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Doing Life with God

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I do what I do because I’ve seen god’s power transform my own life, and he will do it for you.
The key to everything is found in god’s word.
I’m Joyce Meyer, and I believe that god can heal you everywhere you hurt.
Thank you for joining me on enjoying everyday life.
I teach the word of god here every day, and I believe if we live according to the word, we will enjoy every day of our lives.
The day I wanna talk to you about something that I feel is very important that makes our lives so, so so much better.
And that’s learning how to do what I call doing life with god.
You know, god never invited us just to have a religion He wants us to have a relationship with him.
Jesus didn’t die, so I could just be religious and go to church once a week.
Read a little bit of my bible every day and then not think about him the rest of the time.
He wants to do life with us, and he wants to be involved in everything that you do.
Now This was so life changing for me when I discovered this over 45 years ago.
The Holy Spirit touched my life, and I really began a deep study of the word of god.
And the more I did, the more I realized that God wants to be involved in everything that we do.
He wants to be part of it. We should do everything that we do with him and for him.
In acts 1728, the Bible says, in him, we live and move and have our being.
As some of your own poets have said, we are his offspring.
Now think about that scripture in him, we live and move and have our being.
What was the writer saying? Basically, he was saying we need to do life with god.
Merely going to church and asking god to help us when we have a disaster is not his best plan for us.
He wants us to talk to him.
On and off all day long about anything, whatever, whatever we’re doing, praying for other people, just stay in contact with him on a regular basis.
And, you know, god is never more than one thought away, and I love that.
It’s not like you have to be in some certain posture inside of a church building to talk to god.
You can talk to him in the grocery store in the car.
In your home, out of your home, in the backyard.
God is everywhere, and he is with you all the time. I want you to think about that.
Think about how close God is to you.
When Jesus left, the father sent the Holy Spirit, and he said he has been with you, and he will now be in you.
If you are a Christian, God lives in you. He lives in you.
And so you should be doing everything that you do with the idea in mind that you’re doing it with him.
I lived the way I’m telling you not to live for a lot of years.
I went to church on Sunday.
I read one chapter a day, and my Bible said a little prayer in the morning and a little prayer at night.
And that was it. That was my life with god unless we had some kind of a crisis, and then we would pray about that crisis.
But I tell you when god touched my life and I realized That part of the reason why I was so unhappy was because I was leaving him out of almost everything that I was doing.
It takes a while to form this habit that I’m talking about but it was so I remember that one of the first things that happened to me that, like, kinda opened my eyes I was bowling 1 night, and I wasn’t bowling very good.
We were in a bowling league.
And I heard the Lord speak to me in my heart and say, why don’t you ask me to help you?
And I thought, well, you don’t care about my bowling. And you said, I care about everything you do.
So you can talk to god about everything, not just things that you think are spiritual.
Let me say it again. You can talk to god about everything.
You can ask him to help you with everything that you do because he’s concerned about you all the time wants to take care of you, wants to be invited into everything that you do.
Revelation 316 says so because you’re lukewarm, neither hot or cold.
I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Not I don’t know for sure what that means, but I do know I don’t wanna find out.
I believe that God is saying, all or nothing.
I’d rather you go all the way with me or just do nothing at all rather than just be lukewarm.
You know, if you’re really thirsty, nobody wants a lukewarm glass of water.
If we’re gonna have a nice drink, we wanna either have a nice cold one or a nice hot one.
If you’re a lukewarm Christian, I’m gonna ask you to stir yourself up and get on fire for god.
Live your life with and for him.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that god is alive just to make you happy and do everything you wanna do.
You’re in relationship with him to do what he wants you to do.
To serve him, to love him, to include him in everything, to be obedient to him, to follow the leadership and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
He’s not just around.
So every time we have a crisis, we can call in him and ask him to fix it.
Jesus is saying today, give me your all.
And I believe that there’s a lot of you that probably are ready for that.
