT TO THE THING FOR THE GUYS YET BUT THIS IS
STILL FOR EVERYBODY. IT’S NOT HOW WE BEHAVE IN CHURCH
THAT SHOWS OUR TRUE NATURE, IT’S HOW WE BEHAVE AT HOME BEHIND
CLOSED DOORS WHEN WE THINK NOBODY’S LOOKING. [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: NOW, HERE’S ONE FOR
THE GUYS. HOW DO YOU BEHAVE WHEN
SOMEBODY PULLS OUT IN FRONT OF YOU ON THE HIGHWAY? [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: “WELL, IT’S GOTTA BE
A WOMAN.” OH, I TELL YOU I GET SO
AGGRAVATED WHEN DAVE SAYS, “IT MUST BE A WOMAN.”
THAT IS AN ATTITUDE PROBLEM. AMEN? WHY MUST IT BE A WOMAN BECAUSE
THE DRIVER IS NOT DRIVING RIGHT? [AUDIENCE APPLAUDING] JOYCE: DAVE IS SO PATIENT AND
SWEET BUT I TELL YOU WHAT, HE COULD GROW A LITTLE WHEN IT
COMES TO BEING MERCIFUL TO PEOPLE WHO DON’T DO EVERYTHING
RIGHT ON THE HIGHWAY. BUT IF HE ACCIDENTALLY PULLS OUT
IN FRONT OF SOMEBODY, AND THEY START HONKING THE HORN
AND MAKING DIRTY SIGNS AT HIM. HE’S LIKE, “WELL FOR CRYING
OUT, BUDDY, GIVE ME A BREAK.” [AUDIENCE LAUGHING] JOYCE: WELL, TODAY,
I WOULD LIKE YOU TO ASK YOURSELF A QUESTION. AND THE QUESTION IS,
“HOW QUICKLY AM I ABLE TO FORGIVE SOMEONE?”
YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WE NEED TO BE QUICK TO FORGIVE,
AND WE NEED TO FORGIVE PEOPLE THE SAME WAY GOD
FORGIVES US. AND FORGIVENESS REQUIRES
HUMILITY. THE BIBLE SAYS PRACTICE CLOTHING
YOURSELF WITH HUMILITY. CHOOSING TO TREAT OTHER PEOPLE
LIKE YOU WANT TO BE TREATED, TREATING THEM LIKE THEY’RE
THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON ON THE PLANET. THERE’S SO MUCH STRIFE IN THE
WORLD TODAY, AND AS BELIEVERS IN JESUS CHRIST, WE DO NOT
WANT TO ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE PART OF THAT. AND IT IS VERY IMPORTANT HOW
WE TREAT OTHER PEOPLE. WE TALK A LOT ABOUT LOVE, BUT
REALLY, WHAT IS LOVE? YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IT. AND IT’S REALLY A LOT ABOUT
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A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAT ARE SICK, THAT ARE
HURTING, THAT HAVE CHRONIC PAIN IN THEIR BODY SOMEWHERE,
AND THERE’S LOTS OF MEDICAL ANSWERS AVAILABLE FOR US, LOTS
OF GOOD DOCTORS AND TREATMENTS, BUT I WANT TO
REMIND YOU TODAY THAT BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE ALWAYS
PRAY AND CONTINUE ASKING GOD TO HEAL YOU. NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF MEDICAL
HELP WE GO AND GET, JESUS IS OUR HEALER AND HE WANTS TO
HEAL YOU. SO, EVEN WHEN YOU’RE TAKING
YOUR MEDICINE, YOU NEED TO STILL ASK GOD TO HEAL YOU. AND I WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU
TODAY THAT THEY’RE SICK. JOHN 10:10 SAYS THAT,
“JESUS CAME TO GIVE US AN ABUNDANT LIFE.”
AND I DON’T BELIEVE HE WANTS PEOPLE TO FEEL BAD AND BE SICK
ALL THE TIME. SO, I’M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU AND
THEN WE HAVE A FREE BOOKLET THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO PUT
INTO YOUR HANDS, IF YOU’LL JUST ASK FOR IT. IT’S A BOOK THAT HAS DIFFERENT
HEALING SCRIPTURES IN IT THAT YOU CAN READ OR YOU CAN PRAY
OVER YOUR OWN LIFE. SO, LET’S PRAY RIGHT NOW AND
TRUST GOD TO HEAL ALL OF YOUR DISEASES. FATHER, I KNOW THERE’S A LOT
OF PEOPLE WATCHING TODAY, THAT ARE IN PAIN, PEOPLE THAT HAVE
HAD BAD REPORTS FROM THE DOCTOR, PEOPLE WHO HAVE
SOMETHING WRONG WITH ‘EM AND THEY’VE BEEN TO MANY DOCTORS
AND NOBODY KNOWS WHAT’S WRONG WITH THEM, BUT YOU KNOW. AND I PRAY FATHER, THAT YOU,
RIGHT NOW, IN JESUS’ NAME, WOULD TOUCH WITH YOUR HEALING
POWER THE PEOPLE THAT ARE REACHING OUT IN FAITH TO YOU,
RIGHT NOW. AND I SAY TO THEM, BE HEALED
IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. THERE’S POWER IN THAT NAME. BE HEALED IN JESUS’ NAME. AND FATHER, I PRAY THAT YOU
WOULD LEAD PEOPLE AND GUIDE THEM AS TO WHAT THEY NEED TO
DO, IF ANYTHING, AND TO CONTINUE ALWAYS BELIEVING YOU FOR
HEALING IN THEIR BODIES, IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN. DON’T FORGET TO ASK FOR THIS,
“HEALING WORD,” BOOKLET FREE GIFT TO YOU. NOTHING BETTER THAN READING
THE WORD IN THE AREA WHERE YOU’RE NEEDING A MIRACLE. ANNOUNCER: FOR MORE
INFORMATION VISIT JOYCEMEYER.ORG. THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MADE
POSSIBLE BY THE FRIENDS AND PARTNERS OF JOYCE MEYER
MINISTRIES.

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