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Wake Up to the Word

 

365 Devotions to Inspire You Each Day

By:  Joyce Meyer

ISBN:  9781455559954

Publisher: FaithWords

Publication Date: 10/11/2016

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: 5 Stars

365-day devotional by #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer offers powerful words as catalysts for developing life-changing closeness with God.

In her uplifting new devotional Joyce Meyer provides you with powerful words--one for every day of the year. Each day's devotion offers a word to focus upon as a catalyst for positive change in your life. These words, along with relevant scripture and practical advice from Joyce, will help you achieve greater closeness with God, which unlocks the great things He has in store for your life.

 

With daily guided encouragement and prayer, as well as Joyce's structured plan for spending time God, you'll be able to tap into His strength to help you overcome life's obstacles and achieve your best. And the words in this devotional will help put your in the frame of mind to receive that power each day.

 

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A special thank you to Faith Words Center Street and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

“Words are powerful. With one word, God can change our lives and we can help change the course of someone’s day. Within one word, we can find encouragement and hope.”

Joyce Meyer, one of my favorites, one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, Joyce’s books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. Each and everyone has a powerful and positive message.

WAKE UP TO THE WORD 365 Devotions to Inspire You Each Dayis a beautiful inspiring book to empower you! A book to treasure and a great addition to any library devotional collection. 

A small book with a big message. A perfect size with a positive message to start each day. For those with busy lifestyles, starting from Jan 1-Dec 31, each day features a scripture, one word, and a message. At the end of each passage is a summary or affirmation with a positive thought-provoking takeaway.

An ideal gift for the upcoming holiday season. What better way to begin the new year or your spiritual journey. No matter who or where you are in your faith or journey, or your personal relationship with God. 

From sins, mistakes, failures, or your path in life; you can discover a way of living, that will truly satisfy your soul. God has a plan for each of us. Whether you need a fresh start, or a renewed relationship. Each of us could use a positive word to help us navigate the negatives throughout the day. 

Each word is powerful and I love waking up with a fresh new message each day. Whether you prefer your devotional time in the mornings or the evenings, each message will renew your spirit. One word for each day of the year, a definition of that word, a Bible verse and a Bible-based encouragement. 

If you are looking for a quick word of encouragement, thought for the day, or something to think about, focus, or meditate during the day, it will assure a blessing. 

A small, yet powerful book. The beautiful cover will draw you in and the soothing words will capture your heart. Share it with others! You will look forward to rising each morning, with a new special message awaiting you every morning. Like a special Christmas gift, all year long. 

 

This daily devotional includes:

  • Powerful words to focus on each day

  • Scriptures and practical advice from Joyce for each word

  • Encouragement to read and pray everyday

My favorite:  July 14 Risk:  

 

"it has been decided by us . . . to select men and send them to you with out beloved Barnabas and Paul, men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."  Act 15:25-26

 

'I believe we should live our lives with an enormous spirit of adventure and risk.  We only get one trip through life, and I don't want to be old and have nothing but regrets.

 

We face the struggle between faith and fear.  Don't give int to fear of the unknown or of being adventurous-move past it and follow what God places on your heart to do.  There will always be critics who tell us our faith is too risky, but don't let them cause  you to live a small, boring life.  you can fully live today by not giving in to fear or by worrying about tomorrow.

 

If you step up to the plate, you might strike out, but if you don't try, you will never know the joy of hitting a home run!"

 

Risk:  To venture: to dare to undertake. 

 

Also, recommend, Seize the Day: Living on Purpose and Making Every Day Count (Sept 2016):

 

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About the Author

 

 

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, she teaches on a number of topics with a particular focus on the mind, mouth, moods and attitudes. Her candid communication style allows her to share openly and practically about her experiences so others can apply what she has learned to their lives.

 

Joyce hosts a TV and radio show, Enjoying Everyday Life®, which broadcasts worldwide to a potential audience of 4.5 billion people. She has authored over 100 books, which have been translated into more than 100 languages. More than 32 million of her books have been distributed free of charge around the world, and each year millions of copies are sold.

 

Joyce conducts close to a dozen domestic and international conferences every year, teaching people to enjoy their everyday lives. For 30 years, her annual women's conference has attracted more than 200,000 women from all over the world to St. Louis for specifically themed teachings by her and guest speakers.

 

Through her teachings, God has provided opportunities to meet the needs of the suffering and bring the Gospel in a practical way. Joyce's passion to help hurting people every day is foundational to the vision of Hand of Hope, the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. These outreaches around the globe include feeding programs, medical care, homes for orphans, and programs combatting human trafficking. In her hometown of St. Louis, Joyce and Dave, her husband, founded the St. Louis Dream Center (SLDC) in 2000. The SLDC serves the inner city through hands-on programs targeted at reaching the lost and hurting with the love of Christ.

 

Over the years, God has provided Joyce with many opportunities to share her testimony and the life-changing message of the Gospel. Having suffered sexual abuse throughout her childhood, as well as just dealing with the struggles of everyday life, Joyce discovered the freedom to live victoriously by applying God's Word to her life and in turn desires to help others do the same.

Joyce is and continues to be an incredible testimony of the dynamic, redeeming work of Jesus Christ.  Read More 
 

 

 

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