Or maybe you didn’t know you were ready for it, but that’s what you need.
Let’s think about the word surrender. Who’s watching today that you’re ready to surrender?
You’re ready to lift up your hand and say, God take all of me, get involved in every area of my life.
Are you living for yourself?
You know, our greatest fear should not be failing, but succeeding at things that don’t really matter.
I love that quote. I don’t wanna just do something.
I wanna do what God wants me to do.
Life gets exciting when you start doing it with god, when you start living for him.
Be honest with yourself today. Are you living for god?
Are you just living, praying that god will make everything you want work out the way you want it to.
You need to make a change and start asking god, what do you want me to do?
I wanna live for you. Show me what your will is.
Mathew 1626 is what good will it be for someone to gain the whole world yet forfeit their soul.
Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
No matter what you store up of material things in this life.
You can spend all your time getting money, saving money, Climbing a ladder of success, but none of that’s worth anything if you lose your relationship with god.
He wants to have a relationship with you and relationships are all based on time You can be as close to god as you wanna be.
It just depends on how much time you’re willing to put into the relationship.
How much time are you putting in your relationship with god?
Do you spend any time with god in the morning before you take off on your day?
You should. Your day is gonna go a whole lot better If you spend time with him first, seek you first, the kingdom of god in his righteousness, and all of these things will be added unto you.
Put god first. Do life with god. Include him in everything that you do.
Talk to him about everything you do.
The Bible says in proverbs 3, acknowledge god in all your ways, and he will direct your paths, be not wise, in your own eyes.
You know what? I believe that means to put it in simple language.
Don’t even think that you’re smart enough to run your own life because you’re not.
Nothing in my life works.
If I don’t ask god to get involved, Jesus set apart for me, you can do nothing.
And what he says he means.
Now I might be able to do something, but I’m not gonna do it right, and I’m not gonna do it with joy because apart from him, Nothing works.
Colossians 3 1723 says, and whatever you do, rather in word or do, or deed, do it all in the name of the lord Jesus giving thanks to god the father through him.
Whatever you do do it all in the name of Jesus.
And whatever you do work at it with all your heart as working for the lord, not for him and masters.
I love that. You know, you drive to work every day, and maybe your attitude is is I go to work to get a paycheck.
Well, How about saying, God, I’m doing this for you? I’m going to work.
For you because I know you want me to be productive.
I wanna do this for you, and I wanna do this with you.
I wanna clarify your name today. I wanna behave in a way today that’s gonna make you proud of me.
Start including God and everything. Start talking to him more about anything and everything.
And you’re gonna like your life a whole lot better.
Psalm 1271 says unless the lord builds the house, They labor in vain that build it.
So see, it’s not saying that we can’t build something without him, but it says our labor is gonna be in vain because here’s the bottom line.
If god’s not involved, you’re not gonna be satisfied with any outcome. That you get.
Unless the lord watches over the city, the guard stamp watch in vain.
No matter what we do, if we don’t do it with god, it’s not gonna be of any value to us.
My life is so much different now.
That I’ve had all these years of doing life with god and not just going to church on Sunday and not really even thinking about him.
Till the next Sunday. I’m comfortable with god.
And you might say, well, what is it?
Well, I don’t have this stiff rigid relationship with him. I’m comfortable with God.
When I hang out with God, it’s kinda like putting on my most cozy jammies and sitting in my most comfortable chair.
I have reverential fear and all of God, but I’m not a afraid of god.
I know that he loves me and that he has a good plan for my life.
I never feel that I need to hide anything from him.
Nothing is hidden from god anyway, so it’s foolish to think that it is. He knows all.
He sees all. He knows things about us that we don’t even know.
I talk to him openly about my sins, my failures, and my faults.
I don’t feel that I have to hide anything from him.
I even appreciate god’s correction in my life because I know now that he only corrects me because He loves me.
