Joyce Meyers & Me

One day I was hanging out with my friend Tim. Tim played keys for a band called Delirious. We were in Sacramento, hanging out back stage at Arco Arena, when Tim asked, “Do you want to meet Joyce Meyers?” I thought to myself, “Of course I do! How could I ever pass up an opportunity to meet the “Godmother” of Western Christendom!” I replied calmly, “Yeah, that would be cool.“

We walked through the back stage corridors and approached a black SUV. Joyce and her husband Dave walked up to Tim and me. Tim introduced me and I shook both their hands. They were both extremely cordial, but there was something about Joyce… She exuded strength – it’s was like being in the same room as Margaret Thatcher (That’s a story for another time). Like the Prime Minister, Joyce, too, is a velvet covered anvil. She’s soft to the touch, but immovable in conviction.

After talking for a short while, Dave & Joyce got into the back seat of their black SUV and were whisked away by their driver.

Afterward, I looked at Tim. We didn’t say anything, but we both knew who the strongest person in the room was. We were like Chamberlin shaking hands with Churchill. There was no comparison. Out of the three of us, she was definitely, Sir Winston.

I love Joyce. She’s an incredible woman of faith and a pioneer in the Christian women’s movement. She’s broken down so many walls. I have the utmost respect for her and all she’s done. In many ways, she is the embodiment of what faith can do. (Did I mention she had packed out Arco Arena that weekend?)

Speaking on faith, Joyce once said, “No matter what has happened to you in the past or what is going on in your life right now, it has no power to keep you from having an amazingly good future if you will walk by faith in God. God loves you! He wants you to live with victory over sin so you can possess His promises for your life today!”

You may never meet Joyce Meyer, but her words (above) are true . Believe them, practice them and even after life’s poundings, you will not be shaken – not be moved -just like a velvet anvil.


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