Conference Notes: Getting the Most Out of Life

This is the last installment of my notes from the Joyce Meyer Love Life Women’s Conference. The fifth and final session was on Saturday afternoon.

Joyce Meyer spoke at the last session. Here are my notes:

If you don’t feel good about yourself, you can’t make anyone else feel better about their selves.

(At this point there was a huge box on the stage presumably filled with cards that we had been asked to fill out stating the lies that the enemy has told us about ourselves i.e. I am too old, I missed my chance, etc. Those cards were a point of contact for us to get rid of all of the false things the enemy has told us about ourselves. Mama Joyce blew up that box full of lies!)

Thinking about what is wrong with me makes me selfish and self-centered.

The enemy wants us focused on self so that we will miss the opportunities to minister that God puts in our path.

What are we going to do for CHRIST???

Will we let him work in our mind and our will and emotions???

Galatians 6:7-9 AMP “Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap. For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.”

There is no way to get what you want without doing it God’s way.

Walk in the Spirit = get life

Choose to do the right thing (by the help of the Holy Spirit) and you will reap God’s reward in your life.

{doing the right thing over and over and over and over}

{God’s reward will come at the right time in due season}

Be prepared for opposition to the changes God wants you to make.

*Aggressive Faith- do warfare with the Word of God

In Mark 4, Jesus told the disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”

As they were in the boat crossing over there was a storm and Jesus had fallen asleep.

{You cannot give up when there’s a storm in the middle of your journey}

Very few make it through the middle.

Don’t ever give up.

The more good we do in life, the better quality it will be.

Less self-focus = better life

Focusing on others and what they want is what gets you what you want.

We are given everything we need to have a wonderful life. Now the question is: What am I going to do with it?

^This is the same as what happened in the Garden of Eden J .

There are 100 scriptures about rewards (payday).

There are rewards/consequences for obedience/disobedience.

Training for another level of blessing.

Sowing/reaping gives me input into the outcome of my life.

Psalm 19:11 AMP “Moreover, by them is Your servant warned (reminded, illuminated, and instructed); and in keeping them there is great reward.”

We don’t get a reward for reading the Bible.

The reward comes for keeping the Word.

*Aggressively expect the harvest.

Proverbs 9:12 NIV “If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.”

If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you!

Proverbs 25:21-22 AMP “If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty , give him water to drink; For in doing so, you will hear coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord will reward you.”

Give my enemy food and drink to heap coals on their head and God will reward me!

How I live my life is my gift to God.

Luke 6:35 AMP “But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one;; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked.”

Great reward for loving your enemy!

There is a scripture about a reward for confidence.

There is a scripture about a reward for good works done in secret.

Psalms 119:109 AMP “My life is continually in my hand, yet I do not forget Your law.”

We are free to make our own choices.

We are not free from the consequences of those choices.

We need to be enthusiastic about doing the right thing.

ENTHUSIASTIC means God within. It originally became a word to describe how Christians acted after they got saved!

Never wait to see how you feel before you see what you’re going to do.

{Sometimes the enemy will attack us just to distract us from doing right}

God doesn’t give us His power to do nothing.


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