I can remember when god used to show me things that I was doing wrong or that he wanted to change would get all down about it because I thought, oh, another thing wrong with me.
But I don’t feel like that anymore now. It’s like, thank you lord for showing me that.
Now I’m asking you to help me change it. I can’t even do that without you.
Proverbs 35 through 7. Trust in the lord was all your heart.
And lean not to your own understanding.
So I’ve tried to figure so many things out and just trust god.
And I mentioned this before in all your ways submit to him and he’ll make your paths straight.
Talk to god about everything. You know, prayer is simply having a conversation with god.
It doesn’t have to be eloquent doesn’t have to be long, you don’t have to be in a certain place.
A powerful prayer can be three words.
I think sometimes we get too wordy trying to be eloquent.
A prayer only really needs to be sincere.
And if it’s sincerely coming out of your heart, then it’s a powerful prayer.
The prayer, the righteous man avails much and makes tremendous power available in his working.
Jesus prayed about everything he would slip off from his disciples. He’d get up early in the morning.
He would walk away from crowds.
I would imagine when he felt week, or he felt like he needed an answer for something.
He knew that he had to go to his father to get those answers.
Jesus said in John 5:30 by myself, I can do nothing.
I judge only as I hear And my judgment is just for I seek not to please myself, but to please him who sent me.
Proverbs 16 9 says a man’s mind plans his way, but the lord directs his steps and makes them sure.
How difficult is it for god to change your mind?
If you’ve got a plan for today, and boy, this is what you wanna do.
This is what you’re gonna do.
And you start getting the sensing that god wants you to do something else.
But boy, you really wanted to do this other thing, and you don’t particularly wanna do the thing God is asking you to do.
How important is it that you follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit?
Well, it is extremely important. How hard is it for god to change your mind?
Are you pliable and moldable in the hands of god?
You know, a made up mind is valuable but is valuable, but stubbornness is not a very good trait.
It’s actually dangerous.
How do we know what god wants us to do?
He doesn’t always give us a blueprint for the next month.
We walk with him moment by moment day by day.
Roman 76 says, but now we are discharged from the law.
Thank god As new covenant believers, we no longer have to follow the rituals, the rules, and regulations of the Old Testament law.
The moral law, we still follow. That’s for all time.
Well, we don’t have to go through all kinds of sacrifices and this and that and something else to be pleasing to god.
We are discharged from the law and we’ve terminated all intercourse with it, having died to what once restraining held us captive, Now listen to this.
So now we serve not under obedience to the old code.
Of written regulations, but under obedience to the promptings of the holy spirit and newness of life.
Oh, that is so beautiful. Prompt things. What does that mean?
Just a little touch from the Holy Spirit.
I think one of the main ways we hear from god is just a knowing deep in our heart is that still small voice that whisper from god.
It may not even come in words. It’s just annoying.
You know that you shouldn’t do the thing that you had planned because god is directing you to go in a new direction.
Oh my goodness. I tell you.
If you start being more obedient to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, One of the things I read as a definition for prompting is like to hold up a cue card.
And I remember years ago when I first started teaching, we didn’t have all the fancy equipment and TV cameras and clocks on the TV cameras, and I wasn’t very good about we had 60 minute cassette tapes that they recorded on the time.
And if I went over the 60 minutes, then the people never heard the end of the message, and I was really bad about running off those tapes.
And so they started giving me cue cards. I had 15 minutes left. I had 10.
I had 54, 321. And, boy, when we got to that one minute, I had to make a decision.
Am I gonna do what I know I should do?
So when people buy these cassette tapes, they’re getting the whole message, or am I just gonna forget the prompt that I got and just do what I want to?
Well, that’s the way a lot of people live their lives.
The Holy Spirit’s prompting them to do this or that or something else, but they’re like, nah.
I’m just gonna live my own life.
Jesus came sent the Holy Spirit to be in close fellowship with us.
The Bible says. Talk to the lord about everything.
You know, he knows it anyway, but it does you good to talk to him about it.
We say sometimes to a friend. Thanks for listening. I just needed to vent. But you know what?
You can vent to the lord. You can tell him how you’re feeling.
You can tell him how unfair you think things are.
Just always end with But I trust you, Lord, and I believe that you’ll take care of everything.
Hebrews 4 13, nothing in all creation is hidden from god’s sight.
Do you know that when you go inside your home and you do things, people may not be able to see, but god still sees.
It’s kind of an amazing thing to think about the fact that god sees everything that we do, everything, everything, everything.
There’s nothing hidden from god. We can’t hide sin from him.
You might as well talk to him about it because he knows it anyway.
Proverbs 2813, whoever conceals their sin does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
There’s so many scriptures in the Bible that talk about how god sees and knows everything that we do.
God is the source of everything.
I was sitting the other morning just looking out my window and I thought everything in the world that’s living weights on god.
We wait on god to do things for us. We wait on god for our provision.
We wait on god for wisdom to know what to do.
But you know, the trees wait on god for water and sunshine.
Every animal in the animal kingdom, wait on god. To provide food for them.
No birds wait on god.
Provide that worm that they need or for somebody to throw some bread off of their pork pork porch on their deck.
Everything. God is the source of all things, and I think that’s so beautiful.
Everything needs him. So I’m 100 verse 4.
Says you enter into his gates with Thanksgiving. You come into his courts with praise.
Be thankful. And say so.
That’s one of the ways that you can do life with god is as you go through the day, thank him for everything.
When you get home from work at night, you drove in traffic, thinking that you got home without having an accident.
When you’re on your way to your job, thank god that you’ve got a job.
Maybe there’s parts of your job that you’re not crazy about, but at least you’ve got one.
Thank god for your home. I thank god often for hot water.
I love to take a hot bath and I’m grateful for that.
As you do life with god, thank him for every big and every tiny blessing.
Stay in touch with god.
One of the ways you can do that is by being thankful in everything.
1st, thessalonians 5 18th says, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 9 verse 1. I will give thanks to you, lord, with all my heart.
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
Flippian’s 4 6 as we are to pray and ask god for what we want with Thanksgiving.
Now let me finalize this teaching today by talking to you about something that’s very important.
You know, we have a tendency to divide what we think is secular and what we think is sacred into 2 parts.
I remember when I would feel really good about myself, if I was sitting in church or in a Bible study or reading the Bible or reading the Christian book.
But all those other things, I thought god wasn’t interested in going to the grocery store, the laundry and this and that and something else.
And it was A great day for me when I found out that if I do everything with god, then everything I do becomes sanctified and sacred.
You know, god showed up to talk to Moses in a regular bush, and he set the bush on fire with his presence.
And he told Moses, take your shoes off to the ground on which you stand as holy ground.
You see, when god shows up anywhere, that place becomes holy.
So if you invite god to go to the grocery store with you, your trip can become sanctified and holy, and that trip to the grocery store can be just as spiritual as going to church on Sunday morning.
Now there are some things obviously that are more spiritually valuable to us and other things.
But I think it’s very exciting to realize that I can clean my house with god and it becomes a sanctified holy task.
It’s not just cleaning house anymore. It’s something I’m doing. Forgot.
The sacred, secular divide is a view of life based on dividing things between what we think is sacred and what we think is spiritual.
But I want you to remember what I’m saying today that if you live life far god and with god, everything you do can become something sacred, something sanctified and given to him.
Exodus 32 there, the angel of the lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush.
Just a plain old ordinary bush. Became holy ground because god was there.
And you know what? God is with you. All the time in everything that you do.
There’s nothing that you do that he doesn’t care about.
The word of god is so precious and the more we study the word the closer we’re gonna come to god.
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That’s where we win or lose the with Satan. He said all he gets to Satan. Thank you.
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